The Grammy Award-winning band Mumford & Sons, which the website allmusic.com calls “one of the most successful acts to come out of the 21st century’s English folk revival,” will give an invitation-only performance at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett on Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. The band’s performance will be broadcast live on SiriusXM satellite radio’s the Spectrum channel and the Pandora streaming service.
The event is to benefit USA Warrior Stories, a not-for-profit organization that records, archives, and shares videos of military veterans online, intended to help them connect with one another and illustrate the sacrifices they make.
The group is to perform songs from its catalog as well as selections from its most recent album, “Delta,” released last year. The performance will also air on the SiriusXM app and web player and be rebroadcast on SiriusXM’s Alt Nation channel.
“We really value the beauty of connecting with smaller audiences and going back to our roots,” the band collectively said in a statement issued by SiriusXM yesterday, “and it’s great to have the opportunity to do both of these things.”
Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM’s president and chief content officer, said in the same statement, “This series in the Hamptons has grown beyond our early expectations and we love what it has become: great artists playing this intimate, warm, eclectic venue to fans who can’t believe they got a chance to get in, benefiting USA Warrior Stories. It’s a thrill this year to have Mumford & Sons play for SiriusXM and Pandora at the Stephen Talkhouse, in the midst of their North American stadium and arena tour. Our subscribers nationwide will hear an amazing show performed just for them from this critically acclaimed, Grammy-winning band.”
SiriusXM has previously presented summer concerts at the Talkhouse by artists including Coldplay, Dwight Yoakam, and the Killers.
“SiriusXM has been wonderful to the Talkhouse,” Peter Honerkamp, an owner of the venue, said in an email yesterday. “They have broadcast several of our live shows, like the Wailers,” the late reggae legend Bob Marley’s band. “They have hosted events at their offices in New York City to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and USA Warrior Stories, and put wounded veterans on the air. In 2016, they started broadcasting several major performers for their subscribers, including Coldplay in 2016, Dwight Yoakam in 2017, the Killers in 2018, and Mumford & Sons this year. We are extraordinarily grateful to SiriusXM’s president Scott Greenstein and his staff for working with us and our veterans.”
The satellite radio service’s subscribers can enter for a chance to win tickets to the private performance through an invitation sent by email to qualified subscribers who have consented to email marketing from SiriusXM and who have registered their music interests with the service. SiriusXM subscribers can also enter for a chance to win a trip for two, including airfare, hotel stay, and tickets to the performance.