Mumford and Sons covered ‘Hurt‘ last night (9th March) on the Cleveland leg of their North American tour. Marcus Mumford and his band are touring to support their latest album ‘Delta’, which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 when it was released last November.
The band performed the track in Trent Reznor’s hometown at the Quicken Loans Arena. ‘Hurt‘ was released as part of Nine Inch Nails’ second album ‘The Downward Spiral‘ which celebrated its 25th year anniversary last Friday (8th March). The song has become one of the band’s most recognisable songs, which is partly due to Johnny Cash’s notable 2002 cover.
The song was met with loud applause from the Cleveland audience and despite the original’s dark and creepy atmosphere being far from Mumford and Sons warm and uplifting sound, the band was successful in adapting the track into a sweeping piano and guitar ballad.
Mumford and Sons have been announced as the final headliner for this years All Points East festival in London’s Victoria Park on June 1st. They will be supported by other big names such as Dizzee Rascal, Leon Bridges and The Vaccines.