American folk rock band The Lumineers is returning to South Africa in April 2017. The band will perform in Johannesburg at the TicketPro Dome on Friday 28 April 2017 at 7pm.
Presented by 5FM and Channel 24, The Lumineers in Johannesburg forms part of the band’s successful Cleopatra World Tour.
Made up of Wesley Schultz (lead vocals, guitar), Jeremiah Fraites (drums and percussion) and cellist and vocalist Neyla Pakarek, the popular folk band is based in Colorado, United States.
They will be gracing South African stages in April and performing their hit songs. Their follow-up album “Cleopatra” has been an international hit album that has charted at the top of the Billboard Top 200.
The band’s successful run follows their arrival on the scene with their smash international hit “Ho Hey,” which earned them a Billboard nomination in 2013 for Top Rock Song. In the same year The Lumineers were nominated at the Grammy Awards for Best New Artist.
With a unique sound, The Lumineers’ folk sound has received comparisons to Mumford & Sons.
The band also cites a diverse range of influences including Bob Dylan, Beethoven, Talking Heads, Guns N’ Roses, Bruce Springsteen as well as “cinematic music and anything strange and weird”.
The band was last here in 2014 and blew South African crowds away with their delicate yet updated folk-rock sound. Fans had to wait four years for the band to follow-up their self-titled platinum-selling debut album- which spent 46 weeks on the Billboard 200 and peaked at number 2.
The band is excited to be back on the road and to “connect with the new record and have people connect with it”.