Mumford and Sons set for Limerick gig in March

Alan Owens

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Alan Owens

BRITISH folk band Mumford and Sons are to play a gig in Dolan’s Warehouse in March, the Limerick Leader can reveal.

BRITISH folk band Mumford and Sons are to play a gig in Dolan’s Warehouse in March, the Limerick Leader can reveal.

The band will play in the venue on March 16, one of just four they will play in Ireland, as well as Dublin, Cork and Galway.

Securing such a high-profile gig for the venue is something of a coup for Dolan’s and venue boss Mick Dolan said this Monday that it was “massive”.

“It is great for the city and great for the fans,” said Dolan, paying tribute to the “best fans in the country here in Limerick”.

Securing the services of British folk indie darlings Mumford and Sons comes on the heels of Dolan’s hosting Franz Ferdinand and Editors last year, and the venue believe they can book “even bigger acts” this year.

Mumford and Sons said they were keen to “play some beautiful smaller towns that often get ignored on the more traditional touring routes”.

“We’re focusing on making another album this year so we’ve decided to do a tour where we can get up close with people and road test some new song ideas,” said the band.

“We figured that playing smaller shows would take us back to the beginning of our touring lives again.”

Mumford and Sons formed in 2007 and released debut album ‘Sigh No More’ to considerable acclaim in 2009, with the album scooping two Grammy nominations and the 2011 Brit Award for Best British Album recently.

Tickets for the gig will go on sale at 9am this Wednesday morning from Ticketmaster outlets. The Dolan’s gig takes place on March 16 and is expected to sell out immediately. For more see www.dolanspub.com and www.mumfordandsons.com.

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