By Radio.com Staff
Mumford & Sons returned to the stage at the historic Ed Sullivan Theater Tuesday night for a rousing nine-song set, which had David Letterman’s studio audience on their feet the entire time.
“Thank you so much for being here,” frontman Marcus Mumford told the audience. “This feels like an album launch party or something. It’s such a relief to finally have that f—ing out.”
Suffering from a bit of a cough, Mumford took a sip from a cup and joked, “I’m gonna need a lot more whiskey for this, actually,” as he launched into “Ditmas,” a track from the new album, Wilder Mind.
Throughout the performance Mumford juggled guitars several times, each specifically designed for a particular song. By the end of the set, Mumford looked as if he’d just finished a soccer game, winded and drenched in sweat.
Mumford’s audience was one of the final groups to watch Letterman in action before he says his final goodbye on May 20.\