Gracing our shores early 2016, the Mumford and Sons South Africa tour is already sold out and set to be an unforgettable experience. With an open-air vibe, great music and a sound that is as beautiful as it is unique, fans rushed to buy their Mumford and Sons tickets, which sold out almost as soon as it went on sale.
With shows in Cape Town, Pretoria and Durban, totalling seven performances, Mumford and Sons South Africa tour is a great start to 2016.
About Mumford and Sons
Formed in 2007 in London, Mumford and Sons is a British Rock Band that finds inspiration in country, bluegrass, folk and rock. Consisting of Marcus Mumford (guitarist, singer and drummer), Ted Dwane (bassist and vocalist), Winston Marshall (Dobro player, vocalist and banjo player) and Ben Lovett (keyboardist and vocalist).
Becoming part of London’s underground folk scene, Mumford and Sons performed a gig at the 2008 Glastonbury Festival and released a self-titled debut EP, which was followed by their Love Your Ground EP in December of that same year.
In May of 2009 Open Sea and the Cave EPs were released, the band signing to Island Records. The summer of 2009 saw success for the ‘Little Lion Man’ single, the album, Sigh No More being released in the winter of that same year, only issued a year later in America.
In September of 2012, fans were thrilled to get their hands on the Babel Album. A success, this album topped the Billboard 200, went Platinum in the United States and took home the Grammy that year for ‘Album of the Year’.
‘Road to Red Rocks’ was the band’s first live recording release and, after the band finished off their Babel Tour, they announced a hiatus. With a return to the stage in 2015 and an album, Wilder Mind, South African fans were exhilarated with the announcement of the Mumford and Sons South Africa 2016 tour in August of 2015.
The online Mumford and Sons tickets sold out within about one minute and 22 seconds, with those ‘in store’ also selling out shortly after. The band added additional dates, totalling six performances in South Africa, additional tickets also selling out quickly.
Discography and Billboard 100 Success
Mumford and Sons has released three albums so far. 2009 saw the release of Sigh No More and, in 2012, Babel. 2015 saw the release of Wilder Mind.
In 2011 Mumford and Sons enjoyed success on the Billboard 100 charts with the following stats:
- 5 March 2011: Little Lion Man, spending 22 weeks on the chart, peaked at number 45. It was also on the fifth of March that The Cave, spending 20 weeks on the chart, peaked at 27. These songs came from the Sigh No More album.
- 13 October 2012: Lover’s Eyes, spending only one week on the chart peaked at number 85, while Babel, also spending a week on the chart, peaked at 60. These songs came from the Road to Red Rocks Super Deluxe Edition [DVD] [BOX].
- 20 October 2012: Lover Of The Light peaked at number 97, Ghost That We Knew at 94 and Holland Road peaked at 92. Whispers In The Dark peaked at number 86. All of these songs spent a week on the charts and came from the Road to Red Rocks Super Deluxe Edition [DVD] [BOX].
- 2 March 2013: I Will Wait, spent 34 weeks on the chart and peaked the Billboard Charts at 12.
- 24 August 2013: Spending only a week on the charts, Hopeless Wanderer, from Road to Red Rocks Super Deluxe Edition [DVD] [BOX], peaked at 59.
- 28 March 2015: Believe, also from Road to Red Rocks Super Deluxe Edition [DVD] [BOX], spent eight weeks on the chart, peaking at 31.
Mumford and Sons Cape Town
With Mumford and Sons Cape Town shows taking place from Friday, 29 January, to Sunday, 31 January, Capetonians are most definitely in for a treat. With three performances at the Grand Parade, one of South Africa’s oldest public spaces, both accommodation and transport shouldn’t be much of a problem.
Within only three kilometres of the V&A Waterfront and falling within walking distance of other historic sites in Cape Town, the atmosphere is set to be amazing.
The performances taking place in Cape Town at the Grand Parade are:
- Friday, 29 January, 2016 at 18:00
- Saturday, 30 January, 2016 at 18:00
- Sunday, 31 January, 2016 at 18:00
Mumford and Sons in Durban
If you live in Durban, the Mumford and Sons South Africa 2016 tour is coming to you as well. You will only have one chance to see Mumford and Sons in Durban though. Taking place at the Durban Botanic Gardens with tickets sold out at a price of R 499.00, Durbanite fans are promised a fun adventure at Africa’s oldest surviving botanic garden.
First developed in 1849 as a botanic station used for the trial of agricultural crops, the Durban Botanic Gardens is also Durban’s oldest public institution.
The Mumford and Sons show taking place in Durban:
- Wednesday, 3 February, 2016 at 18:50
Pretoria’s taste of Mumford and Sons
Mumford and Sons Pretoria show is set to take place at the Monument Amphitheatre in a seriously unmissable event. Constructed for the induction of the Voortrekker Monument, which took place on the 16th of December, 1949, the Amphitheatre can accommodate 10 000 (standing) and 20 000 (seated).
An open-air experience that beautifully matches the sound of Mumford and Sons, Pretoria will get to see this British rock band on the following dates:
- Saturday, 6 February at 12:00
- Sunday, 7 February at 12:00
Mumford and Sons Tickets
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Mumford and Sons Pretoria
There are a number of sellers with Mumford and Sons Pretoria tickets for sale. Based in Pretoria East, this seller has a total of six tickets, asking R 1500 per ticket.
Update on the Mumford and Sons South Africa tour in 2016
The Mumford and Sons South Africa tour is only a couple of days away from kicking off and rocking the socks off local fans. With excitement building for the fans in Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban, some fans are still hoping to get their hands on some tickets.
December of 2015
Announcing a total of six shows for 2016, Mumford and Sons South Africa tickets were sold out within only a couple of minutes when they went on sale in September of last year – a whopping 85 000 tickets into the hands of excited fans that couldn’t wait to meet this British Rock Band.
The 8th of December 2015 saw fans, who couldn’t get their hands on Mumford and Sons tickets the first time, get another opportunity to see these stars live. In order to be able to stand a chance to purchase these face value tickets, fans had to register via the Plankton.Mobi site. Registrations were open from the 8th of December, 2015, until the 13th of December, 2015.
On the 14th of December, 2015, a random generator drew out names from the registered users, giving them a chance to buy tickets to their choice of show, including the Mumford and Sons Cape Town show.
2016 Mumford and Sons Tickets
The Mumford and Sons Facebook Page announced on the 8th of January, 2016, that fans would have yet another chance to get their hands on some tickets. Where did these tickets come from? Well, the Facebook Page posted that these tickets were those reclaimed from the Ticket Ballot and reclaimed third party tickets.
That same day, at noon, these tickets went on sale at Computicket.
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