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MUMFORD & SONS’ ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM DELTA DEBUTS AT #1 ON BILLBOARD 200

 

 

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26 November 2018 (Toronto, ON) - Mumford & Sons’ acclaimed new album, Delta, debuts this week at #1 on the Billboard 200, Americana/Folk Albums, Alternative Rock Albums and Rock Albums charts with 230,000 equivalent album units earned and was certified GOLD upon release in Canada (stream/purchase here). Released on Gentlemen of the Road/Glassnote Records/Universal Music Canada, this is the multi-Platinum, Grammy Award-winning band’s third consecutive #1 debut, the largest sales week for an alternative rock album in 2018 and the sixth-largest debut among all titles this year. In celebration of the release, the band will return to NBC’s “Saturday Night Live!” as musical guests on December 8.

 

Produced by Paul Epworth, Delta was written collectively by the band and recorded at London’s The Church Studios. The band recently debuted the album at a series of exclusive fan listening events. The screenings, which took place at theatres across the globe, featured the complete album audio accompanied by visuals curated in partnership with National Geographic. Of the concept, the band shares, “While we were recording and mixing Delta, we watched a lot of films on silent including some pretty epic wildlife films by National Geographic—like a vision-track to our soundtrack. So, we felt it would be a nice idea to let fans experience the record in this way too.”

 

The band is currently in the midst of an extensive 63-date worldwide arena tour including upcoming North American stops at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center (sold out), Boston’s TD Garden (sold out), New York’s Madison Square Garden (two nights, first sold out), DC’s Capital One Arena (sold out) and Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena (two nights, first sold out). Special guest Maggie Rogers will join as support. The band’s largest tour to date, the Delta Tour 2018/2019 includes over 800,000 tickets, which are now on sale via https://www.mumfordandsons.com/live. See below for complete tour details.

 

Recent critical acclaim for Delta

 

“…a fine distillation of what makes these guys so engaging…people will relate to the universal doubts and fears that are often stirringly evoked by the music and lyrics on Delta”—American Songwriter

 

“Mumford & Sons roar back with Delta…redefines what they do and
who they are”—Associated Press

 

“…the band is smack in the middle of its most fertile creative period to date”—Billboard

 

“…remain capable of recording radio-ready earworms that challenge expectations…while still retaining the major qualities that made them superstars in the first place”
—Consequence of Sound

 

“…their most drastic expansion in creative scope yet, both sonically and lyrically.”
Esquire

 

 “…finds the band branching out sonically, though it is still decidedly Mumford & Sons in the expert and engaging songwriting”—Forbes

 

“A muted, meaningful meditation on change and its results”—Newsday

 

“…an uplifting anthem that is guaranteed to get fists pumping in the arenas that Mumford & Sons will be headlining.”—New York Post

 

“Any album this epic in scope is, at very least, worthy of their reputation.”—Paste

 

 “Wildly experimental”—Rolling Stone

 

“When the band do let their guard down, the effects are immediate…they create something honestly affecting”—SPIN

 

 “Dark and thrilling, this is their best album yet”—The Telegraph *****

 

 “Delta is the best album this band have made so far”—The Times

 

 “For a group that refuses to be defined by their past, Delta presents a lush and vibrant vision of the band’s future”—UPROXX

 

“…a new sonic direction for the band in its incorporation of electronic touches and spacey atmospherics”—Vulture

 

Already receiving widespread attention, the first single, “Guiding Light,” recently enjoyed one of the biggest add weeks ever at both Alternative and AAA radio—closing out every station at both panels. The single currently sits at #1 on AAA (five straight weeks) and is currently in the top 5 at Alternative. Watch the single’s official music video—which was directed by Joe Connor (Sam Smith, Coldplay) and features the band up close and personal, interacting with their fans—HERE. Moreover, a second song from the album, “If I Say,” which features string arrangement by renowned British film score composer Sally Herbert, recently premiered as Zane Lowe’s World Record on Beats1. Listen/share HERE.

 

Earlier this fall, the band debuted ”Guiding Light” on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” with special guests The Roots. Marcus Mumford also joined host Jimmy Fallon as a guest on the couch. Watch the interview HERE.

