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.
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