Mumford & Sons
Making stops in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth, the comprehensive run will see the wildly popular quartet reconnect with a fanbase hungry for new material nearly four years after the release of their previous ARIA #1 album Wilder Mind. With new single ‘Guiding Light’ released last month, Mumford & Sons have once again proven, they are in the form of their lives.
Speaking about the new album, lead singer Marcus Mumford has said that Delta represents a place where “order meets chaos and shelter meets wilderness”. In this observation, he could easily be referring to the bands’ infamous knack for sweeping, organised musical tumult.
Recorded over the past two years with Paul Epworth (Adele, U2, London Grammar) at his Church Studios in North London, the release aims to capture Mumford & Sons at their impassioned and muscular best. It transfixes on the transitional elements that give meaning to life itself.
Always a huge hit on this side of the planet, Mumford & Sons were last in the country in 2015, where they closed out their wildly successful Wilder Mind Tour in Sydney with their special Gentlemen of the Road one day festival.
In a coup for Antipodean fans, the upcoming tour will see the band return to our shores in one of their first major international runs after Delta’s release on November 16 this year.
Michael Kiwanuka signaled his arrival as one of the UK’s most distinctive new voices in 2012 with his vintage soul imbued debut album, Home Again. It was a voice that sounded both rich and timeless, and the young Londoner received widespread critical acclaim. 2016’s Love & Hate LP was a different beast entirely, produced by Danger Mouse it was one of the year’s great peerless records and picked up support across the globe, earning Michael his first number 1 album in the UK, and his first Brit Award nominations too.
Gretta Ray made an impressive entrance into the Australian music scene with the release of her debut EP Elsewhere in 2016. This EP was written at the age of 15 and showcases Gretta’s admirable command of language and impressive vocal ability. A creative individual, Gretta Ray confesses to a fascination with human emotion, an irrepressible desire to express herself through harmony, form and melody. Gretta’s music has an intriguing way of combining lyrical complexities that express personal feelings of love and heartache, with tongue-in-cheek facetious anecdotes.
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In celebration of the highly anticipated November release of their fourth studio album Delta, English folk conquerors Mumford & Sons have announced details of a massive 60 date world tour which will include a very special one day event in Auckland this Summer – their first New Zealand show since 2015!
Over 800,000 tickets will go on sale next week for the world-wide Delta Tour, heralding the band’s biggest tour since forming ten years ago.
In a mammoth one day, festival style show, Gentlemen of the Road comes to Auckland, where hosts Mumford & Sons will be joined by special guests Michael Kiwanuka, Leon Bridges, Angie McMahon and Hollie Fullbrook (Tiny Ruins) and will perform on The Outer Fields at Western Springs on Saturday, January 12, 2019. Mumford & Sons themselves curate the day’s entertainment with a strong emphasis on celebrating the diverse businesses, culture and community of the city or town that welcomes them.
Mumford & Sons release Delta on November 16 through Gentlemen of the Road/Island Records, nearly four years after their previous RIANZ #4 album Wilder Mind. Purchase Delta here.