 

Marking ten years since Mumford & Sons made their meteoric debut, the new music follows 2015’s Wilder Mind, which debuted at No. 1 in the U.S., U.K., Australia Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands and Norway and, most recently, 2016’s collaborative Johannesburg mini album. Previous LPs include 2012’s Babel, which was awarded the 2013 Grammy for Album of the Year, and their 2009 debut, Sigh No More.

 

Mumford & Sons are Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford, Ted Dwane and Winston Marshall. 

 

MUMFORD & SONS – DELTA TOUR 2018/2019

November 27—Nottingham, U.K.—Motorpoint Arena* 
November 29—London, U.K.—O2 Arena* (SOLD OUT)
December 1—Leeds, U.K.—First Direct Arena* (SOLD OUT)
December 7—Philadelphia, PA—Wells Fargo Center* (SOLD OUT)
December 9—Boston, MA—TD Garden* (SOLD OUT)
December 10—New York, NY—Madison Square Garden* (SOLD OUT)

December 11—New York, NY—Madison Square Garden*
December 14—Washington DC—Capital One Arena* (SOLD OUT)
December 17—Toronto, ON—Scotiabank Arena* (SOLD OUT)

December 18—Toronto, ON—Scotiabank Arena*

January 12—Auckland, New Zealand—The Outer Fields at Western Springs†
January 15—Brisbane, Australia—Entertainment Centre‡ 
January 18—Sydney, Australia—Qudos Bank Arena‡ 
January 22—Melbourne, Australia—Sidney Myer Music Bowl‡ (SOLD OUT)
January 23—Melbourne, Australia—Sidney Myer Music Bowl‡ 

January 24Adelaide, Australia—Entertainment Centre‡ 
January 27Perth, Australia—RAC Arena‡

February 27Providence, RI—Dunkin Donuts Center

February 28Hartford, CT—XL Center

March 2Albany, NY—Times Union Center

March 4Montreal, QC—Bell Centre

March 5Ottawa, ON—Canadian Tire Center

March 8Buffalo, NY—KeyBank Center

March 9Cleveland, OH—Quicken Loans Arena

March 11Columbus, OH—Nationwide Arena

March 12Lexington, KY—Rupp Arena

March 14Pittsburgh, PA—PPG Paints Arena

March 16Charlottesville, VA—John Paul Jones Arena

March 17Raleigh, NC—PNC Arena

March 18Charleston, SC—North Charleston Coliseum

March 20Atlanta, GA—State Farm Arena

March 22Nashville, TN—Bridgestone Arena

March 23Birmingham, AL—Legacy Arena at The BJCC

March 25Indianapolis, IN—Bankers Life Field House

March 27Detroit, MI—Little Caesars Arena

March 29Chicago, IL—United Center (SOLD OUT)

March 30Madison, WI—Kohl Center (SOLD OUT)

March 31Milwaukee, WI—Fiserv Forum

April 25Lisbon, Portugal—Altice Arena 
April 27Barcelona, Spain—Palau Sant Jordi
April 29Milan, Italy—Medialanum Forum (SOLD OUT)
May 1Munich, Germany—Olympiahalle 
May 3Vienna, Austria—Stadthalle (SOLD OUT)
May 5Basel, Switzerland—St. Jakobshalle

May 7Paris, France—Zenith 
May 8Luxembourg, Luxembourg—Rockhal (SOLD OUT)
May 9Amsterdam, Netherlands—Ziggo Dome (SOLD OUT)

May 11Berlin, Germany—Mercedes Benz Arena 
May 13Frankfurt, Germany—Festhalle 
May 15Cologne, Germany—Lanxess Arena 
May 17Copenhagen, Denmark—Royal Arena 
May 18Gothenburg, Sweden—Scandinavium (SOLD OUT)
May 19Oslo, Norway—Spektrum
May 21Stockholm, Sweden—Ericsson Globe

June 2—Liverpool, U.K.—Echo Arena

June 4—Sheffield, U.K.Fly DSA Arena

June 6—Manchester, U.K.Manchester Arena

June 10—Cardiff, U.K.Motorpoint Arena (SOLD OUT) 

June 21-23—Scheessel, Germany—Hurricane Festival

June 21-23—Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany—Southside Festival

June 27-30—Werchter, Belgium—Rock Werchter Festival

*with special guest Maggie Rogers

†Gentlemen of the Road with Leon Bridges, Michael Kiwanuka, Angie McMahon, Sam Fender

‡with special guest Michael Kiwanuka