Meet the biggest selling Americana act in the UK - The Lumineers, who have just celebrated becoming the biggest selling global Americana artist in the UK by dazzling fans and critics alike with two sold out performances in New York City at the legendary venue, Madison Square Garden. Described by Billboard Magazine as, “...equal parts heartfelt and exciting” the two over-capacity, knock-out performances were the culmination of the front half the of band’s first arena tour, The Cleopatra World Tour supporting their critically acclaimed second album Cleopatra. The album, which debuted at No.1 on both the US Billboard 200 and UK album chart when released last year is currently Gold in the United States with no signs of slowing down.
The Americana Music Association is the global organisation supporting artists making roots music in the USA and UK. Upon hearing the news of their album being the biggest global seller in the genre lead singer Wesley Schultz said, ""I feel very grateful that in an age where singles seem to be the focus, lots of people are still out there who still listen to albums, and can't believe we were the top seller in the US and U.K'
The Cleopatra World Tour will continue in the UK and Europe this summer. This includes a very special show in Hyde Park (Sunday, July 9th) with Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers & Stevie Nicks at British Summer Time. For more information on ticket and sale dates – please visit: http://www.bst-hydepark.com
This summer also finds The Lumineers on 16 dates with U2 throughout the United States. For full details please visit: http://thelumineers.com/tour-dates/