“[It's] a bit daunting but we’d rather play it than just sit in the crowd and be awkward,” Marcus Mumford said. “It’s better than it could be.”
Mumford & Sons are no strangers to the GRAMMY stage. In 2011 the band performed with Bob Dylan and the Avett Brothers. This year, Mumford & Sons will have the spotlight once more and their nerves are just beginning to take over. Nominated for six GRAMMYs, the band are grateful for the recognition they’ve been receiving.
“It’s been amazing. America has been so good to us,” Ben Lovett told MIX 104.1/Boston. “We’ve been touring really hard here since that performance that we did with Bob Dylan. We’re really excited about taking on the responsibility of being a big boy band now and finally trying to step into some shoes. There always has to be a band that goes out and does their thing. We’re just trying our best.”
The band just announced their 2013 Gentlemen of the Road Tour. Described as “Stopovers,” the tour is a two-day event in each town with a Friday night concert and all-day Saturday event.
“The Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers are all about live music. We get to put them on in towns not normally frequented by touring bands in busses or splitter vans. We deliberately look for towns that have something unique, or some vibe of which they are proud, explore them and enjoy what they have to offer,” the band explained.
Complete U.S. Stopover dates below. Tickets to the Stopovers go on sale at 11 a.m. local time on February 8.
Aug 30th – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Aug 31st – Mumford & Sons
With following guests to join over the weekend: Old Crow Medicine Show, The Vaccines, Half Moon Run, Those Darlins, Willy Mason, Bear’s Den plus more to be announced.
Sept 6th – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Sept 7th – Mumford & Sons
With following guests to join over the weekend: Alabama Shakes, The Vaccines, Half Moon Run, Those Darlins, Willy Mason, Bear’s Den plus more to be announced.
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Sept 13th – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Sept 14th – Mumford & Sons
With following guests to join over the weekend: fun., The Vaccines, Half Moon Run, Those Darlins, Willy Mason, Bear’s Den plus more to be announced.
Mumford & Sons received six GRAMMY nods as part of a six-way tie for most nominations.
The other five top-nominated artists include Frank Ocean, Kanye West, Jay-Z, The Black Keys‘ Dan Auerbach and fun. The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards air live February 10 on CBS.
-Annie Reuter, Radio.com