The band celebrated the chart success of their new album 'Wilder Mind' by headlining the Reading and Leeds Festivals, and will be embarking on a tour of the UK's major cities in November.
Mumford & Sons capped off their headline set at the Reading Festival 2015 by announcing to the crowd that they’ll be heading out on a more extensive tour of the UK and Ireland this autumn, in support of their third album Wilder Mind which was released back in May this year.
Marcus Mumford, the frontman of the folk rockers turned indie arena-fillers, told the energised crowd after their opening song ‘Snake Eyes’: “It's f***ing good to be back at Reading, we came here for a party.”
Marcus Mumford performing with Mumford & Sons at Reading Festival 2015
Keyboard player Ben Lovett added later on: When we finished our third record there was one place in the world we wanted to play more than any other and that was here for you fine people.”
The group then steamrollered through highlights of Wilder Mind as well as all their biggest hits. They were briefly joined onstage by former Noah & The Whale musician Tom Hobden, who accompanied them on violin through ‘Ghosts That We Knew’.
After an encore peppered with some of Mumford & Sons’ biggest hits, the group announced brief details of their UK & Ireland tour, which will take place in November and December this year, including two dates in London. Full details were later confirmed by their representatives and on their website. Jack Garratt will be providing the support slots for all dates except the December 10th concert in London, details of which will be unveiled nearer the time.
Mumford & Sons will play:
Nottingham Capital FM Arena (November 28th)
Sheffield Motorpoint Arena (29th)
Birmingham Genting Arena (30th)
Dublin 3Arena (December 2nd)
Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (5th)
Manchester Arena (6th)
Liverpool Echo Arena (7th)
London O2 Arena (9th, 10th)
Leeds First Direct Arena (12th)
Glasgow SSE Hydro (13th)