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Mumford & Sons announce special tour

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 – Mumford & Sons announced the 2013 series of Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers in the U.K., U.S and Canada this summer.

The outdoor events will take place in unique locations across the U.S. and Canada following a stop in England and will feature Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, The Alabama Shakes, fun., The Vaccines and others.

This year's host towns include Simcoe, Ontario, Canada; Troy, Ohio; Guthrie, Okla. and St. Augustine, Fla. along with one stop in England and one in Australia.

This year, the Stopovers are expanding to a Friday night concert followed by an all-day Saturday event. Mumford & Sons will headline the Saturday show, alongside artists curated by the band themselves. A series of smaller events involving local businesses, venues and local people will happen in and around the town.

The band said in a statement, "The Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers are all about live music. We get to put them on in towns not normally frequented by touring bands in busses or splitter vans. We deliberately look for towns that have something unique or some vibe of which they are proud, explore them and enjoy what they have to offer."

Shows are:

Lewes, UK
July 19 - Vampire Weekend
July 20 - Mumford & Sons
With following guests to join over the weekend: The Vaccines, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Mystery Jets, Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit, Very Best Sound System plus more to be announced

Simcoe, Ontario
Aug. 23 - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Aug. 24 - Mumford & Sons
With following guests: Old Crow Medicine Show, The Vaccines, Hey Rosetta!, Dan Mangan, Willy Mason, Bear's Den plus more to be announced

Troy, Ohio
Aug. 30 - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Aug 31 - Mumford & Sons
With following guests: Old Crow Medicine Show, The Vaccines, Half Moon Run, Those Darlins, Willy Mason, Bear's Den plus more to be announced

Guthrie, Okla.
Sept. 6 - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Sept. 7 - Mumford & Sons With following guests: Alabama Shakes, The Vaccines, Half Moon Run, Those Darlins, Willy Mason, Bear's Den plus more to be announced

St Augustine, Fla.
Sept. 13 - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Sept. 14 - Mumford & Sons
With following guests: fun., The Vaccines, Half Moon Run, Those Darlins, Willy Mason, Bear's Den plus more to be announced

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