MUMFORD & SONS’ “GUIDING LIGHT” #1 AT ALTERNATIVE RADIO

ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM DELTA DEBUTS AT #1 ON BILLBOARD 200

WORLDWIDE DELTA TOUR NOW UNDERWAY

Mumford & Sons’ acclaimed single, “Guiding Light,” is #1 at Alternative Radio this week. Already a 10-week #1 at Triple A radio, “Guiding Light” is the multi-Platinum, Grammy Award-winning band’s fourth #1 at Alternative Radio following 2015’s “Believe,” 2012’s “I Will Wait,” and 2009’s “Little Lion Man.” Watch the song’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.

“Guiding Light” is the lead single from Mumford & Sons’ 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). Released on Gentlemen of the Road/Glassnote Records, 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. In celebration of the release, the band recently returned to NBC’s “Saturday Night Live!” as musical guests performing both “Guiding Light” and “Delta.”

The band is currently in the midst of an extensive 63-date worldwide arena tour including upcoming North American stops at Hartford’s XL Center, Lexington’s Rupp Arena, Atlanta’s State Farm Arena, Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena and Chicago’s United Center among many others. The band’s largest tour to date, the Delta Tour 2018/2019 includes over 800,000 tickets, which are now on sale via www.mumfordandsons.com/live. Of their recent sold-out show at D.C.’s Capital One Arena, the Washington Post proclaims, “The U.K. quartet thrilled a packed Capital One Arena crowd…” and went on to praise their, “…undeniably wondrous arena rock anthems,” while, of their sold-out concert at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center, Billboard declares, “It’s exactly the kind of tour that will solidify their spot in the pantheon of arena-friendly bands.” See below for complete tour details.

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.”

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

“If it’s any indication of how Delta will sound as a whole, this could shape up to be the band’s most experimental album yet” —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 2018/2019
*with special guest Michael Kiwanuka

January 23 /// Melbourne, Australia /// Sidney Myer Music Bowl* 
January 24 /// Adelaide, Australia /// Entertainment Centre* 
January 27 /// Perth, Australia /// RAC Arena*
February 27 /// Providence, RI /// Dunkin Donuts Center
February 28 /// Hartford, CT /// XL Center
March 2 /// Albany, NY /// Times Union Center
March 4 /// Montreal, QC /// Bell Centre
March 5 /// Ottawa, ON /// Canadian Tire Center
March 8 /// Buffalo, NY /// KeyBank Center
March 9 /// Cleveland, OH /// Quicken Loans Arena
March 11 /// Columbus, OH /// Nationwide Arena
March 12 /// Lexington, KY /// Rupp Arena
March 14 /// Pittsburgh, PA /// PPG Paints Arena
March 16 /// Charlottesville, VA /// John Paul Jones Arena
March 17 /// Raleigh, NC /// PNC Arena
March 18 /// Charleston, SC /// North Charleston Coliseum
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 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