Music Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons performs Saturday, August 31, 2013, at Troy Memorial Stadium during a Gentlemen of the Road Stopover tour in Troy, Ohio. AP Photo.

Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons performs Saturday, August 31, 2013, at Troy Memorial Stadium during a Gentlemen of the Road Stopover tour in Troy, Ohio. AP Photo.

Ottumwa trying to lure Mumford & Sons to play a show there

Published on September 19th, 2013 | by Associated Press

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — A small southeast Iowa city is hoping a video of residents performing to Mumford & Sons music will convince the English folk rock band to play for their community.

Organizers behind the Bridge View Center, a venue in Ottumwa that features music concerts and other performances, recently shot about six hours of footage for a promotional video that includes students and city leaders. The video will soon be sent to the band.

The Ottumwa Courier reports the video features the band’s hit song, “I Will Wait,” but changes the words to “We can’t wait.”

A message for the band’s publicist was not immediately returned Thursday.

Mumford & Sons recently made U.S. stops as part of the Gentlemen of the Road concert series, including to Troy, Ohio, and Guthrie, Okla.


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