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Big summer concert: Grammy winners Mumford & Sons plan Houston stop on Texas tour

Mumford & Sons summer concert tour headed to Houston

Houston fans of the folk rock group Mumford & Sons have been waiting a long time for the band to head this way again. But their patience will be rewarded when Mumford & Sons makes a stop at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion on June 12.

The Grammy-winning group is at the forefront of a somewhat unlikely folk rock revival. Groups such as Old Crow Medicine Show and The Avett Brothers have been around longer, but they all seemed to operate under the radar until the emergence of the British band. Now those other groups and newer ones like The Lumineers, nominated for Best New Artist at this year's Grammys, are reaping the rewards that had previously eluded them.

True to form, Mumford & Sons are not doing a full North American tour. The Houston date is just one of 17 new concerts that will be interspersed between previously announced festival stops and the group's so-called "Gentleman of the Road Stopover" tour. The majority of those 17 concerts will take place in Western states; the group will perform in Austin and Dallas just before the Houston stop.

Michael Kiwanuka and Mystery Jets will be the opening acts.

You can register now for an invitation-only presale designed to give as many people as possible an equal chance at buying tickets — and to make sure those tickets end up in the hands of true fans. Tickets will go on sale to the general public April 5.

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Mumford & Sons plays Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion on June 12, after stops in Dallas and Austin. Photo by Meredith Rainey