Two big announcements came this week from our favorite stage-stomping folk quartet. Mumford & Sons let the good news roll announcing this year’s Gentlemen of the Road Stopover dates as well as a release date for their forthcoming studio album Wilder Mind.
Since 2012 Mumford & Sons have hosted a handful of festivals in small towns throughout the United States. This year they’ll be kicking it off with a nearby stop in Seaside Heights, NJ on June 5 and 6 just a week before their set at Bonnaroo. Other U.S. dates include Waverly, IA June 19-20, Walla Walla, WA August 14-15 and Salida, CO August 21-22.
The lineup for the Seaside Heights, NJ Stopover will include Mumford & Sons joined by Alabama Shakes, Blake Mills, Dawes, Jeff the Brotherhood, Jenny Lewis, Little May, The Flaming Lips, The Maccabees, and The Very Best. Tickets for this one go on sale March 6.
The other big announcement was that of the release of the band’s forthcoming third studio album Wilder Mind. The album is set to be released on May 4 with the first single, “Believe,” released a week ahead on April 27. Some new – and different – sounds will be coming from Mumford & Sons on Wilder Mind.