Mumford & Sons announce Providence performance

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Mumford & Sons have revealed plans for a summer tour across the United States. The English folk-rockers will stop in Rhode Island for a performance at the Providence Performing Arts Center on Monday, August 6. Tickets for the show, which will also feature openers Dawes, will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through the venue’s box office and website.

On the upcoming tour, Mumford & Sons are expected to preview material off their forthcoming album, which is expected to hit stores in the fall. No official release date has been announced for the band’s highly anticipated sophomore and follow-up to 2009’s Sigh No More.

As previously reported, Mumford & Sons will also headline a series of day festivals in the United States this summer. The band will debut their “Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers” series in Maine when they take over the Eastern Promenade in Portland on Saturday, August 4. Joining them on the bill will be St. Vincent, Dawes, The Maccabees, Apache Relay, Simone Felice and Haim. The festival, which is already sold out, is loosely based on some of the band’s favorite festivals and will feature all local vendors and businesses.

Mumford & Sons is also a part of the tour documentary “Big Easy Express”, which chronicled the band’s tour last summer with Old Crow Medicine Show and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. Dubbed the “Railroad Revival” tour, the three bands traveled together on vintage train cars, playing a series of shows at stops along the way. The film will be released on DVD on July 24.

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