Mumford and Sons joined by Haim for special Glastonbury appearance ]

Both bands appeared on the Gentlemen of the Road stage in the Avalon Cafe

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From NME.com:
Saturday 28, June 2014
Photo: Jenn Five / NME

Haim joined Mumford and Sons on the Gentlemen of the Road day stage in the Avalon Cafe this afternoon at Glastonbury Festival.

The band took to the stage in the small packed out tent, curated by Mumford and Sons, at 5.45pm, opening with ‘Honey and I’. 

"How the fuck is everyone doing today," shouted bass player Este Haim before the band launched into a singalong version of ‘Forever’. They followed it with ‘The Wire’ and an elongated guitar freak-out before inviting Mumford as Sons onstage to perform a cover of The Rolling Stones’ ‘Dead Flowers’. 

"How was that with a bit of Mumford and Sons for you" Este Haim said before the two bands launched into another Rolling Stones cover - ‘Honky Tonk Blues’. After the song, Marcus Mumford grabbed the mic, telling the crowd "that’s Haim everybody" as they all went offstage. 

Prior to Haim’s appearance, Marcus Mumford, Ben Lovett and Ted Dwane of Mumford and Sons appeared on stage for the last song of Michael Kiwanuka’s set in the small Avalon Cafe. 

The three members of the band - who headlined the Pyramid Stage last year - covered Neil Young’s ‘Dance Dance Dance’ with Kiwanuka. They were also joined by members of Bear’s Den and The Staves for the track, which finished with Marcus Mumford high-fiving Kiwanuka before saying “Give it up for Michael Kiwanuka and his amazing band, ladies and gents.”

The appearance of the band members - minus banjo player Winston Marshall - makes for the first performance from the band since they announced their hiatus last year when they finished touring their Grammy Award winning second album ‘Babel’.
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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!

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

Daytrotter Presents...The Stopover Sessions ]

From the Mumford & Sons Official Website:
Friday 5, October 2012 

The location is Dixon, Illinois and the date is August 2012. Mumford & Sons are in town for a Stopover show…

The buzz of the crowds and the stands and the bands they’ve asked to play fizzes around them. The weather is hot and they seek a little refuge indoors, finding an empty high school auditorium.Daytrotter are in the premises, recording equipment in tow.

It being the only multi-day Stopover date Marcus, Ben, Ted and Winston find themselves in a rare position of circumstance; a quiet space, all their instruments plus a whole load of talented musician folk on hand and with a little time to spare. So Daytrotter hit record and thus, here we have today… The Stopover Sessions.

They consist of a mixture of originals, covers (Bruce SpringsteenBob Dylan) and interpretations of traditional folk songs and include recordings by not only by Mumford & Sons but also contributions from HAIM, Abigail Washburn, Apache Relay, Dawes, Gogol Bordello, The Very Best and Nathaniel Rateliff., laid down either in the auditorium or the lounge of the band’s tour bus.

Daytrotter members can now download all of these sessions over here. If you’re not a member it’s still possible to stream the tracks by signing up for a free trial.

The Stopover Sessions come in a number of parts; Mumford & Sons and Friends, Stopover Sessions Part 2 and Stopover Sessions Part 3, Gogol Bordello’s Stopover Session and The Very Best’s Stopover Session.

Enjoy,
M&S HQ x

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Daytrotter Rolls Out Gentlemen of the Road Stopover Sessions

In addition to the Mumford & Sons and Friends Session that was released on October 1, 2012, Daytrotter has just released Parts 2 and 3 of a series of sessions that were recorded in Dixon, Illinois during Mumford & Sons’ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover on August 18, 2012. The sessions feature musicians who were a part of the day-long festival:

Stopover Sessions, Part 2: HAIM and Abigail Washburn

  1. Keys to the Kingdom (Abigail Washburn)
  2. Honey & I (HAIM)

Stopover Sessions, Part 3: The Apache Relay, Nathaniel Rateliff, Taylor Goldsmith

  1. Cornerstone (Apache Relay)
  2. If I Had No Place to Fall (Nathaniel Rateliff)
  3. The French Inhaler (Taylor Goldsmith)
As always, you can click here to go to the Mumford & Sons and Friends Daytrotter session.

More GOTR Stopover Sessions are coming, so stay tuned for updates as they’re made available!

Mumford & Sons, Dawes, Apache Relay, Haim, Jeff the Brotherhood, Simon Felice, and Justin Townes Earle perform “Wagon Wheel” as the epic finale of Mumford & Sons’ set at the Gentlemen of the Road Stopover in Bristol, VA/TN on August 11, 2012.

BREAKING NEWS: Extra tickets released for Mumford & Sons' Portland, Maine Stopover on August 4th! ]

From the Mumford & Sons Official Website:

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Good news all the way from Portland for anyone who missed out on tickets for the band’s Gentlemen of the Road Stopover on 4th August.

An extra batch of tickets will made available to locals, in person, from Port City Music Hall Box Office at 504 Congress Street from 10am today, Thursday 12th July! Tickets cost $69 each all in and are limited to 6 per person. Box office opening hours are 10am-6pm. This is to ensure that Portlanders and Mainers get first dibs on tickets.

Tickets will then go on public sale online via www.gentlemenoftheroad.com on Saturday 14th July at 10am local time.

Here’s a reminder of the line-up for the Stopover:

  • Mumford & Sons
  • St. Vincent
  • Dawes
  • The Maccabees
  • Apache Relay
  • Simone Felice
  • Haim

- HQ x

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