Mumford and Sons to tour North America this spring, 2013 setlist

It's rare these days to find a group that puts so much passion behind its music. But Mumford and Sons (M&S) does just that. They produce highly original music founded on the traditions of American bluegrass and English folk. Well-made arrangements complement the thoughtful lyrics. Somehow, they remind me of the Beatles in that their compositions are complex and memorable and the content of the lyrics has a depth that is revealed through several listens. They have released two albums so far, Sigh No More and Babel. The two albums are very similar and have a hauntingly religious feel to them.

M&S announced their upcoming 2013 North American concert schedule. The band will kick off their tour on May 21 in Calgary, AB at Scotiabank Saddledome and wrap up on September 14 in Augustine, FL at the Gentlemen of the Road Stopover. Complete tour dates, venues and setlist are as follows:

May 21 Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
May 22 Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
May 24 Surrey, BC – Holland Park
May 26 George, WA – Sasquatch Music Festival
May 27 Portland, OR – Rose Garden Arena
May 29 Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre
May 30 Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre
May 31 Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre
June 02 San Bernardino, CA – Glen Helen Regional Park
June 03 Chula Vista, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
June 05 Phoenix, AZ – Desert Sky Pavilion
June 06 Taos, NM – Kit Carson Park
June 08 Austin, TX – Austin 360 Amphitheater
June 09 Austin, TX – Austin 360 Amphitheater
June 11 Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
June 12 The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
June 13 New Orleans, LA – Mardi Gras World
June 15 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music Festival
June 17 Bonner Springs, KS – Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
June 20 Telluride, CO – Telluride Bluegrass Festival
Aug 2-04 Montreal, QC – Osheaga Festival
Aug 23-24 Simcoe, ON – Gentlemen of the Road Stopover
Aug 30-31 Troy, OH – Gentlemen of the Road Stopover
Sept 6-7 Guthrie, OK – Gentlemen of the Road Stopover
Sept 13-14 St. Augustine, FL – Gentlemen of the Road Stopover


2.I Will Wait
3.Whispers in the Dark
4.White Blank Page
5.Holland Road
7.Little Lion Man
8.Lover of the Light
9.Thistle & Weeds
10.Ghosts That We Knew
11.Awake My Soul
12.Roll Away Your Stone
13.Dust Bowl Dance


14.Baby Don't You Do It
(Marvin Gaye cover) (with Deap Vally) (Jesse Quin on drums)
15.Winter Winds
16.The Cave

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