After the triumph of their UK and US No.1 record, The Lumineers are back with their third studio album, III, out on Decca Records on 13 September. The two-time Grammy-nominated band also release ‘Gloria’, the first single from the album, today, with the first UK performance on BBC One’s Graham Norton Show tonight, Friday, 5 April. You can hear the track below.
A conceptual album presented across three chapters, III is described as “darker in tone than anything The Lumineers done before, with each part centering on one main character from a fictitious family known as The Sparks, who span three generations in the album’s storyline.”
Written by the band’s founding members, Wesley Schultz and multi-instrumentalist Jeremiah Fraites, the album sees violinist/vocalist Lauren Jacobson officially joining the band, after playing on their previous two albums. Lauren completes the touring line-up that includes pianist Stelth Ulvang, bassist/backing vocalist Byron Isaacs and multi-instrumentalist Brandon Miller.
The Lumineers’ self-titled 2012 debut album broke into the Top 10 of the UK Official Album Charts and was certified triple-platinum in 2018. Their second album, Cleopatra, released in 2016, was certified platinum and hit No.1 in both the UK Official Album Charts and No.1 on the Billboard Top 200 in its week of release.
The band has sold out tours across the world, selling over 300,000 tickets on 2017’s ‘Cleopatra World Tour’ which ended with 27 sold out arena shows. Their discography has racked up a total of 4.2 billion streams and 4.6 million album sales worldwide
Regarding the new album, Fraites says, “This collection of songs worked out in a beautiful way, and I feel with this album we’ve really hit our stride.”
The Lumineers play the following tour dates:
May 19: Hangout Musical Festival, Gulf Shores AL
June 2: Radio 104.5 Birthday Show, Camden, NJ
June 15: 101 WKQX Piqniq, Chicago, IL
June 16: Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester, TN
June 22: Alt 92.3 Summer Open, New York, NY
June 29: Tinderbox, Odense, Denmark
July 19-21: Splendour in the Grass, New South Wales, Australia
July 27: Fuji Rock Festival, Niigata, Japan
August 2: Osheaga Festival, Montreal, QC
August 7: The Mission Ballroom, Denver, CO
August 9-11: Outside Lands, San Francisco, CA
August 16: Woodstock Music & Arts, Watkins Glen, NY
September 21: Sea.Hear.Now. Festival, Asbury Park, NJ
November 1: Campo Pequeno, Lisbon, Portugal
November 2: WiZink Center, Madrid, Spain
November 4: Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
November 6: Halle 622, Zurich, Switzerland
November 7: Zenith, Munich, Germany
November 9: Gasometer, Vienna, Austria
November 10: Forum Karlin, Prague, Czech Republic
November 13: Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany
November 14: Verti Music Hall, Berlin, Germany
November 16: Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
November 18: TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands
November 19: Palladium, Cologne, Germany
November 20: Le Zénith, Paris, France
November 22: The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, UK
November 24: Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK
November 27: The O2, London, UK
November 29: 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland.
III is out on 13 September and can be pre-ordered here.