Last month, The Lumineers revealed their favorite moments on tour for Paste, cycling through an assortment of memories including blood-stained SXSW setlists and bachelorette parties. Those seven years also witnessed a meteoric rise for the folk trio of Wesley Schultz, Neyla Pekarek and Jeremiah Caleb Fraites across two sterling albums. The group recently embarked on a cross-country arena tour, serenading cavernous sold-out venues in celebration of sophomore LP Cleopatra. Earlier this month, photographer Andrew Kelly captured the band behind the scenes and on the stage of the legendary Madison Square Garden, 12 miles away from where Schultz and Fraites grew up. Kelly juxtaposes wide-angle vistas of the sold-out arena against intimate glimpses of the members backstage.
The Lumineers are on tour through July.
28—Grand Prairie, Texas @ Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
2—Sugar Land, Texas @ Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
3—New Orleans, La. @ Uno Lakefront Arena
8—Duluth, Ga. @ Infinite Energy Center
10—Indianapoliis, Ind. @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
11—Cleveland, Ohio @ Wolstein Center
14—Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Peterson Events Center
16—Uncasville, Conn. @ Mohegan Sun Arena
18—Montreal, Canada @ Bell Centre
19—Quebec, Canada @ Centre Videotron
21—Ottawa, Canada @ Canadian Tire Centre
22—London, Canada @ Budweiser Gardens
24—Des Moines, Iowa @ Wells Fargo Arena
25—Milwaukee, Wis. @ BMO Harris Bradley Center
28—Winnipeg, Canada @ MTS Centre
30—Saskatoon, Canada @ Sasktel Centre
31—Edmonton, Canada @ Rogers Place
10—Tokyo, Japan @ Akasaka Blitz
17—Sydney, Australia @ Sydney Opera House
18—Sydney, Australia @ Sydney Opera House
19—Melbourne, Australia @ State Theatre
22—Perth, Australia @ Metro City
26—Cape Town, South Africa @ Green Point Park
28—Johannesburg, South Africa @ TicketPro Dome
29—Seinajoki, Finland @ Provinssi Festival
1—Roskilde, Denmark @ Roskilde Festival
3—Zurich, Switzerland @ Volkhaus
6—Madrid, Spain @ Mad Cool Festival
7-8—Barcelona, Spain @ Cruilla Festival
9—London, England @ BST Hyde Park
10—Rome, Italy @ Venue TBD
11—Ancona, Italy @ Spilla Festival
12—Verona, Italy @ Castello Di Villafranca
15—Aix-Les-Bains, France @ Musilac Festival
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A feverish, front row welcomes the band onto the stage at Madison Square Garden as they open the show with "Submarines."
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In just a few short years, the Lumineers have gone from playing suburban coffee shops across the river in New Jersey to selling out "The World's Most Famous Arena…"
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Wesley and Jeremiah making final adjustments to their in-ear monitors just prior to taking the stage at Madison Square Garden.
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A sold out crowd at Madison Square garden accompanies the band on "Ho Hey."
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Old friends share a laugh before taking the stage at Madison Square Garden for the first time.
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The band rehearses "Angela" before their appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
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Neyla and the band working through some new material during soundcheck at Madison Square Garden.
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Wes grabs a final moment of rehearsal backstage at Madison Square Garden a few hours before the show.
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Guitars side stage during The Lumineers second back-to-back, sold-out show at Madison Square Garden.
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The band discusses a few potential set changes before soundcheck the day of their second sold out show at Madison Square Garden.