Mumford & Sons set new record at Detroit's Little Caesars Arena

Posted at 4:12 PM, Mar 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-02 10:56:50-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Jay-Z has 99 problems and now Mumford & Sons is one.

The British folk-rock band set a new record during their March 27 performance at Little Caesars Arena. Their show brought in a record-setting crowd for the Detroit arena, drawing 17,794 concert-goers.

It's the number one highest paid concert attendance to date since the arena's opening in 2017, said an LCA spokesperson.

The previous record-holder: American rapper, music exec and entrepreneur Jay-Z. He performed at the arena on Nov. 18. 2017.

The Oakland Press captured the band's reaction:

"It's not a competition, but...," a grinning Marcus Mumford said during Wednesday's encore as he danced a jig on the stage -- quickly adding, "We love Jay-Z...Jay-Z will be back."

LCA can seat a little more than 20,000 people.