Mumford and Sons in studio after string of cancelled dates

Mumford and Sons cancelled tour at the beginning of April has made way for studio time, it has been revealed.

The tour, which was scheduled to run from 4th to 8th April, taking in five shows in Glasgow, Nottingham, Manchester, Bristol and London was postponed in March due to ‘unforseen circumstances’. Writing on their myspace on 5th April the foursome announced that they were holed up in a central London studio working hard on their first long player.

The band have been hit by a string of bad luck in the past month or so. Frontman Marcus Johnston and double bass-player Ted Dwane were struck by illness at the beginning of March, forcing them to cancel a gig in Kingston, London on the 5th where they were scheduled to be playing with Cherbourg, Alessi, Peggy Sue and Pete Roe. 

On March 17th the band announced that they would be cancelling their April dates and instead heading out on tour with the Maccabees at the end of April.

A couple of days later, Mumford and Sons keyboard-player Ben Lovett was forced to miss the band’s SXSW appearance when a peanut allergy stopped him from boarding the plane. Marcus told “We were delayed 10 hours at La Guardia airport and then Ben couldn’t get on the plane. He’s so allergic to peanuts that if a plane even serves them, he can’t get on because the fumes can get into the air ducts and kill him.”

Let’s hope the jinx is lifted before the Maccabees tour. Dates are as follows:

30th April – Northampton Roadmenders (with The Maccabees)
1st May – Edinburgh Studio 24 (with The Maccabees)
2nd May – Leeds Met (with The Maccabees)
4th May – Bristol Thekla (with The Maccabees)
5th May – Electric Ballroom (with The Maccabees)
6th May – Nottingham Rescue Rooms (with The Maccabees)
7th May – Norwich Waterfront (with The Maccabees)
9th May – Manchester Academy 2 (with The Maccabees)
10th May – Birmingham Academy 2 (with The Maccabees)
12th May – Cardiff Point (with The Maccabees)
13th May – Southampton University (with The Maccabees)
16th September – London Scala (Headline Show)

Words: Lynn Roberts