The Lumineers are happy to share their moving music video for second single, “Cleopatra,” off hit second album of the same name, which tells the story of a woman named Manana from the Republic of Georgia.
Directed by Isaac Ravishankara (Ellie Goulding, Hozier, Phantogram) the video for “Cleopatra” is the first of a series that tells the story of the album with the same name. To be presented in reverse-chronological order, we begin with Cleo as a divorced taxi driver – age 55. The video follows her through a day in her life as she gives rides to various passengers. With all the people she sees throughout the day, she can’t help but see herself in their lives… especially the last passenger she picks up – her son, having just returned home.
The Lumineers appear in the video at 1:26 as Cleopatra sees them heading out of town at the airport. She knows she’s seen them before somewhere, or maybe just that she’ll see them again somewhere down the road.
“Cleopatra was the bedrock of the album,” Wesley says of the tune. The singer and his wife came to know her through a friend. “She drives taxis and is this badass lady – she’ll pick you up at the airport with a cigarette hanging out her mouth and a beer can between her legs,” he says. You can check out the emotional video for ‘Cleopatra,’ here.
Second single ‘Cleopatra’ has quickly gone to top 25 at AAA format following in the footsteps of hit single ‘Ophelia.’ ‘Ophelia’ has also since debuted on the Hot AC chart, following its record 13 week No. 1 run at AAA and four weeks No. 1 at Alternative. It was the band’s third single at Alternative to go No. 1.
Cleopatra is the first No. 1 Billboard charting album from an indie label this year (Dualtone, an Entertainment One Company), and is a major hit overseas with the album ringing up No. 1 sales in the UK, Canada, and South Africa to go along with the US top rank.
The band continues to sell plenty of albums and this week Cleopatra hits another milestone, joining Soundscan’s Top 10 rank of best selling Vinyl records of 2016 alongside Adele, David Bowie, the Beatles and Miles Davis, among others.
The Cleopatra World Tour kicked off its first leg of US dates to rave reviews, with The Dallas Morning News raving, “It’s not unusual to hear fans singing along at concerts, but it’s a little more rare when a sold-out crowd can recite every song in a set.” The group has added several more North American tour dates, concluding with a show at the famed Hollywood Bowl venue in Los Angeles, California! Please see a full list of tour dates below.
The Lumineers Live
Saturday, July 9, 2016 Ottawa, CN @Ottawa Blues Fest
Thursday, July 14, 2016 Berne, SUI @ Gurtenfestival
Friday, July 15, 2016 Dublin, IL @ Longitude Festival
Sunday, July 17, 2016 Suffolk, United Kingdom @ Latitude Festival
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 Nyon, SUI @ Paleo Festival**
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 Gardone Riviera, IT @ Anfiteatro Del Vittoreale**
Thursday, July 21, 2016 Sesto Al Reghena, IT @ Sexto ‘Nplugged
Thursday, July 28, 2016 Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre**
Friday, July 29, 2016 Montreal, QC @ Oshaega Festival
Saturday, July 30, 2016 Cooperstown, NY @ Ommegang Brewery**
Sunday, July 31, 2016 Burlington, VT @ Lake Champlain Maritime Festival **
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 Brooklyn, NY @ BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! **
Friday, August 5, 2016 Portland, ME @ Thompson’s Point**
Saturday, August 6, 2016 Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summerstage **
Sunday, August 7, 2016 Wappingers Falls, NY @ Speed Of Sound Festival
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 Budapest, HU @ Sziget Festival
Thursday, August 18, 2016 St. Poelten, AT @ Frequency Festival
Friday, August 19, 2016 Hasselt, BG @ Pukkelpop
Saturday, August 20, 2016 Trondheim, NO @ Pstereo Festival**
Saturday, September 3, 2016 Calgary, CN @ X-Fest
Sunday, September 4, 2016 Edmonton, CN @ Sonic Boom
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion**
Thursday, September 8, 2016 Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion**
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Charlottesville, VA @ nTelos Wireless Pavilion
Thursday, September 15, 2016 Cary, NC @ Koka Booth Amphitheater
Friday, September 16, 2016 Richmond, VA @ Classic Amphitheatre
Saturday, September 17, 2016 Charleston, SC @ Volvo Cars Stadium
Sunday, September 18, 2016 Atlanta, GA @ Music Midtown Festival
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater **
Thursday, September 22, 2016 Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater**
Friday, September 23, 2016 Louisville, KY @ Waterfront Park
Saturday, September 24, 2016 Rochester Hills, MI @ Meadow Brook**
Sunday, September 25, 2016 Las Vegas, NV @ Life Is Beautiful
Thursday, September 29, 2016 Austin, TX @ Austin 360 Amphitheater
Friday, September 30, 2016 Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheatre
Saturday, October 1, 2016 Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theater
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
Thursday, October 6, 2016 Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre**
Friday, October 7, 2016 Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre