Published on August 16th, 2012 | by Daniel0
You can now watch ‘Mumford & Sons’, Haim and the Maccabees Covering ‘The Weight’
Originally done by the band, ‘The Weight’ is now being covered by ‘Mumford & Sons’. The difference is that they are being supported by Haim and the Maccabees in this project. This performance is part of the band’s US Gentlemen of the Road stopover tour which is already getting rave reviews. The people who attended the show attest to the fact that it was rather rowdy. It is a one-day festival which was held in Portland (Main) on the 4th of August.
There were other bands on the billing including Apache Relay, Simone Felice, Dropkick Murphys, Dawes and St. Vincent. The band is primarily based in London but they are taking the United States by storm. Two more events are planned as part of this series. However they will also attend a number of shows where they are the headline act. For example they are due to play at the Page Park in Dixon (Illinois) on the 18th of August. Here they will be joined by the likes of Dawes, Gogol Bordello, The Very Best, Abigail Washburn, Haim and Apache Relay.
Others shows in the works
‘Mumford & Sons’ will be at the Monterey County Fairgrounds (California) on the 25th of August. Here they will be joined by The Very Best, Gogol Bordello, Two Gallants, Grouplove, Apache Relay and Haim. On the 24th of September they will return to the UK where they are slated to play at the Roundhouse in London as part of the iTunes festival. Meanwhile they are also preparing for the release of the band’s second album titled ‘Babel’. This album is a follow-up to their first album ‘Sigh No More’. It was a very successful debut for the quartet. They are still working with Markus Dravs, the producer who has collaborated with Coldplay and Arcade Fire.
Recently ‘Mumford & Sons’ unveiled a new song called ‘I Will Wait’. When they were asked about the progress they were making on their album, the group said that they were quite close to producing the real deal. They also said that they were quite close to one another and the album was a natural progression which made them very proud of the group dynamics.