The Lumineers & Soak Tickets
Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO
It's been four long, hard years of waiting for fans of The Lumineers, but the band have finally announced plans to release their hotly anticipated second album, Cleopatra, and revealed that they have a world tour planned! The Denver-dwellers will be joined by sixteen-year-old Irish singer/songwriter Soak, and they'll be heading to Red Rocks Amphitheater on Tuesday 7th June for a night of immersive indie folk!
The two founding members and songwriters of folk rock band the Lumineers are Wesley Schultz (lead vocals, guitar) and Jeremiah Fraites (drums, percussion). The do began writing and performing together to cope with the loss of Fraites' older brother, who was also Schultz's best friend, after he died of a drug overdose in 2002, aged 19. Originally based in New York, they struggled to progress as a band in the way they'd hoped, so decided to relocate to Denver, Colorado in 2009. Cellist and vocalist Neyla Pekarek joined the band in 2010, after responding to a Craigslist ad. In the spring of 2011, they signed a management deal with Onto Entertainment, which funded the band to record a full length album. The band's song “Ho Hey” (which went on to become their first single) was used in the season finale of CW's Hart of Dixie in December 2011, which lead to the band signing a deal with independent label Dualtone Records (having passed up several major labels) just one month later. The band released their eponymous debut album on April 3, 2012 on Dualtone Records, and it eventually peaked at number 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. It has been certified Platinum in the US and Ireland, with Gold certifications in the UK, Australia and Canada. Their second studio album, Cleopatra, is slated for release in April 2016.