Currently on a world tour with “Cleopatra”, their latest album, The Lumineers will be performing at the Quebec City Summer Festival, on the great Bell stage July 8, 2016!
For those less familiar with The Lumineers, this band based in Denver, Colorado is considered an Indie Folk and Folk Rock band. They got acknowledged in 2012 with the song “Ho Hey” which was a hit on radios and used in several films including the American movie “Happyness Therapy that earned Jennifer Lawrence her first Oscar as best actress. The secong single taken from their first album, “Stubborn Love”, was also well received on commercial radios. Later, we heard their song “Gale Song” in the second chapter of the movie “The Hunger Games.” The Lumineers attended the prestigious itunes festival which was held in September 2013 at the legendary Roundhouse in London. More recently, we heard a new song called “Ophelia” which appears on their second album entitled “Cleopatra” which will be released shortly.
As can be seen on the band’s website, the “Cleopatra” tour will take them all over the world but mainly in the US and Europe (Netherlands, Norway, Belgium, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, United Kingdom, Ireland). But, fortunately, three stops were planned in Canada. Indeed, immediately after their concert in Quebec City, they will move on to Ottawa to perform at the Bluesfest July 9, and then, will be back in Quebec soil to take part into Osheaga in Montreal on July 29.
The group is composed of two founding members; Wesley Schultz (singer and guitarist) and Jeremiah Fraites (drummer) who have grown up and begun their musical career in New Jersey and New York. They then presented themselves as Wesley Jeremiah. It was only when they moved to Denver and they recruited cellist Neyla Pekarek that they became The Lumineers. Did you know their name was attributed by mistake by a show organizer? It’s true! Well, this is what the story tells…