Mumford and Sons have become massively successful on a global scale since the release of their début album, “Sign No More,” in 2009. They have brought their unique style of literary inspired contemporary folk music to the masses, and have garnered critical acclaim in the process. They have also built a solid reputation for putting on must-see live performances after touring extensively to promote “Sign No More.”
Mumford and Sons' début album earned rave reviews, as well as many award nominations. Indeed, it was performing as nominees at the Grammys in 2011 in helped to cement the band's standing as energetic and exciting live performers. The fact that they shared the stage with Bob Dylan and the Avett Brothers shows the esteem in which they were beginning to be held. They have been nominated for six Grammys in total, and have also won Billboard Music Awards, a Q Award, and BRIT Award for best British album of the year.
With the success of “Sign No More” it is no wonder that fans have been desperate for more Mumford and Sons material. Finally, in September 2012, the band released their much-anticipated second album, “Babel.” As they did with “Sign No More,” Mumford and Sons have plans to promote this new album with a lengthy tour. From the 12th of October to the 6th of November the band will be playing venues across Australia and New Zealand, taking in Sydney, Melbourne, and Wellington amongst other cities.
They then head home to begin their UK tour on Wednesday 21st November. Running until Tuesday 18th December, this tour will take in venues such as the SECC in Glasgow, the Cardiff International Arena, The Odyssey Arena in Belfast, and the O2 Arenas in Dublin and London. UK fans will be eager to see the band play live again after the successes of previous performances, such as the high energy sets seen at the T in the Park and Glastonbury festivals.
As a result of the band's well earned reputation as exciting live performers, Mumford and Sons tickets now sell out very quickly. In fact, even when promoting “Sigh No More” the band played sold out shows across the USA and throughout most of Europe. Their intense touring schedule was one of the reasons why a second album was so long in the making. The result of this focus on live performances, however, is that Marcus Mumford, Ben Lovett, Ted Dwane, and Country Winston have finely honed their musical skills to the point of perfection.
Tickets for Mumford and Sons are available at Stubhub. There is an overwhelming feeling that these shows are not to be missed. They promise much, and deliver even more. “Babel” has already been tremendously well received amongst fans and critics alike. Expectations are high for the accompanying tour, but the band's history of live performances means that there is little chance of disappointment. Fans' favourites such as “Little Lion Man,” “Winter Winds,” and “The Cave” will be played alongside new songs such as “I Will Wait” and “Hopeless Wanderer” to create an unforgettable live music experience.