Mumford and Sons
The quarter has developed their own genre with their own sound transcends. The band brings fervent energy, blistering banjo and acoustic guitar tunes. The real-life Begbies ask for more drinks whenever the band plays live.…
After a brief health-related delay that caused them to miss Bonnaroo, UK band Mumford and Sons has resumed their Summer arena/amphitheatre Tour, to great reviews and sold out shows. The London band, formed in 2007, rode the wave of alternative folk artists and has shot up in popularity in recent years, headlining major international festivals and in support of their latest release, Babel (Island/Glassnote), which won Album of the Year at February’s Grammy Awards.
The All English Tour also brings along London alt-country trio Bear’s Den and West London indie-rock buzz band The Vaccines, as support openers. The tour commenced again this week in Toronto and their Sept. 4th date in St. Paul is highly anticipated, as the Twin Cities market was one of the first to embrace the band, starting with its opening set at the tiny and now-defunct 400 Bar in 2008.
Expect a bombastic show and maybe a surprise cover song or two during their encore—tickets have long been sold out and were difficult to obtain all along, as the band employed an online invitation system, in hopes of thwarting possible ticket scalping.
9/02 - Klipsch Music Center - Noblesville, IN
9/03 - Marcus Amphitheater - Milwaukee, WI
9/04 - Xcel Energy Center - Saint Paul, MN
9/09 – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre – Pelham, AL
9/10 - Centennial Olympic Park - Atlanta, GA
9/11 - Charter Amphitheatre - Simpsonville, SC
9/16 - New Orleans LA @ Mardi Gras World
9/17 - Woodlands TX @ Cynthia Woods Pavilion
9/18 - Dallas TX @ GEXA Energy Pavilion
9/20 - Bonner Springs KS @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Much has happened in the world of the Vaccines since they were last in Minneapolis, nearly two years ago opening for the Arctic Monkeys at First Avenue. Their wildly hyped, but well-received debut 2011’s What Did You Expect.…
Opening up for Mumford and Sons on a number of dates are The Vaccines. The band recently released a new EP called Melody Calling, which came out two weeks ago (August 13th).
I have been listening to the EP and I can tell you that the band is maturing as a band. Their new EP is a more melodic, almost a gentler, softer sound to the band. Are you worry that this is a new 'serious' Vaccines? No worries, they have that one fun, "Do You Want a Man". Hear the remix of "Do You Want a Man" via Soundcloud. Try not to sing along to the catchy chorus: "Do you wanna a man? I could be your man."
The Vaccines on tour:
09/03 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheatre*
09/04 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center*
09/07 Guthrie, OK Cottonwood Flats *
09/09 Pelham, AL Oak Mountain Amph*
09/10 Atlanta, GA Centennial Olympic Park*
09/11 Simpsonville, SC Charter Amphitheatre*
09/13 Orlando, FL Social (headline show)
09/14 St. Augustine, FL Francis Field *
09/21 San Diego, CA Casbah (headline show)
09/22 Los Angeles, CA Mayan Theatre (headline show)
09/23 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom (headline show)
09/28 Chicago, IL UIC Pavilion **
09/29 Ypsilanti, MI EMU Convocation Center **
10/01 Boston, MA Agganis Arena **
10/02 Brooklyn, NY Barclay’s **
10/03 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion **
*supporting Mumford and Sons
** supporting Phoenix