Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Mumford and Sons tickets on sale Friday

WHO: Mumford & Sons with St. Vincent, Dawes, The Maccabees, Apache Relay, Simone Felice and Haim
WHEN: 2 p.m. Aug. 4
WHERE: Eastern Promenade, Portland
HOW MUCH: $69; A limited number of $59 tickets will be available first-come, first served; On sale at 10 a.m. Friday

- PressHerald:

Winston Marshall says it's a "disgrace" that his band – acclaimed British folk rockers Mumford & Sons – haven't played Maine yet.

That's partially why he and his band mates have picked Portland as one of just four U.S. sites for the band's "Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers" tour this summer. The Aug. 4 outdoor show on Portland's Eastern Promenade was announced by the band Tuesday and tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, only at

Hundreds of places across the country were considered by the band. But Marshall said Portland was one of the few picked because of its setting on the ocean, its vibrant arts and music scene, and the fact that the guys in Mumford & Sons had never been here before.