Marcus Mumford and the band, who are currently on the road in support of their latest album ‘Delta‘, were performing in Trent Reznor‘s home-city of Cleveland last night (March 9). During the gig at Quicken Loans Arena, the group offered up a rendition of Nine Inch Nails’ 1995 classic, ‘Hurt’.
As Mumford delivered its opening lines, the crowd welcomed the cover with cheers and applause. Beginning as a delicate ballad, Mumford & Sons’ version built to a climax of pounding piano chords and an anthemic guitar line.
NIN’s single, which was covered by Johnny Cash in 2002, featured on the band’s second album, ‘The Downward Spiral’. The LP’s 25th anniversary was this Friday (March 8).
Meanwhile, Mumford & Sons have recently been announced as the final headliners of All Points East 2019. Supporting the band at London’s Victoria Park on June 1 will be the likes of Dizzee Rascal, Leon Bridges, and The Vaccines.
Last month, the band surprised played a tiny surprise show at The World’s End pub in London. “We haven’t played a pub in a while,” Marcus Mumford told the 150 attendees. “This all feels a bit out of our comfort zone…”
Mumford & Sons will release the ‘Delta Acoustic Sessions’ vinyl for this year’s Record Store Day, which takes place on Saturday April 13.