Mumford And Sons: “Foo Fighters are kindred spirits”

4 September 2015, 15:01 | Updated: 19 September 2015, 22:26

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Marcus Mumford has been explaining how having Dave Grohl’s band headline at one of their Gentlemen Of The Road Stopovers was “mind-blowing.”

Speaking to Sunta Templeton before Mumford And Sons headlined Leeds Festival, Marcus explained how the band’s own travelling series of gigs has morphed into a two-day event.

At Walla Walla in Washington State, USA earlier this momth, the Mumfords were joined by another headliner on the Friday night - none other than Foo Fighters.

“It was a seminal moment for us,” said Marcus. “We thought: Foo Fighters are playing our festival, this is mind-blowing.

“What we like is watching people enjoy music, that’s one of our favourite things about being in this band.

“It doesn’t have to be OUR music! It doesn’t have to SOUND like our music.

“They felt like kindred spirits and they really got the whole vibe.”

With the Gentlemen Of The Road Stopovers done and dusted, the band have announced details of a winter tour of the UK. Tickets for the original dates in Glasgow and Dublin sold out when they went on sale this morning (4 September) and so two new additional shows have been added.

The band will now play Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on 14 December in addition to the now sold-out show on the December. Tickets for the second date are on sale now.

In Dublin, they will play the 3Arena on the 3 December having sold out the previously announced date on the 2 December in a little under twenty minutes. Tickets for the new date go on sale today (Friday 4 September) at 3pm.


Mumford And Sons UK Tour Dates

28 November Capital FM Arena, Nottingham
29 November Sheffield Arena
30 November Genting Arena, Birmingham
2 December 3Arena, Dublin (SOLD OUT)
3 December 3Arena, Dublin
5 December Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
6 December Manchester Arena
7 December Echo Arena, Liverpool
9 December O2 Arena, London
10 December O2 Arena, London
12 December First Direct Arena, Leeds
13 December SSE Hydro, Glasgow (SOLD OUT)
14 December SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Support on all dates apart from 10 December comes from Jack Garratt.

Tickets are on general sale Friday 4 September at 9am.

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