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Mumford & Sons to visit Sprint Center in spring

THE WASHINGTON POST

The British band Mumford & Sons has announced its 2016 Arrow Through the Heartland Tour, and it includes a stop at the Sprint Center on April 18, a Monday. Blake Mills, a singer/songwriter from Santa Monica, Calif., will open.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at LiveNation.com, at SprintCenter.com, at the Sprint Center box office or by calling 1-888-929-7849. An Ink magazine pre-sale runs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday at SprintCenter.com. The password is INKMUMFORD.

In a press release, multi-instrumentalist Ben Lovett said, “Touring the United States of America in many ways fulfills the childhood dream of what touring might be like. Rolling from one great city to the next, each with its own personality and uniqueness whilst remaining familiar enough at the same time.

“Waking up every morning with a conversation amongst us about who wants to visit ‘that’ bookshop or ‘the’ ultimate music shop or whatever the various cities had to offer.”

The tour will also stop at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on April 16 and the Centurylink Center in Omaha on April 19.

Mumford & Sons previously performed in Kansas City in September 2013 at the Cricket Wireless Amphitheater, in June 2011 at City Market and in June 2010 at RecordBar.

In May, Mumford & Sons released “Wilder Mind,” its third studio album. It represented a departure from the band’s deep acoustic-folk roots to a more electronic-based sound.

Marcus Mumford was part of “Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes,” a collection of Bob Dylan lyrics set to melodies. Mumford’s track was “Kansas City.”

Timothy Finn: 816-234-4781, @phinnagain

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