Mumford & Sons Head West of Mississippi for Summer Stampede
Mumford & Sons have announced a slew of new North American dates for later this year.
The group will kick off this leg of their tour on May 21 in Calgary, Alberta at the Scotiabank Saddledome. This leg of the group’s tour, known as the “Summer Stampede,” will continue through an appearance at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colorado on June 20. In between those dates, the band also will visit Edmonton, Alberta; Surrey, British Columbia; Berkeley, California; Chula Vista, California; and New Orleans, among others.
During that time, the band will play two other festivals, Sasquatch in George, Washington on May 26 and Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tennessee on June 15. One festival they will not be playing is Lollapalooza, which they were unofficially announced to headline recently. Billboard reports out that scheduling won’t allow an appearance, as the group will be playing at Montreal’s Osheaga Festival during Lollapalooza, August 2-4 (though it seems they could hit both festivals during that weekend).
A second North American tour will start up later in August when the band fires up the “Gentlemen of the Road Stopover” tour once again. These are shows that pull into towns around the continent for two days at a time for more intimate shows.
“The Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers are all about live music,” the band said in a statement last month. “We get to put them on in towns not normally frequented by touring bands in busses or splitter vans. We deliberately look for towns that have something unique, or some vibe of which they are proud, explore them and enjoy what they have to offer.”
This time out, those towns will include Simcoe, Ontario (August 23-24), Troy, Ohio (August 30-31), Guthrie, Oklahoma (September 6-7) and St. Augustine, Florida (September 13-14).
The band first went on the Gentlemen of the Road trek last year, performing at similar out of the way towns with a host of support acts.