Mumford and Sons cover Neil Young at private LA gig

Performance was a taping of 'Live from the Artists Den' session

Mumford and Sons covered Neil Young’s ‘Dance Dance Dance’ at a private taping of Live from the Artists Den at the century-old Belasco Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday evening (November 11).

In between sold-out gigs at the Hollywood Bowl, the band appeared onstage shortly after 7:30 pm (PST) and played a more intimate set of 16 songs for the American public television series, which features artists playing invitation-only shows in non-traditional venues throughout North America. The four played their version of the 1971 Crazy Horse album track written by Young and recorded after the runaway success of his solo album ‘After the Gold Rush’. Scroll down and click the video to watch an earlier performance of the cover.

After ‘Ghosts That We Knew’, Marcus Mumford, Ben Lovett, Ted Dwane and Winston Marshall conferred on stage for a moment before Mumford said: “We’re going to play a Neil Young song. We haven’t played it for about a year, but we’ve just discussed it and we’re going to have a bit of a romp.”

Their set also included an unplugged version of ‘Timshel’, for which the band made a deal with the audience — they would not use their microphones if the audience would not use their camera phones. They then stepped beyond the monitors at the front of the stage, playing acoustically inches away from the crowd. They closed their set with ‘Below My Feet’ and a three-song encore, which closed with ‘The Cave’.

Mumford & Sons played the Hollywood Bowl again last night (November 12). Their Artists”> and they return to the UK for a tour beginning at the Princess Theatre in Torquay on November 21.

Mumford & Sons played:

‘Lover’s Eyes’
‘I Will Wait’
‘Roll Away Your Stone’
‘Holland Road’
‘For Those Below’
‘Little Lion Man’
‘Lover of the Light’
‘After the Storm’
‘Awake My Soul’
‘Ghosts That We Knew’
‘Dance Dance Dance’
‘Below My Feet’
‘Where Are You Now?’
‘The Cave’