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Mumford & Sons Announce Additional Stopover Dates With Vampire Weekend, Alabama Shakes

February 5, 2013  |  6:30pm
Mumford & Sons Announce Additional Stopover Dates With Vampire Weekend, Alabama Shakes

Continuing their weekend festival-type tour started in 2012, Mumford & Sons have announced the five cities where they will bring their Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers: Lewes, U.K.; Simcoe, Ontario; Troy, Ohio; Guthrie, Okla. and St. Augustine, Fla.

Unlike 2012 GOTR one-day performances, the upcoming five stopovers will kick-off with a concert on Friday night and then have an all-day festival on Saturday. Mumford & Sons will headline the Saturday concerts and the Friday performances will begin with Vampire Weekend in Lewes and then Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros taking over as the Friday headliners for the remaining Stopovers in Canada and the U.S. Throughout the five-stop tour, Alabama Shakes, Fun. and Old Crow Medicine Show will join select dates.

In a press release, GOTR Stopovers were described as “the intimacy of a community celebration with the excitement of a world-class music festival.” The outdoor event showcases not only music but will also give small businesses and venues in the selected cities the opportunity to participate during the full-day festival on Saturday.

Mumford & Sons released this statement about GOTR Stopovers on their Facebook page:

“It’s a real privilege that being in Mumford & Sons has allowed us to be able to shine a light on some of those places not often visited by tour busses and splitter vans… and to get to ask some of our favourite bands to come and play a show with us. And so we are very pleased to announce the return of the Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers. We’ve got some awesome bands lined up for you and the emphasis will be on keeping it local wherever possible again.”

Tickets will be available at 11 a.m. on Feb. 8. Camping is available at each Stopover and three-night passes begin at $40 per person. Tickets and camping passes are both available on the Gentlemen of the Road website.

The BBC Radio 1 video announcement, dates and performers are available below.

Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers:
July
19 - Lewes, East Sussex, U.K. – Vampire Weekend
20 - Lewes, East Sussex, U.K. – Mumford & Sons
With following guests to join over the weekend: The Vaccines, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Mystery Jets, Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit, Very Best Sound System plus more to be announced

August
23 - Simcoe, Ontario – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
24 - Simcoe, Ontario – Mumford & Sons
With following guests to join over the weekend: Old Crow Medicine Show, The Vaccines, Hey Rosetta!, Dan Mangan, Willy Mason, Bear’s Den plus more to be announced

30 - Troy, Ohio – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
31 - Troy, Ohio – Mumford & Sons
With following guests to join over the weekend: Old Crow Medicine Show, The Vaccines, Half Moon Run, Those Darlins, Willy Mason, Bear’s Den plus more to be announced

September
6 - Guthrie, Okla. – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
7 - Guthrie, Okla. – Mumford & Sons
With following guests to join over the weekend: Alabama Shakes, The Vaccines, Half Moon Run, Those Darlins, Willy Mason, Bear’s Den plus more to be announced

13 - St. Augustine, Fla. – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
14 - St. Augustine, Fla. – Mumford & Sons
With following guests to join over the weekend: fun., The Vaccines, Half Moon Run, Those Darlins, Willy Mason, Bear’s Den plus more to be announced

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