Everyone’s favourite folk quartet Mumford & Sons have announced the details of their new single ‘The Cave’ due for release on 1st March, which coincides with their long sold-out forthcoming UK tour…. including two sold-out shows at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Access to all of the shows is criminally tight so hurry if you haven’t put your request in yet!
Mumford & Sons have begun this decade much as they ended the last, with word-of-mouth recommendations and a fearsome live reputation helping them to become one of the most significant (and unexpected) British success stories in recent years. After Sigh No More charted at Number 11 in the UK album chart in October 2009, the album has quietly kept on selling – rising to a new high of Number 7 in January and shifting over 200,000 copies in the process.
Meanwhile, the folk-rockers have been taking their euphoric live shows across the globe. A unique tour of India at the close of December included sold-out performances in Pune, New Delhi and Hyderabad. While they were there, the band decamped to a studio in New Delhi to collaborate with a collective of Rajasthani musicians (the resulting recordings are due to appear sometime this year).
The band’s rapidly-expanding following is now set to grow further still, as they embark on their first tour of Australia (where Sigh No More rocketed into the album charts at Number 4). That will be followed by a series of much-anticipated American shows, before they return to the UK and Ireland for a triumphant spring tour, which has already sold out completely.
The Cave is the follow-up to Winter Winds, which attracted enormous radio airplay (including a place on the Radio 1 A-list), providing a timely soundtrack as Britain found itself blanketed in unrelenting snow. With The Cave‘s pounding tale of hope and defiance already looking set for similar success, 2010 is clearly shaping up to be Mumford & Sons’ year.
Make sure you listen to our new mix which features Mumford and Sons “Sister” from the forthcoming Communion Compilation! Click here to listen
Mumford & Sons Live:
January/February – Australia & New Zealand Tour
February – American Tour
3rd March – Glasgow O2 ABC – SOLD OUT
4th March – Manchester Academy 1 – SOLD OUT
6th March – Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall – SOLD OUT
7th March – Newcastle University – SOLD OUT
9th March – Liverpool O2 Academy – SOLD OUT
10th March – Cambridge Junction – SOLD OUT
12th March – Brighton Corn Exchange – SOLD OUT
13th March – London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – SOLD OUT
14th March – London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – SOLD OUT
16th March – Edinburgh Queen’s Hall – SOLD OUT
18th March – Dublin The Academy – SOLD OUT
20th March – Belfast Mandela Hall – SOLD OUT
April – European Tour