Mumford & Sons, once again, are skipping over the Cleveland area (What else is new, right?) on their upcoming tour, so it looks like it’s time for a road trip to Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, where the band will headline a show at Key Bank Pavilion (formerly known under half dozen other names). The show is scheduled for Wednesday, May 24! This is one of very few US headlining dates for the band this summer, who noted it was one of the “final” shows to be announced for 2017.
Mumford & Sons are still trucking along the road in support of their latest album, ‘Wilder Mind,’ which dropped in May of 2015.
On ‘Wilder Mind,’ gone are the band’s signature banjo and kick drum, replaced by a new emphasis on percussion and focused guitar work that references rock traditions of the 1970s and 1980s. Experiments in texture and dynamics in early writing sessions in London led the band to a more widescreen, panoramic approach. And yet the songcraft, lyrical depth, and emotional urgency are unmistakably Mumford & Sons. Frontman Marcus Mumford describes ‘Wilder Mind’ as “a development, not a departure,” a conscious decision by the band to expand their horizons while holding true to the key elements of their sound.
The sound that Mumford and Sons became noted for are their upbeat, fun-filed, banjo-infused and kickdrum heavy music that was released in 2012 on the Grammy-winning ‘Babel,’ the follow-up to their 2009 debut album, ‘Sigh No More.’
Perhaps one of the best freshman/sophomre album combos to be released, ever, ‘Babel’ featured the standout tracks “I Will Wait” and “Lover of the Light,” while ‘Sigh No More’ included “The Cave,” “Little Lion Man,” “Awake My Soul,” and the incredibly under-appreciated “After the Storm.”
Reserved pavilion seats are priced at $65. General admission lawn tickets are available for $29.95. Prices subject to additional fees and may be purchased in person at the Key Bank Pavilion box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or online, below: