Fleet Foxes

Fleet Foxes Book North American Tour, Announce Album Release

Like a white winter hymnal on a frigid January day comes good news that Fleet Foxes' second album, Helplessness Blues, will be released by Sub Pop on the very springtime date of May 3.

The sextet has also announced plans for North American and European tours, beginning April 30 in Vancouver and reaching New York's The United Palace Theater on May 18. Tickets are on sale beginning Tuesday, February 1 at  9 a.m. PST through Fleet Foxes' website (and you can pre-order the album at the same time).

It took a year to record and mix the 12-song album, co-produced by Fleet Foxes and Phil Ek, who produced Fleet Foxes' eponymous debut as well as albums for Band of Horses and The Shins. As a sneak preview, the band is offering up a download of the the album's title track here and Sub Pop is taking pre-orders for Helplessness Blues now.

Fleet Foxes North American Tour
04/30/11 Vancouver BC @ The Vogue Theatre *
05/01/11 Portland OR @ Crystal Ballroom*
05/03/11 Seattle WA @ Moore Theatre*
05/05/11 Oakland CA @ Fox Theater**
05/06/11 San Diego CA @ Spreckels Theatre*
05/07/11 Hollywood CA @ Hollywood Palladium*
05/08/11 Tucson AZ @ Rialto Theatre*
05/10/11 Austin TX @ Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater*
05/11/11 Dallas TX @ Palladium Ballroom *
05/13/11 Nashville TN @ Ryman Auditorium*
05/14/11 Atlanta GA @ The Tabernacle*
05/15/11 Washington DC @ DAR Constitution Hall*
05/17/11 Boston MA @ Orpheum Theatre*
05/18/11 New York NY @ The United Palace Theatre*
05/21/11 Upper Darby PA @ Tower Theatre***

* On sale to general public Feb 4
** On sale to general public Feb 6
*** On sale date TBA

UK and European Tour
05/25/11 Berlin, Germany @ Astra*
05/26/11 Munich, Germany @ Dachau Summer of Music*
05/28/11 Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound**
05/30/11 Paris, France @ Bataclan*
05/31/11 London, England @ Hammersmith Apollo*
*On sale to general public Feb 4 at 9am local time
**Currently on sale


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