Indie folk heroes Mumford & Sons announced their Summer Stampede 2013 tour on Monday, and the subtitle of the tour is telling, especially for Coloradans: “Calgary > Telluride.”
Yes, we knew the U.K. group was again headlining the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, one of its favorite annual events. But another date was announced on Monday that will be of interest to Mumford fans in Colorado.
The band will play Kit Carson Park in Taos, N.M., on June 6, two weeks before headlining Telluride on June 20. But why is an out-of-state date newsworthy to Colorado fans? One, because Telluride is sold out, and Taos hasn’t gone on sale yet. Two, it’s a shorter drive to Taos than it is to Telluride for many in the state.
Telluride might be a prettier drive, but the trek to Taos isn’t so bad; And at 285 miles, the Denver-Taos trek is simpler than the 330 miles of the Denver-Telluride road trip.
The Taos date will have Michael Kiwanuka and Mystery Jets opening for Mumford & Sons. And GA tickets, $50 apiece, will be offered via an unusual means; An “invitation onsale” started Monday atinvitation.mumfordandsons.com, allowing fans to register for tickets. The general onsale starts at 10 a.m. April 5 via Ticketmaster.