THE LUMINEERS Announce third studio album, ‘III’ + Dublin 3Arena show

THE LUMINEERS Announce third studio album, ‘III’ + Dublin 3Arena show

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, 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 self-titled 2012 debut album broke into the Top 10 of the UK Official Album Charts and was certified triple-platinum in 2018. Their second album, ‘Cleopatra’, released in 2016, was certified platinum and hit No.1 in both the UK Official Album Charts and No.1 on the Billboard Top 200 in its week of release.

The band has sold out tours across the world, selling over 300,000 tickets on 2017’s ‘Cleopatra World Tour’ which ended with 27 sold out arena shows. Their discography has racked up a total of 4.2 billion streams and 4.6 million album sales worldwide.

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


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