Folk rock band Mumford & Sons has announced a four performance layover in the United States this February before embarking on a full length European tour.
Mumford & Sons is scheduled to perform February 5 at TD Garden in Boston; February 6 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn; February 13 at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA; and finally the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ. With the recent explosion of popularity it is no surprise that the newly announced concerts are booked at much larger venues than the small theatres and performing arts centers that Mumford & Sons visited during their 2012 U.S. Summer Tour.
Tickets for all four performances will go onsale to the general public Friday, November 9 at 10 a.m. ET. Ticketmaster notes that “select reserved locations are electronic Ticketmaster Paperless Tickets ONLY.” This method of ticketing is non trasferable, and the purchaser must be present with his or her credit card and ID in order to retrieve their tickets from the venue the night of the concert.
For fans on the West Coast Marcus and company previously announced concerts at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA. These performances are set for the following week on November 10 and 12. Originally there was only one show scheduled but due to an overwhelming demand for tickets a second show was announced. With no other concerts currently scheduled for February it is possible that a similar situation could occur with the East Coast performances.
Mumford & Sons was able to fit in the United States dates between two full length tours. The band is set to kick off on their Tour of Two Halves on November 21. The tour will span the United Kingdom and Ireland with 14 stops scheduled, including London’s O2 Arena on December 11. The tour concludes December 16 in Dublin at The O2.
The second tour covers 23 performances across Europe with stops in Warsaw, Poland; Rome, Italy; Madrid, Spain; Paris, France; and Berlin, Germany among others. The Europe 2013 tour will run from March 4 through April 11.
Mumford & Sons consists of lead singer and guitarist Marcus Mumford, keyboardist Ben Lovett, bassist Ted Dwyane, and “Country” Winston Marshall on the banjo. The band is busy on the road in support of their sophomore album Babel, which was released on September 25, 2012. Up until the recent release of Taylor Swift’s Red, Babel held the title of the biggest debut sales week for 2012 with 600,000 copies sold in its first week, according to EW.com. The album rocketed to the No. 1 position on Billboard 200, and five weeks later Babel currently holds the fourth position on Billboard 200 and remains atop the Rock Albums chart. The album was led by the lead single “I Will Wait.”
Their debut album Sigh No More was released in the United States in 2010 and as of late Septmeber 2012 was recorded to have sold 2.4 million copies in the United States alone, according to the New York Times. Mumford & Sons gained notierity through their hit songs “Little Lion Man” and “The Cave,” but two performances during the 2011 Grammy Awards really propelled them to stardom. New York Times reports the band’s sales nearly doubled and reached the No. 2 position on Billboard 200.
The February concerts are sure to be a hot ticket amongst concertgoers and rightfully so as Mumford & Sons may be one of the most energetic and engaging bands in the music industry currently.