I’m on this weird folk kick lately that includes Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Of Monsters And Men, and Mumford & Sons. I can’t really explain it, it’s just one of those phases we all seem to go through at one point or another where we get stuck on one type of music. But I digress.
Mumford & Sons are putting together a small (like, really small) US tour that they are calling the Gentlemen of the Road tour. This tour will see them stop in four small towns and create a full festival that will include locals businesses and vendors as well as musical performances from acts selected by Mumford & Sons themselves. The cost for each of these stops is $69 with no hidden fees or surcharges whatsoever. Tickets will go on sale tomorrow here. You can see the dates and musical supporting acts below.
Mumford & Sons said: “The Gentlemen of the Road Stopover is based loosely upon our favorite festivals like Colorado’s Telluride Bluegrass and Scotland’s Loopallu Festivals. We want to stop off in towns where bands don’t usually tour, and celebrate the local people, food and music.
We’re keen to promote the town’s local businesses, and we’ll be using the local bars and venues for after-show 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.“
Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers
August 4 – Gentlemen of the Road Stopover In Portland, ME (The Eastern Promenade) – Mumford & Sons + St. Vincent, Dawes, The Maccabees, Apache Relay, Simone Felice, Haim
August 11 – Gentlemen of the Road Stopover In Bristol, VA/TN (Off State Street in Downtown Bristol) – Mumford & Sons + Dawes, JEFF The Brotherhood, The Very Best, Justin Townes Earle, Apache Relay, Simone Felice, Haim
August 18 – Gentlemen of the Road Stopover In Dixon, IL (Page Park) – Mumford & Sons + Gogol Bordello, Dawes, Abigail Washburn, The Very Best, Apache Relay, Haim
August 25 – Gentlemen of the Road Stopover In Monterey, CA (Monterey County Fairgrounds) – Mumford & Sons + Gogol Bordello, The Very Best, Grouplove, Two Gallants, Apache Relay, Haim
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