Mumford & Sons are pleased to announce the details of their forthcoming second album.
Babel will be released through Glassnote Records on September 25th, 2012. It is produced by Markus Dravs.
“We are more than excited to release Babel into the world. We had started writing new songs well before we got into the studio to record. At first, we peeled ourselves off the road quite reluctantly. We love playing live, obviously, but it had also become an important part of our creative process, we had been writing and rehearsing in soundchecks, and sort of ‘road-testing’ new songs on our very gracious audiences. But then we fell in love with recording again. The album started to come together, and with the help of Markus Dravs once more (and engineer Robin Baynton), we started to relish the challenge of making this album. As a band, we’ve never been closer or more collaborative, all working to our strengths. And so we feel that this record is a natural progression that we’re proud of, and we cannot wait to take it out on the road.” – Mumford & Sons
The band recently unveiled a video teaser to the album through Mumfordandsons.com with speculation mounting online as to the record’s title.
The album will be available to pre-order through the band’s website on the 23rd July.
Babel follows the 2009 release of Mumford & Sons’ debut album, Sigh No More, which sold over 2.2 million copies in the U.S.
2. Whispers In The Dark
3. I Will Wait
4. Holland Road
5. Ghosts That We Knew
6. Lover Of The Light
7. Lovers’ Eyes
9. Hopeless Wanderer
10. Broken Crown
11. Below My Feet
12. Not With Haste
Mumford & Sons will continue their Gentlemen of the Road Stopover Shows this Summer in America, and have announced a tour of Australia and New Zealand for later in the year.
Mumford & Sons Live:
1st August – Hoboken, New Jersey SOLD OUT
4th August – Portland, Maine (Gentlemen of the Road Stopover Show with Mumford & Sons + St. Vincent, Dawes, The Maccabees, Apache Relay, Simone Felice, Haim) SOLD OUT
6th August – Providence Performing Arts Centre, Providence, Rhode Island SOLD OUT
7th August – Marvin Sands Performing Arts, Canandaigua, New York
9th August – nTelos Wireless Pavilion, Portsmouth, Virginia
11th August – Bristol, Tennessee (Gentlemen of the Road Stopover Show with Mumford & Sons + Dawes, JEFF The Brotherhood, The Very Best, Apache Relay, Simone Felice, Justin Townes Earl, Haim) SOLD OUT
13th August – Louisville Waterfront Park, Louisville, Kentucky
14th August – The LC Pavilion, Columbus, Ohio SOLD OUT
18th August – Dixon, Illinois (Gentlemen of the Road Stopover Show with Mumford & Sons + Gogol Bordello, Dawes, Abigail Washburn, The Very Best, Apache Relay, Haim) SOLD OUT
20th August – Pinewood Bowl Theatre, Lincoln, Nebraska SOLD OUT
21st August – Gryphon Theatre, Laramie, Wyoming SOLD OUT
22nd August – The Saltair, Magna, Utah
25th August – Monterey, California (Gentlemen of the Road Stopover Show with Mumford & Sons + Gogol Bordello, The Very Best, Apache Relay, Haim) SOLD OUT
28th August – Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Colorado SOLD OUT
29th August – Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Colorado SOLD OUT
1st September – Aspen Jazz Festival, Aspen, Colorado
13th October – Belvoir Amphitheatre, Perth
15th October – Entertainment Centre, Adelaide
17th October – Riverstage, Brisbane
18th October – Entertainment Centre, Sydney
23rd October – Derwent Entertainment Centre, Hobart
25th October – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
26th October – Royal Theatre, Canberra
28th October – Kuranda Amphitheatre, Cairns
29th October – Convention Centre, Townsville
31st October – Convention Centre, Gold Coast
2nd November – Vector Arena, Auckland
4th November – Town Hall, Wellington
6th November – CBS Arena, Christchurch
Update (September 10, 2012): A new, official, live music video recorded at a recent Red Rocks show was just released!