We couldn’t be more excited to hear news of platinum-selling, Denver outfit, The Lumineers, long-awaited return with a second album Cleopatra (the follow up to their multi-Grammy-nominated, self-titled debut) and a much anticipated headline UK tour, which brings them back to London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire.
The band have also revealed their compelling first single, ‘Ophelia’, instantly recognisable as The Lumineers with its syncopated piano rolls and sing-along chorus.
The beautifully shot new music video from director Isaac Ravishankara features the band’s frontman, Wesley Schultz, dancing in the streets in mesmerizing scenes that pay homage to the classic Gene Kelly film ‘Singin’ In the Rain’.
Wes says “For the music video Ophelia, our good friend Issac Ravishankara, who directed the Stubbon Love music video from our first record, brought us a treatment that involved me dancing in the streets while it was raining so I had to learn choreography for the first time in my life. I learned how to dance for this music video”
After exploding onto the scene with their monster single, ‘Ho Hey’, and its follow-up, ‘Stubborn Love’ (recently featured on President Barack Obama’s Spotify playlist), The Lumineers have spent a solid three years touring six of the seven continents. During that time, the band earned a pair of Grammy nominations (Best New Artist, Best Americana Album), contributed two songs to The Hunger Games franchise (including the hit Jennifer Lawrence/James Newton Howard collaboration, ‘The Hanging Tree’) and sold an impressive 3 million+ albums worldwide.
HEADLINE UK 2016 TOUR:
Thur Apr 14 – Bristol, O2 Academy
Fri Apr 15 – Glasgow, Barrowlands
Tue Apr 19 – Manchester, Albert Hall
Sat Apr 23 – London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
UK Tour: General on sale 9am Friday 12th February. For first access to tickets visit here