Folk-stormers The Lumineers made a late night appearance on Jimmy Fallon last night, covering Talking Head’s “This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody)” from their 1983 album Speaking in Tongues. The Denver-based outfit make the classic song their own with jangly tamborine accents and their staccato bass drum pounding away. The Lumineers headline the XPoNential Music Festival at Susquehanna Bank Center on Saturday evening, July 27th; tickets and information can be found here. Watch the live video below, followed by the Talking Heads’ original version.
XPN welcomes the return of Firefly Festival to The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway on June 21st-23rd. The line-up is huge this year, with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty and Foster the People headlining the multi-day festival and over sixty of the biggest established and rising acts in the country filling out the bill. Firefly’s diverse bill includes Vampire Weekend, rapper Kendrick Lamar, Public Enemy, Philly’s Dr. Dog, The Walkmen and the Spinto Band, Ellie Goulding, The Avett Brothers, Passion Pit, Calvin Harris, Grizzly Bear, Toro Y Moi, ZZ Ward, Matt and Kim, Dispatch, and new favorites HAIM, Wild Belle and Foxygen. Check out videos of some of the bands we’re most excited to see this summer and go here to view the full line-up. Tickets go on sale this Thursday, February 21st at noon; more information will be available here.
The Lumineers, who headline the XPoNential Music Festival on Saturday, July 27th at the Susquehanna Bank Center, have a new video for “Stubborn Love,” that you can watch below. Reserved seating to see The Lumineers with Dr. Dog and Polica goes on sale tomorrow at 10 AM. Go here to purchase tickets to the show. Weekend passes to the XPoNential Music Festival, July 26-28, go on sale on April 16.
The Lumineers | Photo by Joe Del Tufo | www.joedeltufo.com
The Lumineers‘ career has skyrocketed in the year since we first met them, so we’re excited to announce that the Denver folk-pop five-piece will headline this year’s XPoNential Music Festival on Saturday, July 27 at the Susquehanna Bank Center with our friends Dr. Dog. Tickets for reserved seats will go on sale this Friday, February 8, at 10 a.m.
The festival takes place from July 26 to July 28 at Wiggins Park, and the full Wiggins Park lineup will be revealed on April 16th. As with last year, three-day pass holders will be admitted to the lawn seat area at the Susquehanna Bank Center show on July 27. Go here for more information about tickets.
The Lumineers were one of the first bands to take the stage at last year’s XPoFest; watch a video of them performing “Stubborn Love” below.
If ever there was a mystery about how The Lumineers became so popular so fast, last night’s appearance at The Tower Theater solved it: they involve the fans in their concerts as much as themselves.
Having catchy songs with singalong refrains helps, sure. But even given those, other acts might make performances a one-directional thing – they play, you watch, and applaud when it seems appropriate. The Lumineers, on the other hand, make the crowd feel involved and at home, all the way to the coat rack and living room piano they deck the stage out with. Continue reading →
The Lumineers return to Philly tonight for a sold out show at the Tower Theater. We’re happy to say that XPN’s ride with The Lumineers to their current Grammy Award nominated, Saturday Night Live performing, massive record selling, and shows sold out status began in January, 2012 when World Cafe host David Dye featured this then little know band as one of his weekly World Cafe: Next artists. During the Cafe show, David played “The Dead Sea” and “Morning Song.” The band’s big hit song, “Ho Hey,” now heard almost everywhere, got it’s first play on WXPN by Mike Vasilikos on January 9th during the XPN Monday Night new music show, the 8 O’Clock News. It’s been all uphill since then. What follows is a timeline of our increasing love affair with the band. If you didn’t get tickets to tonight’s show, don’t worry, cause they’ll be back. We promise that. If you do go to the show, have fun. Continue reading →
The Lumineers, whose song “Ho Hey” was the number one song of 2012 as voted on by the WXPN listeners in the Top 200 Songs of The Year, performed that and “Stubborn Love” on Saturday Night Live. Watch their performances below. The band plays a sold out show at the Tower Theatre on Thursday, January 31st.