The latest English musical invader to catch fire in the United States isn't filling venues with electric guitars, but with banjos, mandolins, acoustic guitars, and a stand-up bass. Mumford & Sons has been waging a head-on assault on indie rock radio since their debut release, Sigh No More, hit stateside. Released two year ago, the West London-based quartet's 12-song album is still picking up steam. Meshing folk and bluegrass with epic song structures, Mumford & Sons has topped the Irish and Australian album charts, as well as, the US Digital Albums chart. The band's fast-paced folk music gets audiences bouncing from the moment they step on stage to their final encore.
Akin to their penchant for old-timey Americana music, Mumford & Sons is utilizing a vintage mode of transportation for their latest US tour. Joined by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show, the UK band embarked on a Railroad Revival Tour of American cities this spring. Traveling by train for a week, the band rolled from Oakland to New Orleans by train. The Marcus Mumford-led group will also be stopping off at a number of US festivals in the coming months, including Bonnaroo, Wakrusa, and Telluride. American fans can also buy 2011 Mumford & Sons tickets for shows in US cities like St. Louis, Columbia, Atlanta, Asheville, Denver, and Kansas City. With so many US dates already in the books for the band, it's safe to say America will see more than their fair share of the Londoners this summer.