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Mumford and Sons Whiskey, New Album in the Works

July 31, 2013 by Allison

Music News

Though Mumford and Sons is best known for producing GRAMMY-winning hits, the group may soon be recognized for something a little unexpected—whiskey. The folk rock quartet, which recently headlined the legendary Glastonbury Festival in England, revealed to the U.K. tabloid, The Sun, potential plans for creating the group’s own brand of whiskey in the near future.

If the English group did decide to go down the whiskey route, they’ll have to get started soon, because the bluegrass-associated booze has to age for at least three years before it can be consumed. The process could potentially intercede with the other big announcement of taking the rest of 2013 off to begin work on a third studio album.

For now, fans can fulfill their fix with remaining Mumford and Sons tour dates that will extend through September. After the band’s headlining appearance at Chicago’s famed Lollapalooza on Aug. 3, the group will embark on the brief Full English Tour, which will consist of nine shows beginning in Toronto on Aug. 26.

Last, but certainly not least, the Gentlemen of the Road Stopover dates are still ahead as well. Launched in 2012, Mumford and Sons has described the event as a “global series of events in small cities and towns around the world.” Each stopover highlights the best features of the obscure, yet unique towns, and the artists chosen to perform accentuate its characteristics.

For 2013, the North American sites will include Simcoe, Ontario. (Aug. 23-24), Troy, Ohio (Aug. 30-31), Guthrie, Okla. (Sept. 6-7), and St. Augustine, Fla. (Sept. 13-14). Mumford will be co-headlining the stopovers with various artists including Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Vampire Weekend, Alabama Shakes, and fun.

In addition to Mumford, fans who attended Glastonbury got a sneak peak at some of the traveling stopover acts, who helped close out the show in memorable fashion in the video below.

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