I still can't help but think of Mumford the Magician from Sesame Street everytime I hear a Mumford and Sons tune. Which means everytime I hear Little Lion Man, I can imagine someone yelling "ALA PEANUT BUTTER SANDWICHES" in the background of some seedy english pub. My world is awesome.
But it looks like Mumford and Sons are taking a little time off. The British folk-rockers made the last tour stop behind their Grammy-winning album "Babel" this past Friday in Kansas, and now keyboardist Ben Lovett tells "Rolling Stone" there are no Mumford & Sons activities scheduled "for the foreseeable future." Lovett says they have no idea how long the break might be, adding that he and his bandmates are just excited to be "free of schedules." The past year has been a dramatic one for the Mumfords. It began with their Grammy win for Album of the Year back in February, and reached a scary point after bassist Ted Dwane had emergency brain surgery that left him on the sidelines for a few weeks. Dwane made a full recovery, but he says the band could definitely use a "little rest."
Don't worry, I'm sure Phillip Phillips and The Lumineers will keep the folksy types happy in the meantime.
Mumford & Sons Announce Summer Tour Dates Tickets On Sale Friday, June 29 “Gentlemen of the Road” Stopovers Already Sold Out
August will also see the band performing at their “Gentlemen of the Road” Stopovers, which quickly sold out after being announced. These one-day, outdoor events will take place in four carefully-selected and unique locations across America, including the Eastern Promenade in Portland, ME; downtown Bristol, VA/TN; Page Park in Dixon, IL; and the legendary Fairgrounds in Monterey, CA.
Mumford & Sons Upcoming US Tour August 1 – Hoboken, NJ @ Pier A (No Fee Ticket) August 4 – Portland, ME @ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover August 6 – Providence, RI @ Providence Performing Arts Center August 7 – Canandaigua, NY @ Marvin Sands Performing Arts August 9 – Portsmouth, VA @ nTelos Wireless Pavilion August 11 – Bristol, VA @ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover August 13 – Louisville, KY @ Louisville Waterfront Park August 14 – Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavilion August 18 – Dixon, IL @ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover August 20 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinewood Bowl Theatre August 21 – Laramie, WY @ Gryphon Theatre August 22 – Magna, UT @ The Saltair August 25 – Monterey, CA @ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover August 28 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre September 1 – Snowmass Village, CO @ Jazz Aspen Snowmass Festival
For more information please visit:
Gentlemenoftheroad.com http://www.mumfordandsons.com/ https://www.facebook.com/mumfordandsons
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If she was even allowed to talk, Adele might scream for joy at the final tally of iTunes album and single sales released this week. The British soul singer, currently rendered mute following surgery to repair her vocal cords , erased any doubt that 2011 has been the year of 21.
Her Grammy-nominated smash second album, which has sold more copies than any other disc released in the U.S. over the past 11-plus months, took the top spot on the year-end iTunes albums chart, as well as the singles chart thanks to her huge hit "Rolling in the Deep."
iTunes, which does not release sales figures, made it clear that Adele was very good for business, naming her its Artist of the Year as well.
It was the first time one artist has swept the download site's top three awards. "I'm thrilled to top the iTunes album and song charts for 2011 and to be iTunes Artist of the Year is just amazing," Adele said in a statement.
Though it didn't make the final top 10 list, iTunes named Foo Fighters' Wasting Light its Album of the Year, prompting Foos leader Dave Grohl to quip that it was inspiring, and ironic to get the award for "an album made in my garage, totally analog to tape, without the help of any computers at all."
Nicki Minaj was named Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Foster the People snagged Song of the Year for their unshakable ditty "Pumped Up Kicks."
You can bet the competition on the singles chart was pretty tight, as Adele had company from some of the most ubiquitous songs out there this year. Coming in at #2 was LMFAO's inescapable "Party Rock Anthem," followed by Katy Perry's "Firework," Bruno Mars' "Grenade," Cee Lo Green's "Forget You," Pitbull's "Give Me Everything" and Perry's "E.T." Rounding out the top 10: Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger," Foster's "Pumped up Kicks" and Minaj's "Super Bass."
Over on the iTunes albums chart, Adele was followed by Mumford & Sons' steady-selling Sigh No More, Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV, Kanye West and Jay-Z's Watch the Throne, Coldplay's Mylo Xyloto, and Lady Gaga's Born This Way. Rihanna landed at #7 with Loud, ahead of Drake's Take Care, Perry's Teenage Dream and Mars' Doo-Wops & Hooligans.