Wild Nights With Mumford & Sons

Mumford & Sons announces plans for its first Australia excursion since its 2012 tour. The brief run of dates includes a special “Gentlemen Of The Road” show and its biggest Aussie show to date at Melbourne’s 13,200-capacity Sidney Myer Music Ball.

Photo: James P. Hendershot
Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Md.

The British band is supporting its third studio album, Wilder Mind, which came out in May. Aussie fans got out their wallets for the new LP, which hit No. 1 on the Australian Albums chart (ARIA).

The group talked to Rolling Stone earlier this year about switching out the banjo and acoustic bass for a more electric sound, including synths.

“We felt that doing the same thing, or the same instrumentation again, just wasn’t for us,” Marcus Mumford told RS. “We’ve got a broader taste in music than just that.”

Although the band’s Gentlemen Of The Road Stopover Festivals usually take place in small towns in the U.K. and the U.S., Sydney is hosting Mumford & Sons Nov. 14. The special all-day show features a handful of special guests including Future Islands and an acoustic performance from Jake Bugg.

Here’s the routing:     

Nov. 7 – Brisbane, Australia, Brisbane Riverstage (special guests The Vaccines, Meg Mac)
Nov. 12 – Melbourne, Australia, Sidney Myer Music Bowl (special guests Future Islands, The Vaccines)
Nov. 14 – Sydney, Australia, The Domain (special guests Jake Bugg, Future Islands, The Vaccines, The Jungle Giants, Meg Mac, Art of Sleeping)

Tickets go on sale July 8 at 9 a.m. local time. Visit MumfordAndSons.com for more information.