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Hi Lisa! Welcome! Looking forward to hearing about your Mumford gig experiences! I might have a couple of Mumford tattoos as well! I like your: I’ll find strength in pain’! Anna
Thank you for the lovely looking forum! X
Thanks for sharing your gig stories! Sounds like it turned out to be quite a music filled year for you! I absolutely love the energy and passion the band create on stage. How lucky to catch Baaba Maal with the lads as well. Johannesburg mini-album still makes me smile and dance so much. I hope you get to see the band again and that you will pop by again to share your experiences.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings on the band. It was very touching to read.
Thanks for sharing your story. I do not think that Marcus would have deliberately pushed away your flag or put it on the floor. It sounds like he was running back to the stage, and that can be a challenge at times! People can often be over enthusiastic & maybe he was just pushing his way back towards the stage area? You have your own unique memory of the show!
I was at the Chula Vista gig. I thought it was such a fun concert. The band were on top form and the memory of The pantomime with Winnie playing drums before the acoustic songs still makes me smile. And they played Sister too!! Love that song. And it was the gig when they ‘sacked’ the lighting guy Ed. THAT PHOTO!!!! Hilarious.
Hyde park was an absolute blast for me. It is disappointing that there seems to have been some sound issues for parts of the crowd. Not sure if it was a BST issue for all the gigs they have been putting on.
I was able to pop along to the ‘Lights of Soho’ to view the Johannesburg exhibition in the few days preceding the Hyde Park show. It was great to see the photos which capture tour life, fans, friendship, love, laughter & live music so incredibly well. South Africa was well celebrated through wine, music, images & words. I was lucky enough to catch the Beatenberg & The Very Best night, & also Jeremy Loops sets. They were such fun nights. A perfect warm up to the big day..,,
Hyde park. Memories came back of 2011 seeing the band support Arcade Fire in the same park! How times have changed! Friday was a wonderful day of music. Particularly enjoyed Wolf Alice rocking out as I had not seen them live before. The crowd was up for Mumford from the start. As were we! Loved hearing Holland Road. London Town tribute. White Blank Page sounded stunning, the crowd loving it. I was reflecting on this last gig of the Wilder Mind era as they played it. How I love all that record.
But Friday was also a celebration of Johannesburg. And what an EP it is. Sorry… mini-album. Si tu veux with Baaba was emotional. An incredible moment for me. Such joy on that stage. Such a powerful sound. There will be time followed. Witnessing the smiles, dancing & camaraderie was wonderful.
Marcus Haney was busy taking photos throughout the show. Looking forward to seeing some of those! The Cave was a truly joyous loud sing along. I loved that the B stage was used for this gig. S I S T E R….what an awesome surprise. I truly love that track. Beautiful setting for it. Wona was another highlight, with Beatenberg & The Very Best & Baaba. All too quickly the Wolf was starting, and the gig was ending.
Marcus ended by saying a few times…”Let’s not be afraid”.
Thank you for a day/ night I will never forget.
Let’s not be afraid.
AnnaJune 17, 2016 at 11:42 pm in reply to: Disappointed Fans shout out of NY Forest Hills Show – tickets went to brokers #6975
Sorry to hear that you could not get tickets for these two Forest Hill shows. There was a fan presale in February. Plus general sale tickets. Then the band added an extra date. Tickets were available to the general public through non-broker sites (direct tickets) for both shows. But demand was/is extremely high. Did you sign up for newsletter alerts about pre-sales etc?
The band are openly against scalpers/touts etc and want tickets to be sold direct to fans at non-inflated prices. Their on-going campaign, which is supported by other artists, shows this. The band want the tickets to get to their fans first and foremost.
The band are back playing some dates in USA in Sept/Oct around the ACL festival dates. But the dates announced do not include NYC. I really hope that you can see the band play live soon.
Thank you for sharing your story.
Music is such a powerful force.
I hope you get to hear Timshel live.
Enjoy the show,
I really wish you & Anouska all the best for the future.
Not sure where in the world you are Jamie, but Mumford are playing HYDE PARK LONDON on 8 July 2016. All the bands described above are on the line up. It’s going to be a great day. Anna
Friends, we’re very proud and excited to announce the release of Johannesburg, a collection of new recordings with Baaba Maal, Beatenberg and The Very Best, out June 17th worldwide.
Conceived in Johannesburg in February during the band’s sell-out debut South Africa tour, the tourmates recorded these songs over two all-day-and-all-night sessions, with production handled by Mumford & Sons and The Very Best’s Johan Hugo.
Here’s a note from Ted on the inspiration behind the songs:
“Since day one, we have been proactive in touring places that most bands don’t often get to. It keeps us from the monotony. I think the road could easily feel like Groundhog Day but whether it’s the Scottish Highlands, India, or a tour on barge boats, our travels still feel fresh and exciting.
Going to South Africa felt to us to be an adventure into a continent that none of us knew well. The appetite for live music is huge and the youth culture is exploding with energy and rejuvenation.”
By now you may have already heard the first track, There Will Be Time with Baaba Maal. When the bands took to the stage in Pretoria to perform it live, a storm raged overhead and the thunder seemed to crack with percussionist Mamadou Saar’s every other beat. In the rain the good people of Pretoria danced and embraced the moment as their own.
Whether you helped get the song to number 1 in South Africa or helped support your local record store by grabbing it on 7″ during Record Store Day, we hope you enjoyed it – and we hope you picture the tropical storm that kicked up Pretoria’s dustbowl when you listen to it as part of these new songs.
You can now pre-order Johannesburg and listen to ‘There Will Be Time’ .
We can’t wait for you all to hear these new songs, and hope you’ll join us as the journey to Johannesburg unfolds.
M&S HQ x
Mumford & Sons @ the 3Arena Dublin. 2 December 2015.
Setlist: as I can remember!
I will wait
Below my Feet
Lover of the Light
Awake my Soul
Tompkins Square Park
Cold Arms (acoustic. No B Stage last night due to layout of the 3Arena, wide & thick according to Marcus I believe….)
I’m on Fire
Marcus sharing with the crowd how he once got thrown of of a pub in Limerick…. Ben saying how much the band love Dublin ‘a second home’ for them.
AnnaDecember 2, 2015 at 7:30 am in reply to: you helped me through the toughest time of my life #5271
Thank you for sharing your personal story. Music truly does give strength to so many.
I hope you and Colleen enjoy the show on the 9 December. I will think of you all if they play timshel.
You need to check your email confirmation of the tickets. If they are E – tickets they should be attached. If they are actual tickets, they probably will not be sent out until nearer the time.
If you are still worried, contact where you purchased them from.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the show. It was a great crowd last night!!! The band seem to be mixing up the setlist each night so far on this UK & Ireland tour. I loved Below my Feet. Not so sure about Winston’s attempt at a local accent though….
The shows so far have been:
1930 Jack Garrett
Approx 2245-2300 finish
Hope this helps,
Enjoy the show!