The Lumineers Release New Single, Announce Album, And World Arena Tour

The Lumineers return after the triumph of their UK and US number 1 album, ‘Cleopatra’, with their third studio album, ‘III’, set for release on Decca Records on September 13. The two-time Grammy nominated band have also today released their new single, ‘Gloria’, the first single from the album. It comes ahead of the song’s first UK performance tonight on BBC One’s ‘Graham Norton Show’ tonight.

‘III’ is a concept album, presented across three chapters, with every aspect of the album charged with emotion, and far darker than anything The Lumineers have ever done before. Each part centres on one main character from a fictitious family, The Sparks, spanning three generations in the album’s storyline. They mix raw emotionally charged themes, with ear catching melodies, expressive vocals, and their trademark acoustic sound.

‘III’ was written by founding members Wesley Schultz and multi-instrumentalist Jeremiah Fraites, and sees violinist/vocalist Lauren Jacobson officially becoming part of the band, after having played on their two previous albums. She completes the touring lineup, which also includes pianist Stelth Ulvang, bassist/backing vocalist Byron Isaacs, and multi-instrumentalist, Brandon Miller.

Regarding the new album, Fraites said,

“This collection of songs worked out in a beautiful way, and I feel with this album we’ve really hit our stride.”

The Lumineers have sold out tours all over the world, including selling over 300,000 tickets on 2017’s ‘Cleopatra World Tour’, which finished with 27 sold out arena shows. They have racked up over 4.2 billion streams, and 4.6 million album sales worldwide across their entire discography.

The Lumineers have supported the likes of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at British Summer Time Hyde Park in 2017, and will this May embark on a tour of the US and Europe, and Australia, with shows in 3 UK arenas, including London’s O2 Arena, before winding up on November 29 at the 3 Arena, in Dublin, Ireland.

Tour dates:

May 19                             Hangout Musical Festival             Gulf Shores AL
June 2                              Radio 104.5 Birthday Show         Camden, NJ
June 15                            101 WKQX Piqniq                          Chicago, IL
June 16                            Bonnaroo Music Festival              Manchester, TN
June 22                            Alt 92.3 Summer Open                 New York, NY
June 29                            Tinderbox                                       Odense, Denmark
July 19-21                        Splendour in the Grass                 New South Wales, Australia
July 26                             Fuji Rock Festival                           Niigata, Japan
August 2                          Osheaga Festival                            Montreal, QC
August 7                          The Mission Ballroom                  Denver, CO
August 9-11                     Outside Lands                                San Francisco, CA
August 16                        Woodstock Music & Arts             Watkins Glen, NY
September 21                  Sea.Hear.Now. Festival                Asbury Park, NJ
November 1                     Campo Pequeno                            Lisbon, Portugal
November 2                     WiZink Center                                Madrid, Spain
November 4                     Alcatraz                                           Milan, Italy
November 6                     Halle 622                                         Zurich, Switzerland
November 7                     Zenith                                              Munich, Germany
November 9                     Gasometer                                     Vienna, Austria
November 10                   Forum Karlin                                  Prague, Czech Republic
November 13                   Sporthalle                                       Hamburg, Germany
November 14                   Verti Music Hall                             Berlin, Germany
November 16                   Ancienne Belgique                        Brussels, Belgium
November 18                   TivoliVredenburg                          Utrecht, Netherlands
November 19                   Palladium                                        Cologne, Germany
November 20                   Le Zénith                                         Paris, France
November 22                   The SSE Hydro                               Glasgow, UK
November 24                   Manchester Arena                        Manchester, UK
November 27                   The O2                                             London, UK
November 29                   3Arena                                            Dublin, Ireland

Find out more about The Lumineers online – including tour dates – from their official website, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr.

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