Review: Mumford and Sons @ Terminal 5

16Nov10

Last night Mumford & Sons played the first of two sold out shows at Terminal 5 in NYC. The band is wrapping up a year-long tour and clearly they’ve been having a good time together. Though they mentioned they are ready to take a break (and do laundry and sleep in their own beds), they played with so much energy that you could have told me it was the first night of the tour. The band played for about an hour and a half and invited show openers, Cadillac Sky and King Charles, onto the stage at the end.

The band has released just one album, Sigh No More, so having seen them at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in May, last night’s concert was a bit of déjà vu. It didn’t really matter though, I would listen to them play their album live every night if I could. The band did play a few new songs which mixed things up a bit. I have to say the crowd was much larger at Terminal 5. They packed them in subway style last night. And the whole crowd seemed to move together in an excited, hand-clapping, foot-stomping group. All of the songs are so good, that each one is bound to be somebody’s favorite, but “Little Lion Man” and “Awake My Soul” were the big crowd pleasers.

The good news about the tour ending is that Mumford & Sons will get back in the studio to record another album featuring some of the new songs they played last night.  I should mention that Cadillac Sky was a very respectable opening act. I can’t say much about King Charles since I got there too late, but he and his hair made an appearance at the end of the show. The concert started surprisingly early. I think Terminal 5 has to get everybody out at 11pm, so Mumford came on at 9:30. 

Here are some pictures:

Mumford & Sons and Cadillac Sky

The crowd

Fans on the second level

Mumford & Sons and King Charles and Cadillac Sky

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2 Responses to “Review: Mumford and Sons @ Terminal 5”

  1. 1 cat's cradle

    When I read Mumford & Sons played at Terminal 5, my first thought was why were they at JFK??

  2. ha. Kate, do you think I would go out to JFK for a concert?? Well, ok, maybe for Mumford and Sons… Anyway, that would be really great pre-flight entertainment.


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