Mumford & Sons confirm exclusive album screenings in partnership with National Geographic

Article Contributed by Sacks and Company | Published on Monday, November 12, 2018

Mumford & Sons will host listening events at movie theatres across North America this Thursday, November 15, allowing a select group of fans exclusive access to their fourth studio album, Delta, on the eve of its release. These screenings—held in Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Washington, DC and Toronto—will feature the complete album audio accompanied by visuals directed and edited by Caleb Bardgett, Johnny Dunn and Kees van Dijkhuizen and curated in partnership with National Geographic. Of the concept, the band shares, “While we were recording and mixing Delta, we watched a lot of films on silent including some pretty epic wildlife films by National Geographic—like a vision-track to our soundtrack. So, we felt it would be a nice idea to let fans experience the record in this way too.” Jill Cress, CMO of National Geographic, adds, “We are excited to have played a part in inspiring Mumford & Sons latest album and look forward to teaming up with the band to bring audiences a unique musical and visual experience they’ll never forget. By pairing the work of some of the world’s most talented filmmakers and photographers with the sounds of these award-winning musicians, we hope to give people an even greater appreciation and understanding of the planet and the importance of protecting it.”

Now available for pre-sale on Gentlemen of the Road/Glassnote Records, Delta was produced by Paul Epworth, written collectively by the band and recorded at London’s The Church Studios.

Already receiving widespread acclaim, the first single, “Guiding Light,” recently enjoyed one of the biggest add weeks ever at both Alternative and AAA radio—closing out every station at both panels. The single currently sits at #1 on AAA (three straight weeks) and his headed into the top 5 at Alternative. Watch the single’s official music video—which was directed by Joe Connor (Sam Smith, Coldplay) and features the band up close and personal, interacting with their fans—HERE. Moreover, a second song from the album, “If I Say,” which features string arrangement by renowned British film score composer Sally Herbert, recently premiered as Zane Lowe’s World Record on Beats1. Listen/share HERE.

Earlier this fall, the band debuted ”Guiding Light” on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” with special guests The Roots. Watch the performance HERE. Marcus Mumford also joined host Jimmy Fallon as a guest on the couch. Watch the interview HERE. Additionally, Rolling Stone calls the single, “wildly experimental…Delta has the band incorporating elements of electronica, rap, jazz and other sonic territory rarely visited,” while Paste asserts, “If it’s any indication of how Delta will sound as a whole, this could shape up to be the band’s most experimental album yet.”

In celebration of the album, the band will embark on an extensive 63-date worldwide arena tour this fall featuring a groundbreaking new in-the-round stage design. Kicking off November 16 in Dublin, the tour will span throughout next spring and includes fall North American stops at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center (sold out), Boston’s TD Garden (sold out), New York’s Madison Square Garden (two nights, first sold out), DC’s Capital One Arena (sold out) and Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena (two nights, first sold out). Special guest Maggie Rogers will join as support. The band’s largest tour to date, the Delta Tour 2018/2019 includes over 800,000 tickets, which are now on sale via See below for complete tour details.


November 16—Dublin, Ireland—3 Arena* (SOLD OUT)
November 18—Belfast, Ireland—SSE Arena* (SOLD OUT)
November 20—Glasgow, Scotland—SSE Hydro* 
November 21—Manchester, U.K.—Manchester Arena* 
November 23—Birmingham, U.K.—Genting Arena* (SOLD OUT)
November 24—Sheffield, U.K.—Fly DSA Arena* 
November 25—Newcastle, U.K.—Metro Radio Arena* (SOLD OUT)
November 27—Nottingham, U.K.—Motorpoint Arena* 
November 28—Cardiff, U.K.—Motorpoint Arena* (SOLD OUT) 
November 29—London, U.K.—O2 Arena* (SOLD OUT)
December 1—Leeds, U.K.—First Direct Arena* (SOLD OUT)
December 2—Liverpool, U.K.—Echo Arena*
December 7—Philadelphia, PA—Wells Fargo Center* (SOLD OUT)
December 9—Boston, MA—TD Garden* (SOLD OUT)
December 10—New York, NY—Madison Square Garden* (SOLD OUT)

December 11—New York, NY—Madison Square Garden*
December 14—Washington DC—Capital One Arena* (SOLD OUT)
December 17—Toronto, ON—Scotiabank Arena* (SOLD OUT)

December 18—Toronto, ON—Scotiabank Arena*

January 12—Auckland, New Zealand—The Outer Fields at Western Springs†
January 15—Brisbane, Australia—Entertainment Centre‡ 
January 18—Sydney, Australia—Qudos Bank Arena‡ 
January 22—Melbourne, Australia—Sidney Myer Music Bowl‡ (SOLD OUT)
January 23—Melbourne, Australia—Sidney Myer Music Bowl‡ 

January 24—Adelaide, Australia—Entertainment Centre‡ 
January 27—Perth, Australia—RAC Arena‡

February 27—Providence, RI—Dunkin Donuts Center

February 28—Hartford, CT—XL Center

March 2—Albany, NY—Times Union Center

March 4—Montreal, QC—Bell Centre

March 5—Ottawa, ON—Canadian Tire Center

March 8—Buffalo, NY—KeyBank Center

March 9—Cleveland, OH—Quicken Loans Arena

March 11—Columbus, OH—Nationwide Arena

March 12—Lexington, KY—Rupp Arena

March 14—Pittsburgh, PA—PPG Paints Arena

March 16—Charlottesville, VA—John Paul Jones Arena

March 17—Raleigh, NC—PNC Arena

March 18—Charleston, SC—North Charleston Coliseum

March 20—Atlanta, GA—State Farm Arena

March 22—Nashville, TN—Bridgestone Arena

March 23—Birmingham, AL—Legacy Arena at The BJCC

March 25—Indianapolis, IN—Bankers Life Field House

March 27—Detroit, MI—Little Caesars Arena

March 29—Chicago, IL—United Center (SOLD OUT)

March 30—Madison, WI—Kohl Center (SOLD OUT)

March 31—Milwaukee, WI—Fiserv Forum

April 25—Lisbon, Portugal—Altice Arena 
April 27—Barcelona, Spain—Palau Sant Jordi
April 29—Milan, Italy—Medialanum Forum 
May 1—Munich, Germany—Olympiahalle 
May 3—Vienna, Austria—Stadthalle 
May 5—Basel, Switzerland—St. Jakobshalle

May 7—Paris, France—Zenith 
May 8—Luxembourg, Luxembourg—Rockhal 
May 9—Amsterdam, Netherlands—Ziggo Dome (SOLD OUT)

May 11—Berlin, Germany—Mercedes Benz Arena 
May 13—Frankfurt, Germany—Festhalle 
May 15—Cologne, Germany—Lanxess Arena 
May 17—Copenhagen, Denmark—Royal Arena 
May 18—Gothenburg, Sweden—Scandinavium (SOLD OUT)
May 19—Oslo, Norway—Spektrum
May 21—Stockholm, Sweden—Ericsson Globe

*with special guest Maggie Rogers

†Gentlemen of the Road with Leon Bridges, Michael Kiwanuka, Angie McMahon, Sam Fender

‡with special guest Michael Kiwanuka