Mumford & Sons have finally announced the release date for the follow-up to their 2009 debut album ‘Sigh No More’. The band’s new studio effort is set for release on September 24th.
The band made the announcement during their performance at the Pinkpop Festival which took place in The Netherlands over the past weekend. Marcus Mumford said on stage that the new album was finished and Ben Lovett revealed the release date. The record has been produced by Markus Dravs, who also produced ‘Sigh No More’.
Ben Lovett also recently told BBC Radio 1′s Zane Lowe the following about the new album:
“We can’t really come out with any tricks or new sounds because we have the instruments we play and we sing songs. We’ve just made another record that we felt best represented where we got to.”
Below is a video of the band playing a live session for Dutch 3FM Radio where the band also briefly spoke about the new album and played a new song, titled ‘Where Are You Now’.
Mumford & Sons live at the 3FM studio at Pinkpop Festival
Mumford and Sons will, for the first time, stage two festivals in the coming weeks. The first will take place at Huddersfield’s Greenhead Park on June 2nd, with Michael Kiwanuka, Willy Mason, The Correspondents and Nathaniel Rateliff. The second takes place a week later on June 9th at Galway’s Salthill Park, with The Vaccines, Zulu Winter, Nathaniel Rateliff, Willy Mason and The Correspondents, the festivals are entitled Gentlemen Of The Road Stopover. All of the band’s May and June dates are listed below.
Mumford & Sons May and June 2012 UK tour dates are:
30th – St David’s Hall, Cardiff
31st – Leas Cliff Pavilion, Folkestone
2nd – Gentlemen of the Road Stopover In Huddersfield – Mumford & Sons + Michael Kiwanuka, Willy Mason, Nathaniel Rateliff, The Correspondents
4th – The Apex, Bury St Edmonds
5th – Marina Theatre, Lowestoft
6th – The Sage, Gateshead
9th – Gentlemen of the Road Stopover In Galway – Mumford & Sons + The Vaccines, Willy Mason, Zulu Winter, Nathaniel Rateliff, The Correspondents
Tickets for all the shows are available from the link below. Mumford & Sons will also play at Belgium’s Rock Werchter Festival on June 9th.
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