Mumford & Sons are returning to North America in February, reveal the producer of the next Arcade Fire album
Mumford & Sons @ Mercury Lounge during CMJ (more by Tim Griffin)
We've already knew that a third Arcade Fire album is due in 2010 but we can now reveal the band have been working on it with Markus Dravs, who engineered their last offering Neon Bible.
Not only does Dravs have the likes of Bjork, Coldplay and The Maccabees on his studio CV, he produced Mumford and Sons' debut Sigh No More, with Marcus Mumford letting slip the news in an interview with 6 Music.
"I don't know if I'm allowed to say this but yeah, he's working on the next Arcade Fire record at the moment," he said, with double bassist Ted Dwane interjecting: "Boom there it is."
"There it is, dropped, 6 Music exclusive," added Mumford. "I'm sure that's public knowledge, because he's been there for about six months."
UK folkies Mumford & Sons will be returning to the US, post-their CMJ appearances, for at least one show on Thursday, February 18th at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets go on AmEx presale today at noon. General sale starts Friday, December 4th at noon. There's also a Toronto gig planned a few days before, so probably many more dates to come. In the meantime they have announced dates in the UK, Australia and elsewhere through March. All dates below.
Mumford & Sons' tightly-packed vocal harmonies, bluegrass proclivities and neatly groomed facial hair are all in full display in their new video for "Winter Winds," off their debut, Sigh No More, which came out in October. That and a few other videos and all tour dates are below...
Mumford & Sons - Winter Winds
Mumford & Sons - Little Lion Man (Bookshop Sessions)
Mumford & Sons - White Blank Page (Bookshop Sessions)
Mumford & Sons - 2009/10 Tour Dates
Dec 02 Mumford & Sons Winter Fair *SOLD OUT* London
Dec 10 Ashoka Amphitheatre New Delhi
Dec 11 High Spirits Pune
Dec 12 Bandra Fort Amphitheatre Mumbai
Dec 18 Live Hyderabad
Dec 19 Someplace Else Kolkata
Jan 29 Laneway Festival Brisbane
Jan 30 Laneway Festival Sydney
Jan 31 Laneway Festival Melbourne
Feb 06 Laneway Festival Perth
Feb 15 El Mocambo Toronto, ON
Feb 18 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
Mar 03 ABC Glasgow
Mar 04 Academy 2 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 *SOLD OUT* London
Mar 14 Shepherd's Bush Empire London
Mar 16 Queen's Hall Edinburgh
Mar 18 Academy Dublin
Mar 20 Spring & Airbrake Belfast