SUMMER NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES CONFIRMED
PERFORM ACOUSTIC VERSIONS OF “BELOVED” AND “GUIDING LIGHT” ON “THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT”
Mumford & Sons’ official music video for their new single, “Beloved,” is premiering today—watch/share HERE.
Directed by BAFTA-nominated filmmaker, Charlotte Regan, the video was shot in and around Port Talbot in Wales and reflects the song’s lyrical touchpoints of death, the heartache of its acceptance and the long-standing memories we cling to in its wake.
Of the song, Marcus Mumford shares, “Everyone knows loss in one way or another. This song is about that. I’d never sat with anyone as they died before, and it had an effect on me. As it does everyone I know who has experienced it. But there’s wildness and beauty in it as well, and a deep honouring, that became the beginnings of this song that we worked up called ‘Beloved.’ I feel determined for people to take whatever they want from it, and not to be emotionally prescriptive.”
Of the video, Regan adds, “Port Talbot was an amazing place. To be honest it was somewhere I hadn’t thought about until the band mentioned it. I used to visit my nan up north in Redcar where she lived for a little while and remembered looking down long streets and seeing kids playing football or curby with these big industrial buildings in the background, and initially, that was where I had in mind. But as soon as we started looking at pictures of Port Talbot, we knew it was perfect. It was a proper beautiful place with an amazing sense of community but still maintained that kind of grit we were looking for.”
Earlier this month, Mumford & Sons debuted an acoustic version of the song on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” The intimate performance featured the band surrounded by fans performing “in the round”—a first for the program.
They also performed an acoustic version of their #1 single, “Guiding Light,” as a bonus web exclusive.
Both “Beloved”—which was recently the #1 most added song at both Alternative and AAA radio—and “Guiding Light” are from the band’s new album, Delta, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, Americana/Folk Albums, Alternative Rock Albums and Rock Albums charts with 230,000 equivalent album units earned (stream/purchase here). This is the band’s third consecutive #1 debut, the largest sales week for an alternative rock album in 2018 and the sixth-largest debut among all titles last year (Gentlemen of the Road/Glassnote Records).
In celebration of the album, the band will extend their “thrilling” (The Washington Post) worldwide Delta Tour this summer visiting iconic venues across the west coast including the first ever headline concert held at L.A.’s Banc of California Stadium as well as stops at Portland’s Moda Center, Vancouver’s BC Place Stadium, George, WA’s Gorge Amphitheatre, Missoula’s Ogren Park at Allegiance Field, Salt Lake City’s USANA Amphitheatre and two nights at Denver’s Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre. Full details are available via www.mumfordandsons.com/live.
Already receiving widespread praise for their sold-out live performances, the Albany Times Union declares, “Mumford & Sons has developed into an arena-rock juggernaut,” while The Washington Post proclaims, “The U.K. quartet thrilled a packed Capital One Arena crowd…undeniably wondrous arena rock anthems” and Billboard asserts, “It’s exactly the kind of tour that will solidify their spot in the pantheon of arena-friendly bands.”
Produced by Paul Epworth, Delta was written collectively by the band and recorded at London’s The Church Studios and continues to receive widespread critical acclaim…
“…a fine distillation of what makes these guys so engaging…people
will relate to the universal doubts and fears that are often stirringly evoked by
the music and lyrics on Delta”—American Songwriter“Mumford & Sons roar back with Delta…redefines what they do and
who they are”—Associated Press“…the band is smack in the middle of its most fertile creative
period to date”—Billboard“…remain capable of recording radio-ready earworms that challenge
expectations…while still retaining the major qualities that made them
superstars in the first place”—Consequence of Sound“…their most drastic expansion in creative scope yet, both
sonically and lyrically.”—Esquire“…finds the band branching out sonically, though it is still decidedly Mumford & Sons in the expert and engaging songwriting”—Forbes“A muted, meaningful meditation on change and its results”—Newsday“…an uplifting anthem that is guaranteed to get fists pumping in the arenas that Mumford & Sons will be headlining.”—New York Post“Any album this epic in scope is, at very least, worthy of their reputation.”—Paste“Wildly experimental”—Rolling Stone“When the band do let their guard down, the effects are immediate…they create something honestly affecting”—SPIN“Dark and thrilling, this is their best album yet”—The Telegraph *****“Delta is the best album this band have made so far”—The Times“For a group that refuses to be defined by their past, Delta presents a lush
and vibrant vision of the band’s future”—UPROXX“…a new sonic direction for the band in its incorporation of electronic
touches and spacey atmospherics”—Vulture
Marking ten years since Mumford & Sons made their meteoric debut, the new music follows 2015’s Wilder Mind, which debuted at No. 1 in the U.S., U.K., Australia Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands and Norway and, most recently, 2016’s collaborative Johannesburg mini album. Previous LPs include 2012’s Babel, which was awarded the 2013 Grammy for Album of the Year, and their 2009 debut, Sigh No More.
Mumford & Sons are Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford, Ted Dwane and Winston Marshall.
April 27—Barcelona, Spain—Palau Sant Jordi
April 29—Milan, Italy—Medialanum Forum (SOLD OUT)
May 1—Munich, Germany—Olympiahalle
May 3—Vienna, Austria—Stadthalle (SOLD OUT)
May 5—Basel, Switzerland—St. Jakobshalle
May 8—Luxembourg, Luxembourg—Rockhal (SOLD OUT)
May 9—Amsterdam, Netherlands—Ziggo Dome (SOLD OUT)
May 13—Frankfurt, Germany—Festhalle
May 15—Cologne, Germany—Lanxess Arena
May 17—Copenhagen, Denmark—Royal Arena
May 18—Gothenburg, Sweden—Scandinavium (SOLD OUT)
May 19—Oslo, Norway—Spektrum
May 21—Stockholm, Sweden—Ericsson Globe