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The Lumineers – Bluesfest 2017 Sideshows


Mon 17 Apr 2017, 7:00pm
Tue 18 Apr 2017, 7:00pm

Where: Sydney Opera House, 1 Macquarie St, Circular Quay, New South Wales

Restrictions: 18+

Listed by: Bluesfesttouring

“Essentially granted the choice of playing to whomever they wanted, wherever they wanted, whilst simultaneously owning the keys to cities all over the world.” - The AU Review

After a solid three years of touring six of the seven continents; including two Australian tours of sold-out performances; The Lumineers return with their eagerly anticipated second album Cleopatra.

The Lumineers exploded onto the scene with their monster single, ‘Ho Hey’ (which spent a staggering 62 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #3) and its follow-up, ‘Stubborn Love’ (recently featured on President Barack Obama's Spotify playlist). Original members Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites founded the band in Ramsey, New Jersey back in 2002 and relocated to Denver where they picked up cellist/vocalist Neyla Pekarek in 2008. Their self-titled debut earned The Lumineers a pair of Grammy nominations (Best New Artist, Best Americana Album) and sold an impressive 1.7 million albums in the U.S., and 3 million worldwide.

Cleopatra features singles “Ophelia” and “Cleopatra” and is proof that Schultz, Fraites and Pekarek are neither taking their good fortune for granted, nor sitting back on their laurels. It has seen the band undertake a massive world tour, selling out multiple dates and playing arena and amphitheatre shows.

“To produce a second album as crammed with hits as their debut is a remarkable achievement…this is a band that stands out from, rather than blends into, an admittedly homogenised folk-rock scene. Wesley schultz has a rasping, crackle of a voice that rose to a primal yelp during my eyes…there is a party going on that millions of us don’t want to miss.” - The Telegraph UK