Mumford and Sons paid tribute to Jimi Hendrix and author John Steinbeck on the Monterey leg of their Gentlemen of the Road Stopover tour this weekend (August 25).
The band were playing the Monterey County Fairgrounds in California, where Jimi Hendrix torched his guitar and smashed it repeatedly to the stage at the Monterey Pop Festival in the summer of 1967. The town was also immortalised by The Grapes Of Wrath author Steinbeck who immortalised the town in his 1945 novel Cannery Row.
Singer Marcus Mumford telling the crowd: “There’re two guys who hold up this amazing place. We couldn’t have picked a better city on the West Coast for our final Stopover.”
Mumford And Sons played:
‘Little Lion Man’
‘Roll Away Your Stone’
‘White Blank Page’
‘Below My Feet’
‘I Will Wait’
‘Lover of the Light’
‘Thistle & Weeds’
‘Ghosts That We Knew’
‘Awake My Soul’
‘Dust Bowl Dance’
Mumford And Sons have curated the tour themselves, picking artists including Gogol Bordello, Two Gallants, Grouplove, The Very Best, Apache Relay, Haim and Slow Club to support them playing in towns and cities often neglected by bands.
The Stopovers, which kicked off in Huddersfield in June, will head to the Australian country town of Dungog, New South Wales on October 20.
The band’s second album ‘Babel’ is set for release on September 24.