Mumford & Sons’ Ben Lovett Brings Communion To The U.S.

Mumford & Sons at Bonnaroo Which Stage, Saturday June 11 2011.

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When it comes to live music promotion in the UK, Communion, co-founded by Mumford & Sons’ keyboardist Ben Lovett, has made quite the name for itself. Now Lovett’s company has announced that they will begin to promote live music events in the U.S. The first tour will start off strong with a three-day musical festival called “Communion in the Redwoods” in Big Sur, CA.

Although Communion began in the basement of a London bar in 2006, there is only fresh air, open–armed music fans, and a world of opportunity waiting stateside. Along with Kevin Jones and producer Ian Grimble, Ben Lovett established Communion on the ideals that there should always be “a way for people to get together and play music without all the hassle of dealing with money-grabbing venue promoters.”

Putting such a simple idea into action and working with young acts like Noah and the Whale, Laura Marling, and Marcus Foster has caused Communion’s events to be known for their focus on the pure enjoyment of music and the celebration of musicians.

Beginning October 18 and ending November 12, the first U.S. tour will feature Matthew & The Atlas, Lauren Shera and The David Mayfield Parade.

COMMUNION US TOUR DATES:

Featuring Matthew and the Atlas • The David Mayfield Parade • Lauren Shera

October 18 Hotel Cafe Los Angeles, CA

October 20 Swedish American Hall San Francisco, CA

October 21-23 Communion In The Redwoods Big Sur, CA

October 25 The Tractor Tavern Seattle, WA

October 26 Mississippi Studios Portland, OR

October 28 Soiled Dove Denver, CO

October 29 Maintenance Shop @ Iowa State University Ames, IA

October 30 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN

October 31 SPACE Evanston, IL

November 1 Rozz Tox Rock Island, IL

November 3 Blueberry Hill St. Louis, MO

November 4 3rd & Lindsley Nashville, TN

November 5 Smith’s Olde Bar Atlanta, GA

November 6 Lincoln Theater Raleigh, NC

November 8 Jammin’ Java Vienna, VA

November 9 World Café Live Philadelphia, PA

November 10 Mercury Lounge New York, NY

November 11 Higher Ground Showcase Lounge Burlington, VT

November 12 Cafe 939 @ Berklee College of Music Boston, MA

 

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