Having just won a Brit Award for Best Album, Mumford and Son will undoubtedly come under the publicity spotlight even more so than ever before, so their March tour of the Scottish Highlands and Ireland could not have come at a better time as they set out to road test their songs for a new album.
We’re focusing on making another album this year so we’ve decided to do a tour where we can get up close with people and road test some new song ideas. We wrote the first album by trying to play new songs live as much as we could – it’s a really helpful way to get to know a song, and to see if it has the legs that it needs to go on an album. It’s hard to tell sometimes when you’re in a small rehearsal room in Wandsworth.
Aside from seeking out of the way venues that tend to get ignored they also hinted at getting back to their Celtic routes…not sure whether they meant roots or they were making a hint?
We also love touring Scotland and Ireland, going back to our Celtic routes, and wanted to take the chance to play some beautiful smaller towns that often get ignored on the more traditional touring routes. We figured that playing smaller shows would take us back to the beginning of our touring lives again.
Maybe the new material will be closer to the music they released under the pseudonym of the Wedding Band? For those that missed it:
Not surprisingly, these tickets went like hot cakes and all tickets for the Highlands dates sold out at venue box offices last week. I dare say all future ticket sales will go in a similar fashion as the stampede ensues!
Tickets for the Ireland dates are available from 9:00am on Wednesday 23rd February from venue box offices and online at Ticketmaster.ie so for those desperate for one, be ready!
Mumford & Sons Tour:
2nd March – Tobermory, Aros Hall – SOLD OUT
3rd March – Fort William, BA Club – SOLD OUT
4th March – Forres, The Loft – SOLD OUT
5th March – Ullapool, Village Hall – SOLD OUT
7th March – Stornoway, An Lanntair – SOLD OUT
8th March – Inverness, Ironworks – SOLD OUT
9th March – Lerwick, Whiteness and Weisdale Hall – SOLD OUT
11th March – Kirkwall, St Magnus Cathedral – SOLD OUT
14th March – Cork, Savoy Theatre
15th March – Galway, Radisson
16th March – Limerick, Dolans
18th March – Dublin, Olympia