Mumford & Sons Takes On Headline Dates

In addition to several nights opening for U2 and a couple of festival appearances, Mumford & Sons has just announced they will be playing a run of solo shows in May.

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– Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons
DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, Mich.

The gigs are booked May 23 at KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky.; May 24 at KeyBank Pavilion in Burgettstown, Pa.; and May 25 at BB&T Pavilion in Camden, N.J. Tickets to those performances go on sale Jan. 27.

These new stops are scheduled between festival appearances at Hangout Festival in Gulf Shores, Ala., May 19-21 and Boston Calling May 26-28. Those events haven’t shared daily lineups yet, so the dates are still listed as ranges.

Mumford & Sons opens for U2 during three nights in May on the “Joshua Tree Tour,” which celebrates 30 years of the Irish band’s standout album. Other world-class openers on that tour include OneRepublic, The Lumineers and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.

A new DVD about Mumford & Sons’ trip to South Africa last year will hit shelves Feb. 3. “Live From South Africa: Dust And Thunder” will also coincide with the release of a live CD.