Gang of Youths to open for Mumford & Sons on 2019 European tour

Huge announcement early today: Gang of Youths will do a European tour this spring as the opening act for Mumford & Sons on their Delta Tour 2019.

Together, they’ll play 16 shows in 12 countries in just under a month’s time. The first show happens April 25 in Lisbon, and the tour comes to an end May 21 in Stockholm.

Tickets

Tickets for some shows are already sold out; others are still available — check the Mumford & Sons tour page for details.

Itinerary Details

The Delta Tour itinerary takes GOY right up to their scheduled festival appearances in the U.S. over Memorial Day weekend. In fact, it creates a conflict with a previously announced appearance at the Hangout Festival in Alabama. That event is scheduled for May 17-19, but Gang of Youths is now booked each of those nights with shows in Copenhagen, Gothenburg and Oslo, respectively. So it seems pretty obvious that the Hangout Festival won’t be happening for GOY.

When they tour with Mumford & Sons, Gang of Youths will be visiting five countries for the first time: Portugal, Italy, Austria, Luxembourg and Sweden. They’ll be making only their second appearances in Norway, Switzerland and Denmark.

The tour is playing mid-sized and large arenas, with capacities ranging from ~6,000 to ~18,000.

Mumford & Sons vs. Foo Fighters

With several of these shows already sold out, Mumford & Sons obviously has a solid base of fans in Europe, so this could be a comparable level of exposure to last fall when Gang of Youths opened for the Foo Fighters in the U.S. That was only seven shows; this Mumford & Sons opening slot covers 16 shows.

GOY made a lot of new fans on that Foo Fighters tour. Here’s hoping something similar happens in Europe this spring.

Gang of Youths announces April 3 London show

Gang of Youths has announced its first UK show of 2019 — a headlining gig on April 3 at Islington Assembly Hall in London.

Tickets will go on sale at 9:00 am local time (London) this Friday, February 8. Capacity for the venue is listed as 800-900, so this should be a sellout. Get your tickets early if you’re going!

At the moment, this new show is the only non-festival gig remaining on GOY’s 2019 live schedule. They have three more Laneway shows coming this week in Australia, then six more festival appearances in the U.S. and Europe between May and August. You can see all upcoming Gang of Youths concerts here on Deepest Sighs.

New “Let Me Down Easy” video

Today’s gig announcement included the release of a new live video for “Let Me Down Easy” that went out via Radio X and the band’s Facebook Page.

It sure looks like the video was done on November 24 last year at the A More Perfect Union festival in Brisbane. (All the band’s clothing matches, plus the stage lighting, etc. We checked. We’re nerds like that.) As Forum member Solipsism Baby points out, there are some clothing changes throughout the video so it must come from several shows edited together.

Triple J to air Gang of Youths’ Laneway Brisbane set

Good news for fans who don’t have Laneway Festival tickets: Triple J is going to air GOY’s set from the Brisbane festival!

BUT … it’s not going to air until Sunday.

The band is due to be on stage at 10:40 pm Saturday, and Triple J is going to live broadcast about a dozen artists throughout the day Saturday … but Gang of Youths’ set won’t air until Sunday at 5:00 pm. So mark your calendars or whatever you do these days. (“Alexa, remind me…”?)

Double good news for those of us outside Australia: Triple J streams online, so unless there’s some kind of territorial restriction in place, we’ll be able to make this a worldwide listening party. Let’s goooooooooo!

(Photo by Sonia via Creative Commons.)