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The Lumineers at the Vogue Theatre

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The Lumineers at the Vogue Theatre, Vancouver Dec 3 2012. Christopher Edmonstone photo.

Photos - The Lumineers at the Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, Dec 3 2012

– photos by Christopher Edmonstone

The Lumineers at the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver Monday night.

The Denver-based band scored a gold record this year in Canada, the first International Gold certified artist for Dine Alone Records. It’s also the first International Gold record for the trio, who released their debut self-titled album via Dine Alone/Dualtone in Canada on April 3.

The Lumineers’ success in the few months after releasing their debut LP includes a hit single, “Ho Hey”. The song was a top 15 single on the U.S. Top 40 as well as Top 10 at Hot AC and #1 at Alternative and Triple A. It is Top 10 at iTunes UK, alongside the LP, which is in the Top 15. The track also hit #1 on Modern Rock radio in Canada, is the #1 most added track at CHR and the #2 most added at all formats.

The Lumineers were formed by Wesley Schultz, and Jeremiah Fraites in New York in 2002. After battling the city’s music scene and high cost of living, the two headed for Denver, where they met cellist Neyla Pekarek.

The Lumineers have also performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman and NPR’s All Things Considered. The band’s live shows have earned praise from the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and the LA Times, which noted of the band’s music, “This is roots rock delivered with Arcade Fire-like grandeur… It’s showmanship, sure, as [The] Lumineers’ songs are packed with crowd singalongs and call-and-response vocals, but it’s also irresistibly fun.”

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