Mumford and Sons: Delta Tour Concert Review

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Mumford and Sons: Delta Tour Concert Review

Mumford and Sons recently performed at Rupp Arena in Lexington.

Mumford and Sons recently performed at Rupp Arena in Lexington.

Carly Necessary

Mumford and Sons recently performed at Rupp Arena in Lexington.

Carly Necessary

Carly Necessary

Mumford and Sons recently performed at Rupp Arena in Lexington.

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The alternative group Mumford and Sons, originating from England, made an appearance at Lexington’s Rupp Arena on March 12th, 2019. Upon the release of their new Delta album in November, the band has traveled as far as Ireland, Australia, and England on their world tour prior to their show in Kentucky, and the group has many more shows ahead of them before the completion of the tour.

From the minute they walked on the stage, Mumford and Sons’ energetic and lively aura was easily recognizable. The band wasted no time at all, opening up the show with one of their most widely favored songs, “The Cave.” The song brought fans to their feet, clapping and singing right along with them. Continuing throughout the show, the band performed many fan favorites, including “Little Lion Man,” “Lover of the Light,” and one of the albums most popular songs, “Guiding Light.”

My favorite song they performed, however, was “Thompson Square Park.” From the moment I first heard the song, I was constantly replaying it, whether I was blaring it in my car or listening through my headphones. On stage, the lights were all dimmed purple with a spotlight shining on lead guitarist Winston Marshall, as he played the opening electric guitar solo. Hearing it performed live made it so much more surreal and just made me love the song even more.

The atmosphere of the concert was outstanding, as the stage was set up in the center of the stadium, with crowds of people on either side and in the stands. Throughout the show, a combination of lights above the stage changed colors and shapes, creating a unique scene for each song.

It was incredible to see the talent that each band member held as a musician, as they were all constantly switching out guitars and drums, and all while singing right on key. At one point during the show, lead singer Marcus Mumford ran through the crowds, singing and meeting fans as he went. The audience loved this, as they cheered even louder for a chance to get a closer look at Mumford. The security guard accompanying him, however, was did not look very pleased, as he was more often than not chasing after him, struggling to keep up.

A highlight of the show came when Mumford and Sons had come back out for the encore. With a single microphone in the center of them, the four band members sang several songs acapella, or with only the occasional notes of the guitar. This created a more serene mood, as the crowds stayed silent in order to best hear the stunning harmony of songs like “Sister” and “Cold Arms.” The band also performed a cover of the song “Hurt,” by Johnny Cash, which was well received by fans. The show came to a close with lots of confetti and smiling faces, as fans went home grateful to have experienced such an exhilarating concert.

With ticket prices ranging from $50-$250, the cost was definitely worth the experience. In most locations, general admission tickets for the standing room around the stage were sold at higher price. However, in my opinion, stadium seats are better deal in terms of cost and optimal  views. With my ticket bought at $84, I enjoyed the concert almost directly in front of the stage and a few rows back. I would strongly encourage anyone considering going to a Mumford and Sons concert, as it was one of the best concerts I have seen, and I can assume the same for many other fans as well.