Austin to Boston

5 old VW camper vans. 4 bands. 3 thousand miles. 2 weeks. 1 gloriously backwards tour. The adventure starts after a fire-fuelled final night at Austin’s SXSW Music Festival, where the bands (Ben Howard, The Staves, Nathaniel Rateliff, Bear’s Den) pile into their rides and head northeast. They play everywhere from bars to barns, rooms to rooftops, packing out tiny venues and wowing crowds with their unique sounds. But heavy rainstorms, multiple breakdowns, and cramped conditions remind them that to push through sometimes you need to pull together. Featuring Mumford & Sons’ Ben Lovett and narrated by Gill Landry this documentary is about a modern tour, done the old fashioned way.

Gentlemen of the Road presents… Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - Saturday 6th July ]

From the Mumford & Sons Official Website:
Tuesday 16, April 2013

What are you doing, oh, say… Saturday 6th July? Well, sure hope you’re free.

Because by that time Marcus, Ben, Ted and Winston will be back on home turf in London (post-Calgary-Telluride Summer Stampede) and not only that but it will of course also officially be Summer Time. And well you know how they like to celebrate these things with friends.

By friends we mean you and these friends from the road too, presented by Gentlemen of the Road…

Tickets will then go on general sale on Friday 19th April at 9am www.livenation.co.uk.

It’s going to be a whole lot of fun. Hope to see you there.

Much love,
M&S HQ x

Mumford & Sons announce HUGE London Olympic Park gig on 6th July!

Other artists include Ben Howard, Vampire Weeked, Haim, and more…

Tune in to BBC Radio 1 from 8pm local time for a live interview with Ted Dwane about the concert. Click here to convert broadcast time to your time zone.

As always, keep following Mumford & Sons Blog for updates!

Gentlemen of the Road Presents… At Phoenix Park
From the Mumford & Sons Official Website:Wednesday 13, March 2013
Dublin… a place that’s provided the background to many memorable moments in the minds of Mumford & Sons, and a few misplaced ones too. It’s a place they are always happy to return to.
Therefore we are pleased, proud and excited to announce details of a show there this summer, in association with Gentlemen of the Road. Line-up as follows:
Gentlemen of the Road presentsPhoenix Park, DublinSunday 14th JulyMumford & SonsBen HowardThe VaccinesEdward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Tickets go on sale Friday 15th March via Music Glue (€60.50) tickets.mumfordandsons.com/ and Ticketmaster (€61.50) www.ticketmaster.ie/venueartist/198604/1388154.
Hope you can make it!Much love,M&S HQ x
Ps. if you missed the new video for “Whispers In The Dark” check it out here.

Gentlemen of the Road Presents… At Phoenix Park

From the Mumford & Sons Official Website:
Wednesday 13, March 2013

Dublin… a place that’s provided the background to many memorable moments in the minds of Mumford & Sons, and a few misplaced ones too. It’s a place they are always happy to return to.

Therefore we are pleased, proud and excited to announce details of a show there this summer, in association with Gentlemen of the Road. Line-up as follows:

Gentlemen of the Road presents
Phoenix Park, Dublin
Sunday 14th July
Mumford & Sons
Ben Howard
The Vaccines
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Tickets go on sale Friday 15th March via Music Glue (€60.50) tickets.mumfordandsons.com/ and Ticketmaster (€61.50) www.ticketmaster.ie/venueartist/198604/1388154.

Hope you can make it!
Much love,
M&S HQ x

Ps. if you missed the new video for “Whispers In The Dark” check it out here.

WXPN to broadcast Sunday night’s Mumford and Sons concert from Susquehanna Bank Center ]

From WXPN The Key:
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When London folk revivalists Mumford & Sons announced their two-night stand at Susquehanna Bank Center shortly after their sophomore LP Babel dropped in the fall, both shows sold out in seconds. For those who didn’t get tickets, WXPN is broadcasting the band’s set on Sunday night the 17th in its entirety. The night begins at 8 p.m. EST [click here to convert to your own time zone] with host Mike Vasilikos live from the Susquehanna Bank Center while Haim and Ben Howard warm up the crowd. When Mumford goes on, we turn the airwaves over to the stage as the band works through songs from Babel and its 2009 debut Sigh No More. Tune in on the radio at 88.5 FM in Philadelphia or online at XPN.org. Below, check out a video of the band performing “I Will Wait” sold-out show at Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn – clearly, the local crowd is in for a high energy mass-singalong whether it’s on-air on in the flesh.

Supports for East Coast US tour dates announced ]

From the Mumford & Sons Official Website:
Monday 10, December 2012 

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One of the most exciting parts about planning a tour is getting to pick the support bands.

This time Marcus, Ben, Ted and Winston are very pleased and honoured to welcome the following on their February 2013 East Coast US Tour:

5th - TD Gardens, Boston MA - Ben Howard, Felice Brothers 
6th - Barclays Center, New York NY - Ben Howard, Felice Brothers
12th - Barclays Center, New York NY - Haim, Ben Howard
13th - Patriot Center, Fairfax VA - Haim, Ben Howard
14th - Patriot Center, Fairfax VA - Haim, Ben Howard
16th - Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden NJ - Haim, Ben Howard
17th - Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden NJ - Haim, Ben Howard

You can use these links to find out more:
Ben Howard
The Felice Brothers
Haim

In other US news the episode of Crossroads that the band performed on with Emmylou Harris is due to air on CMT this Sunday 16th December at 9am. For more details click here.

