Are you ready for a new album from The Lumineers? If so, you’re in luck! Cleopatra is set to be released on April 8. To celebrate their new album, here’s some fun facts about this Denver-based group. Take a look:

1. Wesley Schulz and Jeremiah Fraites founded The Lumineers in 2002 after Josh Fraites (Jeremiah’s brother and Wesley’s best friend) died of a drug overdose at the age of 19. They began writing music as a way to cope with Josh’s death.

 

The Lumineers

 

2. Originally from New Jersey, they first began playing shows in their home state and in New York City under a variety of band names such as Wesley Jeremiah, Free Beer and 6Cheek. How did they settle on the name The Lumineers? Wesley once stated in an interview with People: “We were playing a small club in Jersey City, N.J., and there was a band out there at the time called Lumineers who were slotted for the same time, same day, the next week. The person running the show that night [mistakenly] announced us as The Lumineers.”

 

 

3. While living in NYC, they found it frustrating that they had to work several jobs just to pay their rent, which gave them little time to work on their music. So in 2009, they moved to Denver, Colorado where they met classically trained cellist, Neyla Pekarek, who ended up joining the group.

 

The Lumineers

 

4.  Their first single, “Ho Hey”, made its debut in the season finale of CW’s Hart of Dixie. It was immediately recognized as a hit on social media and on radio stations around the country.

 

 

5. Will they be playing in your city this spring or summer? Here’s their tour dates:

04.14.16
BRISTOL, UNITED KINGDOM
O2 ACADEMY

04.15.16
GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM
BARROWLANDS

04.17.16
DUBLIN, IRELAND
OLYMPIA THEATRE

04.18.16
DUBLIN, IRELAND
OLYMPIA THEATRE

04.19.16
MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
ALBERT HALL

04.24.16
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
O2 ACADEMY BRIXTON

04.27.16
PARIS, FRANCE
LE TRIANON

04.28.16
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
ANCIENNE BELGIQUE

04.29.16
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
MELKWEG

05.2.16
COLOGNE, GERMANY
E-WERK

05.4.16
HAMBURG, GERMANY
GROSS FREIHEIT 36

05.5.16
GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS
BEVRIJDINGSFESTIVAL

05.6.16
BERLIN, GERMANY
ADMIRALSPALAST

05.8.16
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
BERNS

05.9.16
OSLO, NORWAY
ROCKEFELLER

05.10.16
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
VEGA MAIN HALL

05.21.16
HOUSTON, TX
THE LAWN AT WHITE OAK MUSIC HALL

05.22.16
DALLAS, TX
THE BOMB FACTORY

05.25.16
SALT LAKE CITY, UT
RED BUTTE GARDEN AMPHITHEATRE

05.27.16
SAN DIEGO, CA
CAL COAST CREDIT UNION OPEN AIR THEATRE

05.28.16
SANTA BARBARA, CA
SANTA BARBARA BOWL

05.29.16
NAPA, CA
BOTTLEROCK MUSIC FESTIVAL

05.31.16
PORTLAND, OR
ARLENE SCHNITZER CONCERT HALL

06.1.16
BURNABY, BC, CANADA
DEER LAKE PARK
Tickets purchased for Orpheum Theatre will be honored

06.3.16
REDMOND, WA
MARYMOOR PARK

06.4.16
REDMOND, WA
MARYMOOR PARK

06.5.16
REDMOND, WA
MARYMOOR PARK

06.7.16
MORRISON, CO
RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE

06.8.16
MORRISON, CO
RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE

06.10.16
KANSAS CITY, MO
KC LIVE! @ POWER & LIGHT DISTRICT

06.11.16
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
MURAT THEATRE AT OLD NATIONAL CENTRE

06.12.16
ST. LOUIS, MO
PEABODY OPERA HOUSE

06.14.16
ST. PAUL, MN
ROY WILKINS AUDITORIUM
Tickets purchased for Myth will be honored

06.15.16
MILWAUKEE, WI
BMO HARRIS PAVILION
Tickets purchased for Riverside Theater will be honored

06.17.16
CAMDEN, NJ
RADIO 104.5 BIRTHDAY SHOW

06.19.16
CHICAGO, IL
CHICAGO THEATRE

06.24.16
PILTON, SOMERSET, UNITED KINGDOM
GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL

07.8.16
QUEBEC CITY, QC, CANADA
FESTIVAL D’ETE

07.9.16
OTTAWA, ON, CANADA
OTTAWA BLUESFEST

07.14.16
BERNE, SWITZERLAND
GURTENFESTIVAL

07.17.16
SUFFOLK, UNITED KINGDOM
LATITUDE FESTIVAL

07.20.16
GARDONE RIVIERA, ITALY
ANFITEATRO DEL VITTORIALE

07.21.16
SESTO AL REGHENA, ITALY
SEXTO ‘NPLUGGED

07.28.16
TORONTO, ON, CANADA
MOLSON CANADIAN AMPHITHEATRE

07.29.16
MONTREAL, QC, CANADA
OSHEAGA FESTIVAL

07.30.16
COOPERSTOWN, NY
OMMEGANG BREWERY

07.31.16
BURLINGTON, VT
WATERFRONT PARK

08.3.16
BROOKLYN, NY
PROSPECT PARK BANDSHELL

08.5.16
PORTLAND, ME
THOMPSON’S POINT

08.6.16
ASBURY PARK, NJ
STONE PONY SUMMERSTAGE

08.16.16
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
SZIGET FESTIVAL

08.18.16
ST. POELTEN, AUSTRIA
FREQUENCY FESTIVAL

08.19.16
HASSELT, BELGIUM
PUKKELPOP

08.20.16
TRONDHEIM, NORWAY
PSTEREO FESTIVAL

09.7.16
BOSTON, MA
BLUE HILLS BANK PAVILION

09.8.16
BOSTON, MA
BLUE HILLS BANK PAVILION

09.10.16
COLUMBIA, MD
MERRIWEATHER POST PAVILION

09.13.16
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
NTELOS WIRELESS PAVILION

09.15.16
CARY, NC
CARY’S KOKA BOOTH AMPHITHEATRE

09.16.16
RICHMOND, VA
CLASSIC AMPHITHEATER AT RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

09.17.16
CHARLESTON, SC
VOLVO CARS STADIUM

09.20.16
NASHVILLE, TN
ASCEND AMPHITHEATER

09.23.16
LOUISVILLE, KY
WATERFRONT PARK

09.24.16
ROCHESTER HILLS, MI
MEADOW BROOK AMPHITHEATRE

09.29.16
AUSTIN, TX
AUSTIN360 AMPHITHEATER

09.30.16
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
ZOO AMPHITHEATRE

10.1.16
ROGERS, AR
WALMART ARKANSAS MUSIC PAVILION

10.4.16
PHOENIX, AZ
COMERICA THEATRE

10.5.16
LOS ANGELES, CA
HOLLYWOOD BOWL

11.7.16
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
HEINEKEN MUSIC HALL