Mumford & Sons Storm Barclays Center

Mumford & Sons play a booming set to a sold out Barclays Center in the first of two shows at the Brooklyn venue

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Mumford & Sons play a booming set to a sold out Barclays Center in the first of two shows at the Brooklyn venue. Photos by Michel Dussack
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First to take the stage was British singer-songwriter Ben Howard. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The singer performed for about thirty minutes, though it wasn't until the end of his set that the audience realized he was the voice behind single "Only Love". Photos by Michel Dussack
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Ben Howard was accompanied by a bassist who also provided backup vocals. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Ben Howard even used his guitar as an impromptu drum during his set. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Next on the bill were The Felice Brothers, from upstate New York. Vocalist Ian Felice also plays guitar for the band. Photos by Michel Dussack
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James Felice plays accordion and piano for the band. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Drummer Dave Turbeville had a constant red light on him throughout the band's set. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Christmas Clapton provided bass for the band that blended country and folk music. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Greg Farley played a variety of instruments for the band including a washboard, fiddle, and synthesizer. Photos by Michel Dussack
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At 10pm sharp, the curtain hiding the stage was lifted and Mumford & Sons immediately began playing "Babel" the lead track off their latest album of the same name. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Winston Marshall plays a variety of instruments for the band including banjo and electric guitar. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Main vocalist Marcus Mumford plays acoustic guitar, mandolin, kick drum, and even sings from a full drum kit at times. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Ted Dwane plays double bass, electric bass, drums and guitar depending on the song. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Ben Lovett plays keyboards, accordion, electric guitar, and drums depending on the need of the particular song being played. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The band have had a meteoric rise to fame, playing tiny venues like Bowery Ballroom just three years ago. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Mumford & Sons also bring along a variety of backing musicians (including a brass section) to play with them to fill out their songs. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Mumford & Sons played for about an hour and forty five minutes, with their set spanning nineteen songs from their two albums. Photos by Michel Dussack
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At some points during their set it seemed the 18,000+ member audience was louder than the band, particularly during their bigger hits. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Indeed, this was just the first of two-sold out nights at the arena for the band, with the second occurring next week, after an appearance on The Grammys.
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