June 11, 2017

Peaks of Takachiho Volcano, Kagoshima-Miyazaki, Japan, 1964
© Keisuke Katano for the Hiroshi Hamaya Estate.




Fleet Foxes have released the third song  from their highly anticipated new album Crack-Up, titled ‘If You Need To, Keep Time on Me’.  The album will stream in its entirety via NPR First Listen beginning tomorrow (Jun 8), and become widely available via Nonesuch Records on June 16.  Fleet Foxes will perform on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on June 16 and on CBS This Morning on June 17.  Fleet Foxes previously released two tracks off of Crack-Up, both to critical praise. The first, ’Third of May / Ōdaigahara, is a nearly nine-minute epic powered by piano and electric twelve-string guitar, string quartet, and the group’s trademark sparkling harmonies.  The second is ‘Fool’s Errand’, featuring an eerie and beautiful music video directed by Sean Pecknold, with art direction by Adi Goodrich and produced by Society.

‘A rich, ideas-driven record which pulls off a pretty unlikely feat: infusing Fleet Foxes’ music with the same sense of transcendence and beauty that they managed the first time, now delivered with an added sense of expansive musical ambition.  Confirms that rarest of achievements: a group somehow hanging on to the essence of who they are, while pushing their art into thrillingly unforeseen places.’ – Q 


‘At a time when indie-rock seems to be growing more culturally marginal by the day, Crack-Up is a defiant artistic statement, an album that dares to feel important.’  – New York Times

‘Fleet Foxes’ new full-length record, is chiefly concerned with finding peace amid chaos. It’s also more dissonant and plainly mesmeric than anything the band has made before, and filled with these beautiful little half-admissions of inadequacy.’ – Pitchfork


‘Likely to be the most remarkable album you will hear this year…  The return of one of the most original bands of this century.’The Times


‘Astonishing.  Crack-Up may be the most anticipated release of the year, a welcome return.  Ambitious, mature, meticulous.’ – Uncut

Fleet Foxes recently kicked off a massive international tour with a series of intimate shows in the Pacific Northwest.  The band was warmly welcomed back to the stage by what Seattle Weekly described as ‘a rapt, adoring crowd’.  The Seattle Times noted of their return, ‘It’s almost unheard of for a band to disappear for this long, and then come back as big as ever.’  The following week the band opened this year’s Vivid Live festival with four sold out nights at the Sydney Opera House, described by The Australian as ‘a spellbinding display of Fleet Foxes’ originality and vocal and instrumental dexterity.’

Fleet Foxes 2017 International Tour Dates

June 23 | France, Lille at ‘Aéronef

June 24 | Netherlands, Ewijk at Down The Rabbit Hole

July 1 | Spain, Vilanova i la Geltrú at Vida Festival

July 3 | Italy, Ferrara at Bands Apart

July 4 | Switzerland, Montreux at Montreux Jazz Festival

July 7 | Spain, Bilbao at Bilbao BBK Live

July 8 | Portugal, Lisbon at NOS Alive Festival

July 11 | Ireland, Cork at Cork Opera House

July 13 | Ireland, Dublin at The Iveagh Gardens

July 14 | Ireland, Dublin at The Iveagh Gardens (SOLD OUT)

July 16 | United Kingdom, Southwold at Latitude Festival

July 27 | Portland, ME at Thompson’s Point

July 28 | Newport, RI at Newport Folk Festival (SOLD OUT)

July 29 | Columbia, MD at Merriweather Post Pavilion w/ Animal Collective

July 31 | Philadelphia, PA at Mann Center for the Performing Arts w/ Animal Collective

August 1 | Brooklyn, NY at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival at the Prospect Park Bandshell (SOLD OUT)

August 2 | Brooklyn, NY at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival at the Prospect Park Bandshell

August 4 | Toronto, ON at Massey Hall (SOLD OUT)

August 5 | Toronto, ON at Massey Hall (SOLD OUT)

August 6 | Detroit, MI at The Masonic

August 8 | Kansas City, MO at The Midland

August 11 – 13 | San Francisco, CA at Outside Lands

August 13 | Las Vegas, NV at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan

