Mumford & Sons to hit the road to promote new album

It appears that the most modern flavor of rock & roll in this century bears a strong similarity to the origins of pop music itself. Whether it be with keyboard, banjos, or acoustic guitars, the DIY outlook of the indie artiste has truly infected the seemingly - unkillable beast or else known as Mainstream Rock. Just examine the number of popular musicians touring the world and you'll agree. Enter Mumford & Sons, the newest sensation from across the pond. They play classic acoustic music. But are they worthy of the hype and buzz they have generated over the past several years? Certain, they're brilliant; that much cannot be denied. But are they really worthy of the praise heaped upon them by the music press? I think not.

They are gearing up to release their yet untitled sophomore album and will embark on a tour in August to promote their new album. The tour dates and venues are as follows:

Aug. 1: Hoboken, NJ - Pier A

Aug. 4: Portland, ME - Gentlemen of the Road Stopover

Aug. 6: Providence, RI - Providence Performing Arts Center

Aug. 7: Canandaigua, NY - Marvin Sands Performing Arts

Aug. 9: Portsmouth, VA - nTelos Wireless Pavilion

Aug. 11: Bristol, VA - Gentlemen of the Road Stopover

Aug. 13: Louisville, KY - Louisville Waterfront Park

Aug. 14: Columbus, OH - The LC Pavilion

Aug. 18: Dixon, IL - Gentlemen of the Road Stopover

Aug. 20: Lincoln, NE - Pinewood Bowl Theatre

Aug. 21: Laramie, WY - Gryphon Theatre

Aug. 22: Magna, UT - The Saltair

Aug. 25: Monterey, CA - Gentlemen of the Road Stopover

Aug. 28: Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Sept. 1: Snowmass Village, CO @ Jazz Aspen Snowmass Festival

Mumford and Sons (LIVE) "Whispers In The Dark"

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