‘Gentlemen of the Road Stopover…’ shows

Mumford & Sons have unveiled plans for the ‘Gentlemen of the Road Stopover…’ shows.

Mumford & Sons owe much of their phenomenal success to their ability as a live band. The group have powered their way across North America, launching a series of unusual one off tours.

Recently commandeering an antique steam engine train, Mumford & Sons are now set to return to the UK for the ‘Gentlemen of the Road Stopover…’ project.

A series of one off shows the bill will feature support acts curated by Mumford & Sons themselves. Comparing the project to a Victorian circus, the band have offered the following statement:

“The Gentlemen of the Road Stopover is based loosely upon our favourite festivals like Colorado’s Telluride Bluegrass and Scotland's Loopallu Festivals. We want to stop off in towns not usually heavily toured by bands, and celebrate the people, food and music that inhabit them. We’re keen to promote the town’s local businesses, and we’ll be using the local bars and venues for aftershow parties, whilst working closely with the local people to get everyone involved in making these shows spectacular. There will be a host of our friends playing too, and the vibe falls somewhere between ‘travelling Victorian circus’ and ‘Victorian travelling circus’. It should be a whole lot of fun.”

In addition to the main dates, Mumford & Sons are promising to play a number of smaller, one off shows in between the large scale performances. Tickets for all dates will go on pre-sale through Musicglue.com and local outlets from 9am on the 20th April, and on general sale from 21st April.

Dates are as follows:

30 Cardiff St. David's Hall
31 Folkestone Leas Cliff Pavilion

2 Huddersfield Gentlemen of the Road Stopover
4 Bury St Edmunds The Apex
5 Lowestoft Marina Theatre
6 Gateshead The Sage
9 Galway Gentlemen of the Road Stopover

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