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

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The Lumineers just announced the release of their sophomore album Cleopatra via Dualtone, an Entertainment One company, on April 8th. The first leg of their world tour will launch on April 14th in the UK. Their first single, “Ophelia”, can be heard below.

Cleopatra comes four years after the band’s multi-Grammy-nominated, self-titled debut – which spent 46 weeks on the Billboard 200 and peaked at #2. The new album is produced by Simone Felice (The Felice Brothers, The Avett Brothers), at Clubhouse, a recording studio in rural Rhinebeck, N.Y., near 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,” singer Wesley Schultz has explained. The members of the band contributed to the lyrical ideas while collaborating on the music with their drummer Jeremiah Fraites, who takes on a variety of instruments such as guitar, piano and 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.”

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

-Brenda Hillegas

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