Mumford & Sons have released a new video for their latest single, ‘Guiding Light.’
The band performed an impromptu live set with the help of a selection of their fans and passers by who stopped to view the event next to the River Thames.
A group of 100 fans were randomly selected and invited to take part in the video and meet the band. After some brief rehearsals, the fans and the band travelled to the Southbank to film a live performance; the fans sang the chorus.
You can watch the video here:
Once the video was recorded, the band performed an impromptu set in front of fans and passers by who had gathered to see the event.
The band also recently debuted the single in the US on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. You can watch the performance here:
Speaking about the new album, Winston Marshall said: “I think at the beginning [of recording the album] we kind of fell back in love with the old instruments we didn’t play on ‘Wilder Mind’ like the acoustic stuff and the more folky instruments but [we were] conscious [about] how we can make these instruments sound not like these instruments which opened up a whole new world for us…”
Frontman Marcus Mumford added: “On this record it’s felt like there have been no boundaries creatively.”
The band will play a UK and Ireland tour starting next month and you can buy tickets for the gigs here.
The tour is the most ambitious the band have undertaken as over 800,000 tickets are sold for dates around the world. After the UK and Ireland part of the tour has ended, the band will travel to the US and Canada before heading to Australia and New Zealand.
The band will then head back to the US before concluding with sixteen further dates across Europe. They will reportedly perform on a new “groundbreaking stage right across the middle of the room”.
The full UK dates are listed below.
Mumford & Sons UK Tour Dates
16 November – Dublin, 3 Arena
18 November – Belfast, SSE Arena
20 November – Glasgow, SSE Hydro
21 November – Manchester, Manchester Arena
23 November – Birmingham, Genting Arena
24 November – Sheffield, Fly DSA Arena
25 November – Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
27 November – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
28 November – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
29 November – London, O2 Arena
1 December – Leeds, First Direct Arena
2 December – Liverpool, Echo Arena