Mum's the Word

In-demand band Mumford & Sons hits Texas stages this summer

In-demand band Mumford & Sons hits Texas stages this summer

Mumford & Sons
Mumford & Sons plays Gexa Energy Pavilion on June 11.  Photo by Meredith Rainey

Austin fans of the folk rock group Mumford & Sons will be rewarded on June 8 and 9 when the band plays two nights at the Austin 360 Ampitheater alongside Michael Kiwanuka and Mystery Jets.

Mumford & Sons is at the forefront of a somewhat unlikely folk rock revival. Groups such as Old Crow Medicine Show and The Avett Brothers have been around longer, but they all seemed to operate under the radar until the emergence of the British band. Now those other groups and newer ones like The Lumineers, nominated for Best New Artist at this year's Grammys, are reaping the rewards that had previously eluded them.

True to form, Mumford & Sons are not doing a full North American tour. The Austin dates make up 17 new concerts that will be interspersed between previously announced festival stops and the group's so-called "Gentleman of the Road Stopover" tour. The majority of those 17 concerts will take place in Western states. The tour also includes Texas stops in Dallas and The Woodlands.

You can register now for an invitation-only presale designed to give as many people as possible an equal chance at buying tickets — and to make sure those tickets end up in the hands of true fans. Tickets will go on sale to the general public April 5.