MUMFORD & SONS DEBUT OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “BELOVED

SUMMER NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES CONFIRMED

PERFORM ACOUSTIC VERSIONS OF “BELOVED” AND “GUIDING LIGHT” ON “THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT”

Mumford & Sons’ official music video for their new single, “Beloved,” is premiering today—watch/share HERE. Directed by BAFTA-nominated filmmaker, Charlotte Regan, the video was shot in and around Port Talbot in Wales and reflects the song’s lyrical touchpoints of death, the heartache of its acceptance and the long-standing memories we cling to in its wake. 

Of the song, Marcus Mumford shares, "Everyone knows loss in one way or another. This song is about that. I’d never sat with anyone as they died before, and it had an effect on me. As it does everyone I know who has experienced it. But there’s wildness and beauty in it as well, and a deep honouring, that became the beginnings of this song that we worked up called ‘Beloved.’ I feel determined for people to take whatever they want from it, and not to be emotionally prescriptive.”

Of the video, Regan adds, “Port Talbot was an amazing place. To be honest it was somewhere I hadn’t thought about until the band mentioned it. I used to visit my nan up north in Redcar where she lived for a little while and remembered looking down long streets and seeing kids playing football or curby with these big industrial buildings in the background, and initially, that was where I had in mind. But as soon as we started looking at pictures of Port Talbot, we knew it was perfect. It was a proper beautiful place with an amazing sense of community but still maintained that kind of grit we were looking for.”

Earlier this month, Mumford & Sons debuted an acoustic version of the song on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” The intimate performance featured the band surrounded by fans performing “in the round”—a first for the program. Watch HERE. They also performed an acoustic version of their #1 single, “Guiding Light,” as a bonus web exclusive. Watch HERE.

Both “Beloved”—which is the #1 most added song this week at both Alternative and AAA radio—and “Guiding Light” are from the band’s new album, Delta, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, Americana/Folk Albums, Alternative Rock Albums and Rock Albums charts with 230,000 equivalent album units earned (stream/purchase here). This is the 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 last year (Gentlemen of the Road/Glassnote Records).

In celebration of the album, the band will extend their “thrilling” (The Washington Post) worldwide Delta Tour this summer visiting iconic venues across the west coast including the first ever headline concert held at L.A.’s Banc of California Stadium as well as stops at Portland’s Moda Center, Vancouver’s BC Place Stadium, George, WA’s Gorge Amphitheatre, Missoula’s Ogren Park at Allegiance Field, Salt Lake City’s USANA Amphitheatre and two nights at Denver’s Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre. Full details are available via www.mumfordandsons.com/live.

Already receiving widespread praise for their sold-out live performances, the Albany Times Union declares, “Mumford & Sons has developed into an arena-rock juggernaut,” while The Washington Post proclaims, “The U.K. quartet thrilled a packed Capital One Arena crowd…undeniably wondrous arena rock anthems” and Billboard asserts, “It’s exactly the kind of tour that will solidify their spot in the pantheon of arena-friendly bands.”

Produced by Paul Epworth, Delta was written collectively by the band and recorded at London’s The Church Studios and continues to receive widespread critical acclaim…

“…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


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. 

For more information, please contact Carla Sacks 212.741.1000 or Asha Goodman 615.320.7753 at Sacks & Co.

Or Lauren Papapietro at Glassnote Records, 646.214.6000.

 

MUMFORD & SONS – DELTA TOUR 2019
*with special guest Cat Power
†with special guest Portugal The Man
#with special guest Lord Huron


March 20 /// Atlanta, GA /// State Farm Arena*
March 22 /// Nashville, TN /// Bridgestone Arena* (SOLD OUT)
March 23 /// Birmingham, AL /// Legacy Arena at The BJCC*
March 25 /// Indianapolis, IN /// Bankers Life Field House*
March 27 /// Detroit, MI /// Little Caesars Arena*
March 29 /// Chicago, IL /// United Center* (SOLD OUT)
March 30 /// Madison, WI /// Kohl Center* (SOLD OUT)
March 31 /// Milwaukee, WI /// Fiserv Forum*
April 25 /// Lisbon, Portugal /// Altice Arena 
April 27 /// Barcelona, Spain /// Palau Sant Jordi
April 29 /// Milan, Italy /// Medialanum Forum (SOLD OUT)
May 1 /// Munich, Germany /// Olympiahalle 
May 3 /// Vienna, Austria /// Stadthalle (SOLD OUT)
May 5 /// Basel, Switzerland /// St. Jakobshalle
May 7 /// Paris, France /// Zenith (SOLD OUT)
May 8 /// Luxembourg, Luxembourg /// Rockhal (SOLD OUT)
May 9 /// Amsterdam, Netherlands /// Ziggo Dome (SOLD OUT)
May 11 /// Berlin, Germany /// Mercedes Benz Arena 
May 13 /// Frankfurt, Germany /// Festhalle 
May 15 /// Cologne, Germany /// Lanxess Arena 
May 17 /// Copenhagen, Denmark /// Royal Arena 
May 18 /// Gothenburg, Sweden /// Scandinavium (SOLD OUT)
May 19 /// Oslo, Norway /// Spektrum
May 21 /// Stockholm, Sweden /// Ericsson Globe
June 1 /// London, U.K. /// Gentlemen of the Road X All Points East Festival
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 14-15 /// Dublin, Ireland /// Gentlemen of the Road presents Malahide Castle
June 21-23 /// Scheessel, Germany /// Hurricane Festival
June 21-23 /// Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany /// Southside Festival
June 27-30 /// Werchter, Belgium /// Rock Werchter Festival
August 3 /// Los Angeles, CA /// Banc of California Stadium†
August 5 /// Portland, OR /// Moda Center†
August 7 /// Vancouver, BC /// BC Place Stadium†
August 9 /// George, WA /// Gorge Amphitheatre†
August 11 /// Missoula, MT /// Ogren Park at Allegiance Field† (SOLD OUT)
August 13 /// West Valley City, UT /// USANA Amphitheatre†
August 15 /// Greenwood Village, CO /// Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre# (SOLD OUT)
August 16 /// Greenwood Village, CO /// Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre (on-sale 3/22)