Unlikely indie-folk chart-toppers Mumford and Sons have reportedly finished recording the follow-up to their acclaimed debut album and are gearing up for a handful of interesting live dates.
Dubbed "Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers", the mini-tour will take place in four cities over four different weekends, starting August 4th in Portland, Maine.
Described as one-day events combining "local vendors and activities", each weekend will feature different opening acts. St. Vincent, Dawes, The Very Best and Gogol Bordello are among the participating groups.
"The Gentlemen of the Road Stopover is based loosely upon our favorite festivals like Colorado's Telluride Bluegrass and Scotland's Loopallu Festivals," reads a statement on the band's website. "We want to stop off in towns where bands don't usually tour, and celebrate the local people, food and music."
As for when we can expect to see the follow-up to Sigh no More hit record store shelves, multi-instrumentalist Ben Lovett had this to say:
"We finished the record this week, so we are gonna be able to get it out in September. We just figured that out – September 24th."
That date has not been confirmed by anyone at press time, so take the news with a medium-sized grain of salt.
"It could be the date, but I think [Lovett] said that a bit prematurely," a representative for the band told Billboard.