The Lumineers Announce New Album, World Tour

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The Lumineers, the leviathanic folk-pop band that catapulted to prominence with the smash tune “Ho Hey,” will release their sophomore album Cleopatra on April 8.

The album, which was produced by Simone Felice, will be released on Dualtone Records. You can hear lead single “Ophelia” below.

“We took the same approach this time as we did with the first album, recording demos in a small house we rented in the original Denver neighborhood where we first moved,” said lead singer and guitarist Wesley Schultz. “The record is our greatest hits reflecting what’s happened to us over the last three years. We tried to come up with the best possible version of every song, so we recorded a lot of different iterations, changing the tempos, dressing ’em up, stripping ’em down. It took a lot of work to make them sound so easy. We’re very passionate about the process. It was a very intense and beautiful experience. There was a lot of battling, a lot of tears, but some amazing stuff came out, and at the end, we were much better off.  It transformed our relationship.”

The band also revealed dates for the first leg of its world tour (see below),  which kicks off in the U.K. in mid-April.

The Lumineers
Cleopatra World Tour 2016

14 Apr Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy
15 Apr Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands
18 Apr Dublin, Ireland @ Olympia Theatre
19 Apr Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
23 Apr London, UK @ O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
27 Apr Paris, France @ Le Trianon
28 Apr Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique
29 Apr Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg
2 May Cologne, Germany @ E-Werk
4 May Hamburg, Germany @ Gross Freiheit 36
6 May Berlin, Germany @ Admiralspalast
8 May Stockholm, Sweden @ Berns
9 May Oslo, Norway @ Rockefeller
10 May Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega
21 May Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
22 May Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory
25 May Salt Lake City, UT @ Red Butte Garden
27 May San Diego, CA @ CalCoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
28 May Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
29 May Napa Valley @ Bottle Rock Festival
31 May Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1 Jun Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theatre
3 Jun Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Amphitheater
7 Jun Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
10 Jun Kansas City, MO @ KC Live! @ Power & Light District
11 Jun Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre
12 Jun St. Louis, MI @ Peabody Opera House
14 Jun St. Paul, MN @ Myth
15 Jun Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
19 Jun Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theater
20 July Gardone Riviera, Italy @ Anfiteatro Del Vittoriale
21 July Sesto al Reghena, Italy @ Sexto ‘NPlugged

Track list for Cleopatra:
1. Sleep On The Floor
2. Ophelia
3. Cleopatra
4. Gun Song
5. Angela
6. In The Light
7. Gale Song
8. Long Way From Home
9. Sick In The Head
10. My Eyes
11. Patience

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