FIRST SINGLE ‘GLORIA’ OUT TODAY THE LUMINEERS RETURN WITH 3-CHAPTER ALBUM: III & ANNOUNCE ‘III: THE WORLD TOUR’

FIRST SINGLE ‘GLORIA’ OUT TODAY THE LUMINEERS

After the triumph of their UK and US No.1 record, The Lumineers are back with their third studio album, ‘III’, out on Decca Records on 13th September. The two-time GRAMMY nominated band also release ‘Gloria’, the first single from the album, out today, with the first UK performance on BBC One’s Graham Norton Show tonight.

 

A conceptual album presented across three chapters, ‘III’ is audacious: every note, every syllable, and every moment of silence in between is emotionally charged. The album is darker in tone anything they’ve done before, with each part centering on one main character from a fictitious family known as The Sparks, who span three generations in the album’s storyline. Mixing raw emotional themes with their ear-catching melodies, expressive vocals and trademark acoustic sound, ‘III’ moves masterly in artistic directions not yet travelled by the band.

Written by the two founding members, Wesley Schultz and multi-instrumentalist Jeremiah Fraites, the album sees violinist/vocalist Lauren Jacobson officially joining the band, after playing on their previous two albums. Lauren completes the touring lineup that includes pianist Stelth Ulvang, bassist/backing vocalist Byron Isaacs and multi-instrumentalist Brandon Miller.

The Lumineers have also supported icons and their musical heroes on the road, including Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers at British Summer Time Festival in London’s Hyde Park in 2017. This year, the band will tour across the US and Europe, with nights at three UK arenas including a date at London’s O2 Arena.

Regarding the new album, Fraites says, “This collection of songs worked out in a beautiful way, and I feel with this album we’ve really hit our stride.”

Tonight, The Lumineers will be guests on BBC One’s Graham Norton Show performing their brand new single ‘Gloria’

Tour dates:

May 19                              Hangout Musical Festival             Gulf Shores AL
June 2                                Radio 104.5 Birthday Show         Camden, NJ
June 15                              101 WKQX Piqniq                          Chicago, IL

June 16                              Bonnaroo Music Festival              Manchester, TN
June 22                              Alt 92.3 Summer Open                 New York, NY
June 29                              Tinderbox                                       Odense, Denmark
July 19-21                         Splendour in the Grass                 New South Wales, Australia

July 26                               Fuji Rock Festival                           Niigata, Japan
August 2                            Osheaga Festival                            Montreal, QC

August 7                            The Mission Ballroom                  Denver, CO
August 9-11                      Outside Lands                                San Francisco, CA

August 16                         Woodstock Music & Arts             Watkins Glen, NY

September 21                  Sea.Hear.Now. Festival                Asbury Park, NJ

November 1                     Campo Pequeno                            Lisbon, Portugal

November 2                     WiZink Center                                Madrid, Spain

November 4                     Alcatraz                                           Milan, Italy

November 6                     Halle 622                                         Zurich, Switzerland

November 7                     Zenith                                              Munich, Germany

November 9                     Gasometer                                     Vienna, Austria

November 10                   Forum Karlin                                  Prague, Czech Republic

November 13                   Sporthalle                                       Hamburg, Germany

November 14                   Verti Music Hall                             Berlin, Germany

November 16                   Ancienne Belgique                        Brussels, Belgium

November 18                   TivoliVredenburg                          Utrecht, Netherlands

November 19                   Palladium                                        Cologne, Germany

November 20                   Le Zénith                                         Paris, France

November 22                   The SSE Hydro                               Glasgow, UK

November 24                   Manchester Arena                        Manchester, UK

November 27                   The O2                                             London, UK

November 29                   3Arena                                            Dublin, Ireland