THE AUSTIN 5000 - A Final North American Tour Of 2016.
Mumford & Sons today announce The Austin 5000 Tour, a final eight date run of North America later this year.
The tour, so called because the run of dates takes Mumford & Sons on a five-thousand mile drive around their twin Austin City Limits headline performances, kicks off at the Life Is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas in late September, and concludes with their second headline show at Austin City Limits in Austin, Texas between 7- 9th October.
The tour caps a very fine twelve months for the British band, who follow the global success of their third album Wilder Mind in 2015 with the forthcoming June release of a brand new mini-album, Johannesburg. Recorded during a 48-hour studio session out on the band's historic sold-out debut tour of South Africa at the beginning of the year, Johannesburg is in collaboration with Senegalese vocalist Baaba Maal, Malaawi duo The Very Best, and Cape Town's own Beatenberg.
Watch There Will Be Time Live in Pretoria, South Africa HERE
All four albums, stretching from 2009's Sigh No More, to Johannesburg later this month, have taken Mumford & Sons around the globe to sell-out crowds, each show marrying the intimate with the jubilant no matter what their size. Wilder Mind followed the second record, Babel, by debuting at number 1 in both the UK and the US, and with a trove of awards to their name (including Grammys and BRITs), Mumford & Sons have quickly become one of those bands that you've no idea what they're going to do next, but the anticipation to find out which way they turn remains stronger than ever.
Crucially though, music fans are still discovering who and what Mumford & Sons are, many are still making trips to their first ever Mumford & Sons show, and those shows continue to reach countries and their cities for the very first time, from Durban to Sao Paolo, Chile to Pretoria. The Austin 5000 tour promises to be a rousing conclusion to the last eighteen months of solid touring, and a timely, raucous bookmark to all this band have achieved to date.
Ahead of The Austin 5000 tour, Mumford & Sons return to the US and Canada later this month for a seven date run, including two sold-out nights at the legendary Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, New York, and a return performance to the Firefly Festival.
Tickets for the Austin 5000 tour goes on sale through www.mumfordandsons.com/tour on Friday 10th June.
Mumford & Sons Live US/Canada:
11th June - Baie De Beauport, Quebec City
12th June - Canadian Tire Center, Ottawa SOLD OUT
13th June - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Toronto SOLD OUT
15th June - Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga SOLD OUT
16th June - Forest Hills Stadium, New York SOLD OUT
17th June - Forest Hills Stadium, New York SOLD OUT
19th June - Firefly Music Festival, Dover, Delaware
Mumford & Sons, The Austin 5000 Tour - NEW DATES.
23rd - 25th September - Life Is Beautiful, Las Vegas
26th September - USANA Amphitheatre, Salt Lake City*
28th September - Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, Englewood*
30th September - 2nd October - Austin City Limits, Austin
4th October - Isleta Amphitheater, Albuquerque*
5th October - Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix*
6th October - Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Chula Vista*
7th - 9th October - Austin City Limits, Austin
* - Support from Catfish & The Bottlemen