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Mumford & Sons warn fans not to bring phones to pre-album launch gig

By | Published on Monday 27 April 2015

Mumford & Sons

Mumford & Sons will play a special one-off show at the Dome in Brighton tonight, ahead of the release of their new album next week. However, anyone with a tickets has been advised to leave their mobile phone at home, as they will not be permitted in the venue.

In a message to their mailing list announcing the last minute show last week, reports BBC Newsbeat, the band said: “As this show is happening pre-album release, the band have requested all mobile phone and recording devices to be prohibited inside the venue”.

Anyone who decides to leave the house with the device that now controls their life is advised to arrive “a minimum of one hour” before the show in order to leave it with venue staff. The email also notes that “there will be a queue after the show to get your phone back”, which could delay attendees getting home in a timely fashion. And on a school night too.

Another thing frontman Marcus Mumford has considered banning is his band’s own name, due to the change in direction of their sound on new album ‘Wilder Mind’. He told the NME: “I definitely regret the band name. If I’d known it was going to go this way I would have wanted to call it anything other than my last name. It’s a ball-ache. We thought about changing it but it’s a bit late now”.