Just last week, we revealed the news that indie folk rock trio The Lumineers are returning to Nashville for a performance at Ascend Amphitheater on Sept. 20! The event will help kick off the 17th annual Americana Music Festival & Conference, which will take over downtown Nashville from Sept. 20-25. The group, who are set to drop their highly-anticipated sophomore album Cleopatra on April 8, will also be joined by a special guest to be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets go on sale on Friday, April 8 at 10 a.m. CDT for just $25.50-$49.50, with a pre-sale starting on Thursday April 7 at 10 a.m. (Password: Ophelia). But, why not snag some for free? Click below for your chance to win tickets and for more info on this awesome lineup.
Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites formed The Lumineers shortly after Fraites’ brother unexpectedly died from a drug overdose in 2002. They dealt with the loss by writing songs together and playing gigs across New York City under various monikers. Eventually, they settled on their current name after they were mistakenly announced as “The Lumineers” during an open-mic night in New Jersey. In search of a new scene after struggling to make it in the Big Apple, they moved to Denver in 2009, where they met cellist and current member Neyla Pekarek. Three years later, they headed to Seattle and recorded what would become their breakthrough self-titled album, which would change their lives forever.
When their first single “Ho Hey” was featured in an episode of the CW’s Hart of Dixie, the internet exploded with interest over the song. After earning praise and lots of airplay from NPR and independent radio stations, the track became a massive hit. They unintentionally helped to usher in a new era of interest in throwback folk music, which was also being supported by bands like Mumford and Sons and the Avett Brothers. The group’s followup singles “Stubborn Love” and “Submarines” also charted well, and signaled that they were much more than just a one-hit-wonder.
Now, the beloved trio are back with a brand new album, Cleopatra, due out on April 8. Lead single “Ophelia” has the same energy and vibe as their first hit, but also shows a maturity and evolution that many fans were hoping for. Click below to check it out, and make sure you are at Ascend Amphitheater to experience their joyful and inspired live set, the group’s first in Nashville since 2013.
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The Luminers will perform September 20 at Ascend Amphitheater. The show is all ages, begins at 7 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m.), and tickets are available for $25.50 – $49.50.