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The Lumineers Announce New Album, World Tour, Share First Track‏

The Lumineers announced today the release of their second album Cleopatra via Dualtone, an Entertainment One company, on April 8th. In addition the Lumineers have announced the first leg of their World tour commencing April 14th in the UK. The band also shares their first single “Ophelia” which can be heard here. It took four years for The Lumineers (Wesley Schultz, Jeremiah Fraites and Neyla Pekarek) to follow up their platinum-plus, multi-Grammy-nominated, self-titled debut – which spent 46 weeks on the Billboard 200 and peaked at #2 — but Cleopatra is well worth the wait.  After exploding onto the scene with their monster single, “Ho Hey” (which spent a staggering 62 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #3) and its follow-up, “Stubborn Love” (recently featured on President Barack Obama’s Spotify playlist), The Lumineers spent a solid three years touring six of the seven continents. During that time, The Lumineers earned a pair of Grammy nominations (Best New Artist, Best Americana Album), contributed two songs to The Hunger Games franchise (including the hit Jennifer Lawrence/James Newton Howard collaboration, “The Hanging Tree”) and sold an impressive 1.7 million albums in the U.S., and 3 million worldwide.

Cleopatra proves the band are neither taking their good fortune for granted, nor sitting back on their laurels.  With the help of producer Simone Felice (The Felice Brothers, The Avett Brothers), the man Wesley calls “our shaman,” the band ensconced themselves in Clubhouse, a recording studio high atop a hill in rural Rhinebeck, N.Y., not far from Woodstock.

“We took the same approach this time as we did with the first album, recording demos in a small house we rented in the original Denver neighborhood where we first moved,” explains Wesley, contributing the lyrical ideas while collaborating on the music with Jer, who tackled a variety of instruments, including guitar, the very prominent piano and trademark tribal drums.

“The record is our greatest hits reflecting what’s happened to us over the last three years,” added Wesley.  “We tried to come up with the best possible version of every song, so we recorded a lot of different iterations, changing the tempos, dressing ’em up, stripping ’em down. It took a lot of work to make them sound so easy. We’re very passionate about the process.  It was a very intense and beautiful experience. There was a lot of battling, a lot of tears, but some amazing stuff came out, and at the end, we were much better off.  It transformed our relationship.”

The Lumineers
Cleopatra World Tour 2016
14 Apr             Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy
15 Apr             Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands
18 Apr             Dublin, Ireland @ Olympia Theatre
19 Apr             Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
23 Apr             London, UK @ O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
27 Apr             Paris, France @ Le Trianon
28 Apr             Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique
29 Apr             Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg
2 May              Cologne, Germany @ E-Werk
4 May              Hamburg, Germany @ Gross Freiheit 36
6 May              Berlin, Germany @ Admiralspalast
8 May              Stockholm, Sweden @ Berns
9 May              Oslo, Norway @ Rockefeller
10 May            Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega
21 May            Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
22 May            Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory
25 May            Salt Lake City, UT @ Red Butte Garden
27 May            San Diego, CA @ CalCoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
28 May            Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
29 May            Napa Valley @ Bottle Rock Festival
31 May            Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1 Jun               Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theatre
3 Jun               Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Amphitheater
7 Jun               Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
10 Jun             Kansas City, MO @ KC Live! @  Power & Light District
11 Jun             Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre
12 Jun             St. Louis, MI @ Peabody Opera House
14 Jun             St. Paul, MN @ Myth
15 Jun             Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
19 Jun             Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theater
20 July            Gardone Riviera, Italy @ Anfiteatro Del Vittoriale
21 July            Sesto al Reghena, Italy @ Sexto ‘NPlugged

Track list for Cleopatra:

1.     Sleep On The Floor

2.     Ophelia

3.     Cleopatra

4.     Gun Song

5.     Angela

6.     In The Light

7.     Gale Song

8.     Long Way From Home

9.     Sick In The Head

10.  My Eyes

11.  Patience

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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