Concert Review: Mumford and Sons, Albuquerque

Mumford and Sons rocked Albuquerque on Tuesday evening, along with support act Catfish and The Bottlemen. This concert was part of their Austin 5000 tour across the southwestern United States. We were there at the concert, so we thought we’d give you all the details!

Catfish and The Bottlemen

Before Mumford and Sons, Catfish and The Bottlemen opened. Their set was incredible. The pure energy on stage was quite high. The lead singer, Van McCann, gives a strikingly similar performance to Harry Styles (which is one of the highest compliments ever, let’s be real). Every time a song finished, you were left wondering how he could have enough energy to keep performing, but he kept jamming out like a rockstar. His level of adorableness was off the charts as well. What a cute, charming English boy. They mostly sang music off of their latest album, The Ride.

Mumford and Sons

Finally, Mumford and Sons came on. Their set was electrifying. They played a mixture of songs off of all three of their albums. One of the most memorable was “Dust Bowl Dance,” which was insane.

The energy was out of this world. You can tell that they feel their music very deeply, and the passion displayed is wonderful. The moment was marked by snazzy sparklers lighting up the stage, which was the perfect touch. They also sang a new song called “Forever,” and another one that, according to Marcus, had just been conceptualized that day called “Blind.”

Another special moment was when all four members gathered around a microphone and sang a couple slower, gentler songs. Being able to hear just the guitar and their voices is hauntingly beautiful.

This is not the first time Mumford and Sons have been in New Mexico. They played a concert in Taos in 2013, and Marcus even took a road trip through New Mexico which he called “enchanting.” We hope to see them back in New Mexico soon!

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Written by CelebMix