Posted in music | tour dates on March 1, 2010

by Andrew Frisicano

Mumford & Sons @ Bowery Ballroom on February 18th (more by Sarahana)
Mumford & Sons

London four-piece Mumford & Sons will make good on the promise made at their sold-out Bowery Ballroom show earlier this February to return shortly to NYC. The band heads out with Australia's the Middle East across North America this May and June, and they'll both be at NYC's Webster Hall on Tuesday, May 18th. Tickets TBA. You can also catch Mumford at Bonnaroo.

At the Bowery, Mumford & Sons played to an enthusiastic, considerably British crowd (they took a mid-set poll), who had no qualms with singing out the choruses. The UK showing was understandable considering that Mumford's debut, Sigh No More, has been out for almost six months in their home country. In the States the band is still a relatively new arrival (kind of like fellow major label Brit Little Boots, whose Hands came out in the UK last June and is just getting to the US on March 2nd, the same night she plays Highline Ballroom).

That said, the recorded product is both immediate and familiar. Sigh No More benefits greatly from the production of veteran studioman Markus Dravs (whose credits include Bjork and Arcade Fire's Neon Bible and a forthcoming third album). The harmonies on the record are air-tight and brightly polished. Live, the varnish wears off a bit to reveal the affable, passionate, skilled musicians underneath. They benefit from a concert-hall of voices in support (a thing facilitated by the lyrics, which are clear and earnest). Currently, the band is all potential, and their new songs at the Bowery Ballroom showed promise and an encouraging desire to further loosen the neck ties.

Part of their tour with the Middle East includes Sasquatch Music Fest this May (a lineup which also includes Mumford collaborator Laura Marling). Before that, Mumford & Sons will play shows across Europe.

The Middle East will be at Coachella this April, and even sooner they'll be playing SXSW. Their first of four Austin shows will be at the BrooklynVegan official SXSW showcase at Club DeVille on Wednesday, March 17th (also with Dawes, Here We Go Magic, Bowerbirds, Califone and Serena Maneesh). Their full SXSW schedule, all tour dates and Mumford's new video for "The Cave" are below...

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The Middle East - "Blood" at Laneway Festival in Melbourne on January 30, 2010

The Middle East - 2010 SXSW Schedule
Wed, March 17 BrooklynVegan Official Showcase @ Club DeVille #
Thu, March 18 Paste Party @ Galaxy Room $
Sat, March 20 KCRW's Official Day Stage Café @ Austin Convention Center &
Sat, March 20 Sounds Australia/One Movement Showcase @ Maggie Mae's Gibson Room %
# w/ Dawes, Here We Go Magic, Bowerbirds, Califone, Serena Maneesh
$ w/ Lou Barlow & The Missingmen, Shearwater, Low Anthem, Fanfarlo
& w/ Lissie & Rogue Wave
% w/ Washington, Dappled Cities, Sherlock's Daughter, Kate Miller-Heidke, The Chevelles & Karnivool

Mumford & Sons - The Cave

Mumford & Sons - 2010 European Tour Dates
Mar 03 ABC Glasgow
Mar 04 Academy 1 Manchester
Mar 06 Wulfrun Wolverhampton
Mar 07 Newcastle Uni Newcastle
Mar 09 Academy Liverpool
Mar 10 Junction Cambridge
Mar 12 Corn Exchange Brighton
Mar 13 Shepherd's Bush Empire London
Mar 14 Shepherd's Bush Empire London
Mar 16 Queen's Hall Edinburgh
Mar 18 Academy Dublin
Mar 20 Mandella Hall Belfast
Apr 09 Motel Mozaique Festival Rotterdam
Apr 11 Loppen Copenhagen
Apr 12 Debaser Bar Stage Stockholm
Apr 14 E-Werk Cologne
Apr 15 Astra Berlin
Apr 16 Backstage Halle Munich
Apr 18 Uebel & Gefaehrlich Hamburg
Apr 20 Le Grande Mix Lille
Apr 22 Laiterie Strasbourg
Apr 23 Epicerie Moderne Lyon
Apr 24 Festival Faveurs de Printemps Toulon
Apr 26 Tivoli Utrecht
Apr 27 AB Club Brussels
Apr 29 Rote Fabrik - Clubraum Zurich
Apr 30 Covo Bologna
May 01 Circolo degli Artisti Rome

Mumford & Sons + Middle East - 2010 Tour Dates
05/13/2010 Cabaret du Musee Juste Pour Rire Montreal QC
05/18/2010 Webster Hall New York NY
05/20/2010 9:30 Club Washington DC
05/21/2010 Beachland Ballroom Cleveland OH
05/22/2010 Wexner Center Columbus OH
05/24/2010 Lincoln Hall Chicago IL
05/25/2010 Varsity Theater Minneapolis MN
05/29/2010 Sasquatch Music Fest Gorge, WA
05/30/2010 560 Club Vancouver BC
05/31/2010 Aladdin Theater Portland OR
06/03/2010 Great American Music Hall San Francisco CA
06/04/2010 Henry Fonda Theater Los Angeles CA
06/07/2010 Rhythm Room Phoenix AZ
06/09/2010 Antone's Austin TX
06/10/2010 House of Blues - Pontiac Garage Dallas TX

Mumord & Sons - other 2010 Tour Dates
Jun 12 - Bonnaroo Music Festival Manchester
Jun 14 - The Bluebird Bloomington
Jun 15 - Off Broadway St. Louis
Jun 16 - Record Bar Kansas

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Comments (12)

"considerably Anglo" wtf? why say that? And if you are going to, have the balls to expand on it

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2010 8:44 AM

^^^ the audience was all Brits, as confirmed in a pool conducted by Mumford on the stage. Changed "Anglo" to "British" which is what he meant.

Posted by brooklynvegan | March 1, 2010 9:09 AM

I hope the Middle East play their own show in NYC too.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2010 9:10 AM

Hey BV Mumford and Sons is also playing Bonnaroo.

Posted by Ryan Jordal | March 1, 2010 9:35 AM

"Mumford and Sons is also playing Bonnaroo."

updated, thanks

Posted by brooklynvegan | March 1, 2010 9:40 AM

something about Mumford & Sons just doesnt click with me... sort of cheezy at times...forced,,,

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2010 9:53 AM

they suck

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2010 11:15 AM

you need to come to the United States

Posted by tori | September 7, 2010 7:25 PM

That said, the recorded product is both immediate and familiar. Sigh No More benefits greatly from the production of veteran studioman Markus Dravs (whose credits include Bjork and Arcade Fire's Neon Bible and a forthcoming third album). The harmonies on the record are air-tight and brightly polished. Live, the varnish wears off a bit to reveal the affable, passionate, skilled musicians underneath. They benefit from a concert-hall of voices in support (a thing facilitated by the lyrics, which are clear and earnest). Currently, the band is all potential, and their new songs at the Bowery Ballroom showed promise and an encouraging desire to further loosen the neck ties.

Part of their tour with the Middle East includes Sasquatch Music Fest this May (a lineup which also includes Mumford collaborator Laura Marling). Before that, Mumford & Sons will play shows across Europe.

Posted by منتديات | October 10, 2010 12:41 PM

Saw em @ La Zona Rosa in Austin, cool. Good music, cat onda banjo really grindin! Can't knock their hustle..

Posted by myoosick | November 28, 2010 2:16 AM

they are doing pretty good for thier music to be only out for a little while. I think they will have a good following in the states after the tour is done.

Posted by server | March 17, 2011 1:44 AM

Cant wait for these guys @ SXSW.

Posted by Janei Herrera | March 12, 2012 1:13 PM

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