It has been many months now since The Lumineers embarked on their Cleopatra World Tour, which was announced last January in 2016 and started a couple of months later in the year. Amazingly, almost a year later, they are still going strong, visiting festivals and concert halls across the world.
While The Lumineers are having a slow climb to fame, they are doing incredibly well for an indie folk rock band that emerged seemingly out of the blue. The band started out with two members: Wesley and Jeremiah. The two united together to create music after losing a loved one, a brother and a best friend, to a drug overdose at a young age. After performing mostly cover songs at bars and gigs in New York City in the early 2000’s, the pair moved to Colorado to join the open air mic scene that was rising in popularity in the cool city of Denver. It was here in Denver that the band met trained cellist Neyla and they formed The Lumineers. In 2012, The Lumineers released a self titled album and had some much needed time in the spotlight with the popular hit Ho Hey.
In April 2016, The Lumineers released their second studio album titled Cleopatra. The album contains the hit song Ophelia. The song brings plenty of emotion, great indie beats, and powerful lyrics. Besides creating folk music, the band are involved in many charity organizations and try to use their music to better the world. They help people through tough times, shed light on important and pressing humanitarian issues, and overall project positive vibes to listeners and fans around the world. During their tour this year, The Lumineers will head to the Orpheum Theatre in Sioux City to perform at a Standing Rock benefit.
Here are the upcoming concert dates in North America for the 2017 Cleopatra World Tour:
Mar 10 – Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
Mar 11 – Wolstein Center, Cleveland, OH
Mar 14 – Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Mar 16 – Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT
Mar 18 – Bell Centre, Montreal, ON
Mar 19 – Centre Videotron, Quebec, QC
Mar 21 – Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, ON
Mar 22 – Budweiser Gardens, London, ON
Mar 24 – Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA
Mar 25 – BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI
Mar 26 – Orpheum Theatre, Sioux City, IA
Mar 28 – MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB
Mar 30 – Sasktel Centre, Saskatoon, SK
Mar 31 – Rogers Place, Edmonton, AB
In April, the band will head to Japan, Australia, and South Africa before returning to perform with U2 during their legendary 2017 Joshua Tree Tour.
Here are the dates to the U2 Joshua Tree Tour with The Lumineers featuring as guest performers:
May 20 – Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
May 21 – Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
May 24 – NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
May 26 – AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
Jun 03 – Soldier Field, Chicago, IL
Jun 04 – Soldier Field, Chicago, IL
Jun 07 – Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA
Jun 18 – Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
Jun 20 – FedexField, Hyattsville, MD
Jun 23 – Rogers Centre, Toronto, ON
Jun 25 – Gilette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
Jun 28 – MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
Jun 29 – MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
After these dates, the band will head to Europe to play at concerts and festivals throughout the continent until late July.
They will then head back to North America to play four more shows:
Aug 17 – Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC
Aug 19 – Safeco Field, Seattle, WA
Aug 25 – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, Englewood, CO
Aug 26 – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, Englewood, CO
In Vancouver and Seattle, The Lumineers will play as guests to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and later play two shows in Englewood with Andrew Bird and The Cave Singers.
In case you haven’t heard Ophelia, here it is: