Mumford and Sons welcomed at First Niagara Pavilion

Zach Brendza | Features Editor

Thursday was the first appearance of the folk quintet, Mumford and Sons, in Pittsburgh and let’s hope it’s not the last.

The band took to the stage at First Niagara Pavilion and offered songs old and new during their hour and a half set. Mumford and Sons covered most of their new material from Babel, playing “I Will Wait,” “Babel” and the like, but still threw in earlier hits, “Little Lion Man,” “Thistle and Weeds” and “The Cave.” Most surprising was a cover of the Beatles, playing “Come Together” as their first song of a three song encore.

Even on a Thursday night, fans flocked to Burgettsttown and the scene resembled that of a mid-summer Dave Matthews concert. Many participants, possibly took advantage of the Labor Day weekend burst out into inebriated, song with vocalist and guitarist Marcus Mumford’s words.

Mumford and Sons first showing in Pittsburgh was welcomed. Here’s to more tour dates in the Three Rivered City in coming years.

Set List

Lover’s Eyes

Little Lion Man

Whispers In The Dark

Below My Feet

I Will Wait

Thistle and Weeds

Hopeless Wanderer

Holland Road

Awake My Soul

Roll Away Your Stone

Lover of The Light

Encore

Come together (Beatles cover)

Babel

The Cave

 

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