Mum's the Word
In-demand band Mumford & Sons hits Dallas stage this summer
Dallas fans of the folk rock group Mumford & Sons have been waiting a long time for the band to head this way again. But their patience will be rewarded on June 11 when Mumford & Sons stop by Gexa Energy Pavilion alongside Michael Kiwanuka and Mystery Jets.
It's been so long since Marcus Mumford and his bandmates graced our fair city that they hadn't even been nominated for their first Grammy Award yet. That was way back in November 2010 at House of Blues Dallas. Since then they've gone on to be nominated for 12 Grammys and win two, including Album of the Year for their latest, Babel.
Mumford & Sons is at the forefront of a somewhat unlikely folk rock revival. Groups such as Old Crow Medicine Show and The Avett Brothers have been around longer, but they all seemed to operate under the radar until the emergence of the British band. Now those other groups and newer ones like The Lumineers, nominated for Best New Artist at this year's Grammys, are reaping the rewards that had previously eluded them.
True to form, Mumford & Sons are not doing a full North American tour. The Dallas date is just one of 17 new concerts that will be interspersed between previously announced festival stops and the group's so-called "Gentleman of the Road Stopover" tour. The majority of those 17 concerts will take place in Western states.
You can register now for an invitation-only presale designed to give as many people as possible an equal chance at buying tickets — and to make sure those tickets end up in the hands of true fans. Tickets will go on sale to the general public April 5.