The British folk-rockers unveiled plans for their upcoming concert showcase, dubbed 'Gentleman of the Road Stopover'. Unlike normal shows, Mumford & Sons indicated that the upcoming tour will be more akin to a festival than a normal tour, and that it will be an opportunity for musicians and fans to bond through a sharing of cultural experience and music.
The group detailed their expectations of the upcoming tour in a brief press release issued this week:
“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."
The Gentlemen of the Road Stopover will get underway on May 30th with a show at St. David's Hall in the heart of the Cardiff city center. The tour is set to conclude in June with a final show coming on the 9th of the month in Galway.
A total of seven concerts have been planned as part of the tour, although the group indicated that it would be taking advantage of smaller, local clubs, bars and other venues for "aftershow parties" in a show of support for the local infastructure.
"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.”
Tickets for Mumford & Sons' upcoming Gentlemen of the Road Stopover will be available in a pre-sale capacity starting on April 20th and will go on-sale to the general public starting on April 21st. Tickets can be purchased through local outlets of MusicGlue.com.
For more information about Mumford & Sons' upcoming 2012 UK tour, check out the group's official website. Check out the full list of concert dates for The Gentlemen of the Road Stopover below.
Mumford & Sons 2012 UK Tour - Concert Dates
- May 30 - Cardiff St. David's Hall
- May31 - Folkestone Leas Cliff Pavilion
- June 2 - Huddersfield Gentlemen of the Road Stopover
- June 4 - Bury St Edmunds The Apex
- June 5 - Lowestoft Marina Theatre
- June 6 - Gateshead The Sage
- June 9 - Galway Gentlemen of the Road Stopover
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