EDMONTON, AB OCTOBER 19, 2016 –The Lumineers announced earlier this month during their performance on Jimmy Kimmel that they’ll be embarking on their first ever North American arena tour in 2017. This news came just days after the act performed at the esteemed Americana Music Awards, and on the coattails of a current sold-out North American leg of the Cleopatra World Tour, that included shows at famed venues such as Hollywood Bowl, two nights at Greek Theater in Berkeley, two nights at Red Rocks in Denver, and two nights at the Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville. The Cleopatra World Tour will be produced and promoted by AEG Live & Messina Touring Group (MTG) and includes a stop at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York City on February 2nd, which sold-out during its first day on-sale on Saturday, October 1st.
Internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and songwriter, Andrew Bird and Icelandic band, Kaleo with #1 hit “Way Down We Go”, will join The Lumineers as direct support on select dates. In addition the band welcomes Margaret Glaspy and Susto as openers on select dates. For more information please visit www.TheLumineers.com
The Lumineers are touring to support their sophomore effort, Cleopatra, which has garnered critical acclaim and whose singles so far have raced up the Triple A and Alternative Charts.
‘Cleopatra’, the band’s second single from their new album, has already gone top 5 at the Triple A format following in the footsteps of hit single ‘Ophelia.’ ‘Ophelia’ has also since debuted on the Hot AC chart, following its record 13 week No. 1 run at Triple A (2nd most played single ever at the format) and four weeks No. 1 at Alternative. It was the band’s third single at Alternative to go No. 1. To date, Ophelia is also the most played song in 2016 at the Triple A and Alternative formats.
Cleopatra is the first No. 1 Billboard charting album from an indie label this year (Dualtone, an Entertainment One Company), and is a major hit overseas with the album ringing up No. 1 sales in the UK, Canada, and South Africa to go along with the US top rank.
The Cleopatra World tour will continue into 2017 where they will be hitting major North American arenas. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, October 28th at 10am. For more information on how to join The Lumineers fan club, and additional tour date and on-sale information, please visit www.TheLumineers.com.