The Lumineers

The Lumineers share “Cleopatra” video

The Lumineers have shared a moving music video for their second single, “Cleopatra,” off their sophomore album of the same name, which tells the story of a woman named Manana from the Republic of Georgia. Click here to watch / share.

Directed by Isaac Ravishankara (Ellie Goulding, Hozier, Phantogram) the video for “Cleopatra” is the first of a series that tells the story of the album with the same name. To be presented in reverse-chronological order, we begin with Cleo as a divorced taxi driver – age 55. The video follows her through a day in her life as she gives rides to various passengers. With all the people she sees throughout the day, she can’t help but see herself in their lives… especially the last passenger she picks up – her son, having just returned home.

The Lumineers appear in the video at 1:26 as Cleopatra sees them heading out of town at the airport. She knows she’s seen them before somewhere, or maybe just that she’ll see them again somewhere down the road.

Cleopatra was the bedrock of the album,” Wesley says of the tune. The singer and his wife came to know her through a friend. “She drives taxis and is this badass lady – she’ll pick you up at the airport with a cigarette hanging out her mouth and a beer can between her legs,” he says. 

The Lumineers’ sophomore album Cleopatra has reached No. 1 on the Top 200 Soundscan Chart (Canada), the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart (U.S.) as well as the Official Albums Chart Top 100 (UK). It is the first No. 1 album from Dine Alone and Dualtone Music (an Entertainment One Company) this year. Cleopatra is available to purchase via the Dine Alone webstore here and iTunes here

The Cleopatra World Tour kicked off its first leg of US dates to glowing reviews, with The Dallas Morning News raving, “It’s not unusual to hear fans singing along at concerts, but it’s a little more rare when a sold-out crowd can recite every song in a set.” The group has a number of Canadian dates lined up this month, including festival plays in Quebec, Ottawa and Montreal, as well as a Toronto headliner at Molson Amphitheatre, which sold out in mere minutes. Full Canadian dates listed below.


July 8 – Quebec @ Festival d’été de Québec
July 9 – Ottawa @ RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest
July 28 – Toronto @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 29 – Montreal @ Osheaga
Sept 3 – Calgary @ X-Fest Calgary
Sept 4 – Edmonton @ SONiC BOOM Festival

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