Fleet Foxes have announced plans to tour the U.S. in 2018. Riding off the success of their 2017 comeback album “Crack-Up” and its subsequent world tour, the band have put together a new tour in the US. The journey will take them through mostly Southern states, playing various venues throughout Florida, South Carolina, and Tennessee, including a stop at the historic Ryman auditorium in Nashville.
“Crack-Up” proved to be a monumental album for the Fleet Foxes, who were considered all but defunct after wrapping up touring for their 2011 release “Helplessness Blues.” After years of silence, a time in which lead singer and songwriter Robin Pecknold attended Columbia University in New York City and trekked around the world, they announced a new album was in the works. “Crack-Up” was the eventual release, coming out in Summer 2017, and receiving praise from critics and fans alike.
The power of “Crack-Up” is in its mythology. The album rides off of Pecknold’s esoteric lyricism and grand ideas, mixing them with a sound that has only grown more refined over time. The band is able to find that balance between pop accessibility and experimental ambition that so many groups strive for, and is one of the elements that makes their live shows a journey worth taking.
The feel of the album is well captured by its last song, also titled “Crack-Up:”
“So the mind won’t lie
And the arm won’t set
And the bright red eye isn’t off you yet
So the words won’t come
And the hand won’t touch
And a midnight sun doesn’t look like much
As an iris contracts, facing the day
I can tell you’ve cracked
Like a china plate”
And later, finding what comes after cracking up:
Will I understand?
Ooh, ooh, ooh
Dividing tide far as I can see
All fades through but my light of you, as Ylajali”
You can read Lemonwire’s full review of “Crack-Up” here.
Take a look through the tour dates for Fleet Foxes below.
Fleet Foxes 2018 Tour Dates
March 1 – Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
March 2 – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre
March 3 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues Orlando
March 4 – Miami, FL @ The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason Theatre
March 6 – North Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Performing Arts
March 9 – Jackson, MS @ Thalia Mara Hall
March 10 – Memphis, TN @ Cannon Center for the Performing Arts
March 11 – Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen
March 12 – New Orleans, LA @ Orpheum Theatre
May 21 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium