The Lumineers to get Saturday Night Live bump, more Mumford & Sons comparisons
Photo by Scarlet Page
Ever since the Lumineers' hit song "Ho Hey" started showing up on airwaves in late December 2011, it's like you can't go anywhere without hearing it being blasted from somebody's headphones or store speakers. Locally, you can hear this juggernaut song on the Current, Cities 97, and KDWB, and probably more. But hey (ho), that's what happens when it's The Greatest Song Anyone Could Possibly Write This Millenium.
The nation is abuzz this week with the news that
Mumford and Sons the Lumineers will be taking the spotlight as the musical guests on Saturday Night Live on January 19. We're sure they're going to talk about their Grammy noms and what it feels like to have their first musical offering as a group go up against the more established likes of the Avett Brothers and Mumfy themselves for Best Americana Album and Frank Ocean for Best New Artist. Whatever, Lumineers all the way!
Their music is like a light in a dark tunnel. Or a really weird game of Marco Polo. Seriously, you've noticed:
(Ho!) I've been trying to do it right
(Hey!) I've been living a lonely life
(Ho!) I've been sleeping here instead
(Hey!) I've been sleeping in my bed,
(Ho!) sleeping in my bed
Here's the Lumineers at Basilica Block Party 2012.
Photo by Erik Hess
Anyway, while you're busy biting your nails for the Lumineers' big SNL debut, you can check out the inspirational vid the gang did for the song. It's the kind of thing that makes you wish you could pull off the whole rustic suspenders-with-white-tee-and-country-hat look.
Unfortunately, for fans in the Twin Cities, television is the closest anyone will be able to get to the luminescent Lumineers -- unless you were already hip to them last summer when they were here for the Basilica Block Party.
The band has been so busy selling, like, millions of copies of their song (2.4 million and counting, to be exact) that they haven't had time to plan out extended tour dates in arenas around the country--dates which, by the way, sell out instantly, too. Here's what they do have on the books before they head out over the big blue pond for their European tour, in case you feel like going to Boston or something:
January 30 - Washington, DC @ DAR Constitution Hall
January 31 - Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre
February 1 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5
February 2 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5
February 4 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
February 5 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
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