Mumford & Sons Set Nashville Residency Dates at Ryman
Despite the band’s British roots, Mumford & Son’s distinct Americana sound will fit perfectly into the legendary country heritage of Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Therefore, the group has announced they will undertake a three-night residency at the venue, known as the Mother Church, in March.
Taking place from March 6 – 8, the first date is only the second of the year scheduled so far for the band, which also will play Amnesty International’s Secret Policeman’s Ball at Radio City Music Hall in New York on March 4. A statement on the group’s website explained that the band is ready to get back on the road, and that the Ryman is a perfect venue for the group.
“In a world full of uncertainties, it’s good to know there are some things you can be sure of i.e, in this case, the fact that Mumford & Sons are not ones to stay away from the road for long,” the statement reads. “Sooner rather than later those feet, hands and hearts start to twitch, they reach for their amp leads and head out in search of some fellow music fans and a stage…
“And this time where they’re headed is Nashville, a city whose musical heritage and warmth occupies a very special place in each of their hearts.”
After the Nashville dates, the only other concerts the group currently has scheduled are four dates in Europe over the summer.
Mumford & Sons haven’t released a studio album since their debut album, Sigh No More, was issued in 2009, though band members have said that a new record is in the works. The group was nominated for the Best New Artist at the 2011 Grammy Awards show, where they performed live with Bob Dylan and the Avett Brothers. Sigh No More won the 2011 Billboard Awards for Top Rock album and Top Alternative album.