are still riding a towering wave of momentum after the June release of their first album in over half a decade, and the band has announced today that they will bring the acclaimed Crack-Up (and the rest of their beloved catalog) to life across the U.S. in 2018.
The band’s tour focuses primarily on the South, with nine shows set for March—four of which are in Florida, for some reason—and a 10th in May. The run begins in Tampa on March 1, with Fleet Foxes working their way through South Carolina, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama and Louisiana before taking some time off, then playing Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium on May 21. Tickets for the tour go on sale this Friday, Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. local time.
Crack-Up made Paste’s list of this year’s best albums—in his review, Ben Salmon described the record as “at once sumptuous and ambitious, a serpentine journey from the center of harmony-drenched folk-pop out to the edge of Pecknold’s brain and back. It is lovely, strange and generous, and ultimately a very welcome return for the Seattle band.” Amen to that.
Fleet Foxes recently released a special-edition 10” EP for Record Store Day’s Black Friday, The Electric Lady Session, comprising four Crack-Up cuts performed and recorded live at New York’s legendary Electric Lady Studios.
Watch a 2009 Fleet Foxes performance from the Paste Cloud below, stream or purchase Crack-Up here and find the band’s 2018 tour dates in both text and animated poster form further down.
Fleet Foxes Tour Dates:
05 – Norway, Oslo @ Sentrum Scene (SOLD OUT)
06 – Norway, Oslo @ Sentrum Scene (SOLD OUT)
30 – Australia, Lorne, Victoria @ Falls Festival (SOLD OUT)
31 – Australia, Tasmania @ Falls Festival (SOLD OUT)
01 – Australia, Byron Bay NSW @ Falls Festival (SOLD OUT)
03 – Australia, Melbourne, VIC @ Palais Theatre
06 – Australia, Fremantle, WA @ Falls Festival (SOLD OUT)
09 – New Zealand, Auckland @ Powerstation
11 – New Zealand, Wellington @ Opera House
14 – Singapore, Singapore @ Esplande Theatre
16 – Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur @ KL Live
18 – Japan, Tokyo @ Zepp DiverCity
19 – Japan, Osaka @ Big Cat
01 – Tampa, Fla. @ The Ritz Ybor
02 – Saint Augustine, Fla. @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre
03 – Orlando, Fla. @ House of Blues Orlando
04 – Miami Beach, Fla. @ The Fillmore Miami Beach
06 – North Charleston, S.C. @ North Charleston Performing Arts
09 – Jackson, Miss. @ Thalia Mara Hall
10 – Memphis, Tenn. @ Cannon Center for the Performing Arts
11 – Mobile, Ala. @ Soul Kitchen
12 – New Orleans, La. @ Orpheum Theater
21 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Ryman Auditorium
30 – Roskilde, Denmark at Roskilde Festival
01-07 – Roskilde, Denmark @ Roskilde Festival
12-14 – Madrid, Spain @ Mad Cool Festival