Much love,
M&S HQ x

Hi! I'm a big fan of your blog, you give so much information, I hope you know it's appreciated! Wondered if you have/knew if there was a download of the Communion Jam cover of Over The Hill done at SXSW? Thank you!

- Asked by sarahsighnomore

Hi, and thank you! I try to be as helpful as I can.

There is a download of that Communion jam session and, as a matter of fact, I’ve already posted it right here.

For anyone who is unaware of what she’s asking about, Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons, Ben Howard and his band, Michael Kiwanuka, The Staves, and Johannes from Bear’s Den covered John Martyn’s “Over The Hill” during this year’s SXSW and shared the video of the jam session. I highly encourage you to not only check out that cover, but to also check out all of those brilliant artists and Communion. You can sign up to receive Communion’s weekly update that always includes free downloads and, really, who doesn’t like free awesome music? Check it out!

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Part Five of Mumford & Sons in the 16th June 2012 issue of NME Magazine, featuring Communion Music. Click here for the rest of the article.

Click to zoom and enjoy!

Pinkpop Festival to be streamed live, including Mumford & Sons!

The 2012 Pinkpop Festival is happening May 26th-28th and, if you’re not going to the festival, you can enjoy all the performances—Mumford & Sons, Ben Howard, Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band, Bombay Bicycle Club, Linkin Park, The Cure, and more—from the comfort of your own home!

Click here to watch the live stream all weekend long at Cultura 24. Be aware that you may have to use your browser’s translate feature, as the website is in Dutch.  This is the stream that will have the most comprehensive concert coverage.

Click here to watch the live stream all weekend long at 3voor12. This website is also in Dutch, so be prepared to use your browser’s translator. This is the stream that will have more interviews from the grounds of the festival.

Mumford & Sons are scheduled to perform on the festival Main Stage at 6:30 PM CEST (local time) on Monday, 28th May. For your reference, that is:

  • UK BST - 5:30 PM
  • US EDT - 12:30 PM
  • US CDT - 11:30 AM
  • US MDT - 10:30 AM
  • US PDT - 9:30 AM
    and for any Australian followers who might be interested in staying up late to watch:
  • AEST - 2:30 AM Tuesday, 29th May
  • ACST - 2:00 AM Tuesday, 29th May
  • AWST - 12:30 AM Tuesday, 29th May

Check the festival website for other set times, and check back here at Mumford & Sons Blog for any additional information as it is made available!

Win festival tickets! See Radiohead, Mumford & Sons, The Cure, and more at Bilbao BBK Live! ]

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The festival take place from the 12th to the 14th July in Bilbao, Spain, coinciding with the running of the bulls and just an hour away from Pamplona - don’t miss this once in a life time experience!

Tickets include weekend camping - winners are responsible for their own transportation to the festival site in Bilbao, Spain.

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Click through to enter and good luck!

Communion Records, "New Faces" - Listen ]

Today’s the day that Communion Records (which was started by Mumford And Sons’ Ben Lovett, along with Kevin Jones, and producer Ian Grimble) releases its new compilation album New Faces in the UK. The release, which includes tracks from the likes of Michael Kiwanuka, Gotye, Ben Howard and James Vincent McMorrow, is now available to stream on NME.com via the link above.

A launch party for New Faces, featuring sets from Matt Corby, Joe Banfi and Dan Croll, will be held at London’s Shepherds Bar on April 26th.

The full album tracklisting is:

  1. Michael Kiwanuka - ‘Tell Me A Tale’
  2. Julia Stone - ‘Let’s Forget All The Things That We Say’
  3. Joe Banfi - ‘Olive Green’ 
  4. Gabriel And The Hounds - ‘What Good Would That Do?’ 
  5. Daughter - ‘Love’ 
  6. 3 Blind Wolves - ‘Emily Rose’ 
  7. Ben Howard - ‘Three Tree Town’ 
  8. Keaton Henson - ‘To Your Health’ 
  9. Lucy Rose - ‘Middle of the Bed’ 
  10. Matt Corby - ‘Kings and Queens, Beggars And Thieves’ 
  11. Boy and Bear - ‘Milk and Sticks’ 
  12. Jocie Adams - ‘Bed Of Notions’ 
  13. Dan Croll - ‘Marion’ 
  14. The Apache Relay - ‘American Nomad’ (Communion version) 
  15. James Vincent McMorrow - ‘Hear The Noise That Moves So Soft And Low’ 
  16. David McCaffery - ‘Stars’ 
  17. Nathaniel Rateliff - ‘Just For Me But I Thought Of You’ 
  18. Will Nott - ‘Won’t Go Back’ 
  19. Bear’s Den - ‘Pompeii’ 
  20. Gotye - ‘Bronte’

Click here or above to listen to the album on NME.com, and pick up your copy today!

Communion Records artists Michael Kiwanuka, Ben Howard with his band, India and Chris, Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons, The Staves and Johannes from Bear’s Den jam to John Martyn’s “Over The Hill.”  Audio taken from this video, filmed at Cacophony Recorders in Austin, Texas during SXSW 2012.

Click here to download.

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