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Published: 2012/04/13

Mumford & Sons’ Gentlemen of The Road Stopover Tour

Mumford & Sons have confirmed a series of special dates. Dubbed the ‘Gentlemen of the Road Stopover…’ shows, these multi-band events are modeled after the Telluride Bluegrass and other outdoor festivals.

As the band explains:

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. 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.”

Mumford & Sons will both headline and curate the one-day outdoor events. They also plan to work with local communities around the venue, “from the produce sold on the sites, to engaging visitors with the towns as a whole.” Mumford & Sons plans to confirm additional “global” dates on the tour in the coming weeks.

In addition to their two confirmed Stopover shows, the band will play a series of evening gigs, with the support acts selected from Road Stopover line-ups.

Here’s a look at the Gentlemen of The Road presents dates

May 30 Cardiff, UK—St David’s Hall
May 31 Folkestone, UK—Leas Cliff Pavilion
June 2 Huddersfield, UK—Gentlemen of the Road Stopover (Mumford & Sons, Willy Mason, Michael Kiwanuka, Nathaniel Rateliff, The Correspondents)
June 4 Bury St Edmonds—The Apex
June 5 Lowestoft, UK—Marina Theatre
June 6 Gateshead, UK—The Sage
June 9 Galway, UK—Gentlemen of the Road Stopover (Mumford & Sons, The Vaccines, Willy Mason, Zulu Winter, Nathaniel Rateliff, The Correspondents)

A pre-sale for all shows will begin at 9 AM on April 20. General on sale will take place on April 21.

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