Colorado folk-rock band the Lumineers have announced their second album, Cleopatra. The LP, the follow-up to their Grammy-nominated 2013 self-titled album, will be released on April 8th. The Lumineers also previewed the forthcoming Cleopatra with their first new song in four years, "Ophelia."
"It's a heavier record," frontman Wesley Schultz told Entertainment Weekly about Cleopatra. "A lot of the records that I grew up on were about being transitory; never being stuck. This lifestyle can make you crazy."
On "Ophelia," the darker tone of the Lumineers' new music can be heard within the familiar stomps, claps and harmonies that made their more whimsical "Ho Hey" a hit. "'Ophelia' is a vague reference to people falling in love with fame," Schultz told EW. "That spotlight can seem like an endless buffet, but in reality, you're just shiny, bright and new to people for a quick moment — and then you have the rest of your life to live."
Along with the single and album announcement, the Lumineers also revealed Cleopatra's track list and the dates for a world tour in support of the LP. Less than a week after the album's release, the band will kick off their international trek in Bristol, UK and remain in Europe through mid-May. The folk band will be in North America from the end of May through mid-June before playing a pair of dates in Italy in July.
The Lumineers debuted in 2012 with their eponymous album. In 2013, they were nominated for two Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist and Best Americana Album. The album reached Number Two on the Billboard 200 while "Ho Hey" stayed in the Top 10 on the Hot 100 for 14 weeks.
Cleopatra track list
1. "Sleep On The Floor"
4. "Gun Song"
6. "In The Light"
7. "Gale Song"
8. "Long Way From Home"
9. "Sick In The Head"
10. "My Eyes"
Lumineers World Tour Dates
April 14 - Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy
April 15 - Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands
April 18 - Dublin, Ireland @ Olympia Theatre
April 19 - Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
April 23 - London, UK @ O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
April 27 - Paris, France @ Le Trianon
April 28 - Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique
April 29 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg
May 2 - Cologne, Germany @ E-Werk
May 4 - Hamburg, Germany @ Gross Freiheit 36
May 6 - Berlin, Germany @ Admiralspalast
May 8 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Berns
May 9 - Oslo, Norway @ Rockefeller
May 10 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega
May 21 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
May 22 - Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory
May 25 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Red Butte Garden
May 27 - San Diego, CA @ CalCoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
May 28 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
May 29 - Napa Valley @ Bottle Rock Festival
May 31 - Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
June 1 - Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theatre
June 3 - Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Amphitheater
June 7 - Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
June 10 - Kansas City, MO @ KC Live!
June 11 - Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre
June 12 - St. Louis, MI @ Peabody Opera House
June 14 - St. Paul, MN @ Myth
June 15 - Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
June 19 - Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theater
July 20 - Gardone Riviera, Italy @ Anfiteatro Del Vittoriale
July 21- Sesto al Reghena, Italy @ Sexto ‘NPlugged