April 18, 2013 21:05

Mumford & Sons: 'Record sales aren't relevant to us'

Marcus Mumford says that concert ticket sales mean more to the band

Mumford & Sons: 'Record sales aren't relevant to us'

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Mumford & Sons frontman Marcus Mumford has said that their record sales "aren't really that relevant" to the band.

The singer said that gig ticket sales are more important to the Grammy and Brit Award winning group.

Speaking to Absolute Radio, Mumford explained: "We've asked our manager just not to keep us up to date on records [sales]. We know about ticket sales pretty well, because that's what we sort of know and love, record sales aren't really that relevant to us."

Mumford and Sons recently announced details of a headline date at London's Olympic Park on July 6 – their biggest ever headline show.

The outdoor event, which is the first headline show to take place on the renovated London 2012 Olympic Games site, will also feature Vampire Weekend, Ben Howard, Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros, Haim and newcomers Bear's Den, all of whom were handpicked by the band.

Mumford & Sons will also be playing the closing night of Glastonbury Festival before their own huge show takes place. Of this Mumford commented to Absolute Radio: "Glastonbury is this big old juggernaut and its legacy is huge. We're playing the night after the Stones and of course it comes with a different kind of pressure. One that we're up for I think, otherwise we wouldn't have said yes. It's such a big deal for any English band, it is just kind of the biggest deal."

To check the availability of Mumford & Sons tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

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