Two-Time Grammy Nominated Band The Lumineers to Perform Their First-Ever USO Show in Italy
USO Concert Featuring The Lumineers takes place today December 5, 2013 at the U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza, Italy.
Two-time Grammy nominated folk-rock band The Lumineers to join the USO in making sure "Every Moment Counts" this holiday season by performing a free USO/Armed Forces Entertainment concert for troops at U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza in Italy on December 5. The first USO experience for the group, the 90-minute USO show is open to all military ID holders and will take place in the Sports and Fitness Center Gymnasium on Caserma Ederle at 5 p.m.
Joining the company of Stephen King, Myron Mixon and Adam Richman in supporting the USO's "Every Moment Counts" campaign and visiting troops this holiday, The Lumineers have a profound respect for America's Armed Forces. Once the visit concludes, the band will head to Germany, where they will perform three shows in three days, followed by Denmark and Sweden.
The Lumineers got their start in 2005 when childhood friends Westley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites began writing songs and performing together in New York. Relocating to Denver, the duo paired up with classically training multi-instrumentalist Neyla Pekarek and fellow band mates Stelth Ulvang and Ben Wahamaki. On the road for the better part of three straight years, The Lumineers are steady attracting a devout fan base with such hits as "Ho Hey" and "Stubborn Love." To date, the band has sold more than two million copies of their debut self-titled album worldwide and are currently set to perform sold out shows in Brussels, Zurich and Berlin in early December.
The Lumineers frontman Wesley Schultz: "Figuring out how to say the most with the fewest amount of words has always been my biggest challenge in song writing. Our upcoming USO visit to Vicenza is no different, it's our way of saying 'thank you' to troops for EVERYTHING they do for us - the hard work they put in to protect us, the time they sacrifice away from their loved ones to serve us and the precious moments they give up for us to enjoy everyday."