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Mumford & Sons


Thu 25 Oct 2012, 7:00pm

Where: Rod Laver Arena, Batman Avenue, East Melbourne, Victoria


Listed by: laurenEF

Mumford & Sons will return to wow audiences this October and will play an incredible 10 concerts across major metro and regional venues around the country! Anyone who has been lucky enough to see them before, will tell you it is guaranteed to be one of the biggest and most exciting nights on the year’s live music calendar!

‘Those who missed tickets might have to try even harder to score one next time because the show was fantastic and to the rest of Australia who are yet to see Mumford & Sons – beg, borrow, steal or do whatever you need to because this show is one not to be missed.’ – FasterLouder

With ‘Sigh No More’ achieving phenomenal global success, Mumford & Sons have had a jaw dropping couple of years since its release in 2009. Having won a Brit and ARIA award and topping Triple J’s Hottest 100 poll with the astonishing smash hit ‘Little Lion Man’, they were also nominated for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize, a swag of Grammys and other notable awards. The good news is the wait will soon be over for fans as their highly anticipated sophomore album set for release in September.

Joining Mumford & Sons at the beginning of the tour in Perth through to Canberra (sevenshows) will be American indie-folk ensemble Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Sounding like how a festival feels, and with a sprawling 12members on stage - it nearly looks like one too. The group is renowned for their fiery show, drawing their inspiration from the communal musical communities that peppered Southern California (specifically Laurel Canyon) with positive vibrations during the '60s and early '70s. With a new album ‘Here’, expect to be on your feet, singing along with arms overhead and sonically satisfied when Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros bring their joyful boho-rock back downunder.

Also riding with Mumford & Sons this October (all ten shows) will be American singer-songwriter Willy Mason. With a sound that combines folk's soft and loose delivery which recalls Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash with an insightful narrative about growing up and finding one’s place. The critically acclaimed Mason returns to Australia to premiere songs from his third and as yet untitled album (his first in 5 years!), which includes the first taster ‘Restless Fugitive’.

In addition to these concerts, fans should stay tuned for another big announcement about a special one-off date as part of the Gentleman of the Road series. Details of this unique event will be revealed in the coming weeks.

With music we know and love full with enthusiasm and confidence plus a new album to boot, join Marcus, Country Winston, Ben and Ted this October and bare witness to '…their incredible energy drawing us in quickly to their circle of songs, to the warmth of their stories, and to their magical community of misty-eyed men.’ - Sydney Morning Herald

Ticket buyers can be among the first to pre-order Mumford & Sons' second studio album, the follow-up to Sigh No More, to be delivered on the day it is released in the format of their choice. The album will be released this September through Gentleman of the Road/Dew Process.

‘It just had that vibe. That feeling that something special was about to unfold. Mumford & Sons played a packed out Oxford Art Factory earlier in the year. Tonight they had returned to a bigger and more accommodating venue in The Enmore. A sold out crowd were treated to one of the best gigs I have seen at The Enmore.’ – MusicFeeds