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©AP/ Ben Lovett
© AP/ Ben Lovett
Mumford & Sons reluctant to tour India after being booed off stage


Folk stars Mumford & Sons are reluctant to tour India again after they were booed offstage in Calcutta at their worst ever gig.

The British rockers hit the road to promote their 2009 debut album, "Sigh No More," playing every venue that would take them - and they ended up in some unlikely concert halls.

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Keyboardist Ben Lovett insists two of their toughest dates were in India, telling Britain's The Sun, "The time we went to India... It wasn't really our fault. The infrastructure just wasn't there for touring. One night in Calcutta a woman was shouting at us to go home."

String bassist Ted Dwane adds, "Your first album is always a learning process. You're scared to miss things and feel you have to play as many places as you can but we had some awful shows that we won't want to repeat...

"In Hyderabad, we had to resort to being a trip-hop band as we couldn't hire any instruments we needed. Ben was there with a little Casio keyboard like the one kids play on. It was literally toy instruments.

"Only 15 people turned up - and they were all English anyway."

Feb 15, 2013 6:39PM
I think they're brilliant. To each their own, I suppose.
Sep 24, 2012 8:59AM
I watched them on SNL the other night....blech! I couldn't wait for the song to end. I DVR'd the rest of the show, so I could fast forward through the second song.....They are horrible.
Sep 21, 2012 11:23AM
It wasn't just India. They totally sucked in Maine, too. These guys are horrible.
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