Mumford & Sons Pass Million Sales Mark

In both Britain and the United States

Mumford & Sons have passed the million sales mark in both the United States and Britain.

For the past eighteen months, Mumford & Sons have been nigh on unavoidable. Their debut album ‘Sigh No More’ is a bright and breezy collection of folk inflected songwriting, gradually pushing its way into the mainstream.

Formed at a local pub session, Mumford & Sons have now become household names. Winning a BRIT Award and performing with Bob Dylan at the Grammy award ceremony have helped increase their profile.

As a result, sales of ‘Sigh No More’ have shot up. The band are currently in the British Top Ten more than a year after the album was released, with Mumford & Sons showing no signs of going away.

Meanwhile, our Stateside cousins have begun to fall under their spell. Mumford & Sons are planning to return to the United States later this year, after announcing a tour where they will travel from date to date in a vintage stream train.

The Grammy performance seems to have broken them in North America, with sales of ‘Sigh No More’ shooting up 99%. As a result, Mumford & Sons have passed the million sales mark in the United States just recently.

The band have become the first British group since Coldplay to achieve this feat, with Chris Martin’s crack troops enjoying massive sales with ‘Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends’.

How are Mumford & Sons celebrating? Well, the band’s intimate tour of the Highlands opened over the weekend, with the folkie types set to break in new material on the remote dates.

Set to play Inverness tonight (March 8th) ClashMusic can recommend local bar Hootenannys as a great place to toast their success.

All Scottish dates are long since sold out.

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