August 14 | Tucson, AZ at Rialto Theatre

August 16 | Austin, TX at ACL Live at The Moody Theater (SOLD OUT)

August 17 | Austin, TX at ACL Live at The Moody Theater  (SOLD OUT)

August 18 | Dallas, TX at The Bomb Factory

September 13 | Vancouver, BC at Malkin Bowl  (SOLD OUT)

September 14 | Seattle, WA at Paramount Theatre  (SOLD OUT)

September 15 | Seattle, WA at Paramount Theatre

September 16 | Troutdale, OR at Edgefield Concerts (SOLD OUT)

September 18 | Reno, NV at Grand Theatre at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino

September 20 | Santa Barbara, CA at The Arlington Theatre

September 21 | San Diego, CA at Observatory North Park  (SOLD OUT)

September 23 | Los Angeles, CA at Hollywood Bowl w/ Beach House

September 24 | Phoenix, AZ at Comerica Theatre

September 25 | Santa Fe, NM at Santa Fe Opera

September 27 | Morrison, CO at Red Rocks Amphitheatre w/ Beach House  (SOLD OUT)

September 29 | Omaha, NE at Waiting Room Outdoors

September 30 | St. Paul, MN at The Palace Theatre  (SOLD OUT)

October 1 | St. Paul, MN at Palace Theatre

October 3 | Chicago, IL at Chicago Theatre  (SOLD OUT)

October 4 | Chicago IL at Chicago Theatre

November 1-5 | Reykjavik, Iceland at Iceland Airwaves

November 7 | Switzerland, Zurich at X-tra

November 8 | Austria, Vienna at Gasometer

November 9 | Croatia, Zagreb at Tvornica Kulture

November 12 | Germany, Hamburg at Docks

November 13 | Germany, Berlin at Columbiahalle

November 17 | Belgium, Brussels at Ancienne Belgique

November 18 | Belgium, Brussels at Ancienne Belgique

November 20 | France, Paris at Le Trianon

December 1 | Germany, Köln at Live Music Hall

December 03 | Sweden, Stockholm at Annexet (SOLD OUT)
December 04 | Sweden, Stockholm at Annexet

December 05 | Norway, Oslo at Sentrum Scene (SOLD OUT)
December 06 | Norway, Oslo at Sentrum Scene


1. I Am All That I Need / Arroyo Seco / Thumbprint Scar
2. Cassius, –
3. – Naiads, Cassadies
4. Kept Woman
5. Third of May / Ōdaigahara
6. If You Need To, Keep Time on Me
7. Mearcstapa
8. On Another Ocean (January / June)
9. Fool’s Errand
10. I Should See Memphis
11. Crack-Up

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About Fleet Foxes:

Crack-Up comes six years after the 2011 release of Helplessness Blues and nearly a decade since the band’s 2008 self-titled debut.  All eleven of the songs onCrack-Up were written by Robin Pecknold.   The album was co-produced by Pecknold and Skyler Skjelset, his longtime bandmate, collaborator, and childhood friend.

Fleet Foxes’ self-titled debut made a profound impact on the international musical landscape, earning them Uncut’s first ever Music Award Prize, and topping numerous ‘Best of’ lists, including Rolling Stone’s 100 Best Albums of the 2000s and Pitchfork’s 50 Best Albums of 2008.  Fleet Foxes is certified Gold in North America and Platinum in both the UK and Australia.  The follow-up album Helplessness Blues was met with the same critical praise as its predecessor (Mojo five stars, Rolling Stone four stars, Pitchfork Best New Music); that album debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200, went Gold in the UK, and earned the band a GRAMMY nomination.


Fleet Foxes is Robin Pecknold (vocals, multi-instrumentalist), Skyler Skjelset (multi-instrumentalist, vocals), Casey Wescott (multi-instrumentalist, vocals),Christian Wargo (multi-instrumentalist, vocals), and Morgan Henderson (multi-instrumentalist).


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