Fleet Foxes are following up a fantastic spring tour with Blitzen Trapper with dates scheduled across the country, including some festivals like Sasquatch and Lollapalooza. I totally love this band and I’ve gotten a chance to see them a few times now, once at the Independent and then a few weeks back at the Fillmore with the aforementioned openers, Blitzen Trapper. Their opening set has me sold that they’re going to be huge very soon, and one day I will get to say that I smoked a jay with the drummer while upstairs at the Mohawk at the Hot Freaks Party at SXSW 2008. Scandalous!
SO ANYWAY, Fleet Foxes played a fantastic set at the sold-out Fillmore show. They did a couple new songs and really showed that they had progressed as a live band, especially with front-man Robin Pecknold now standing up for the duration of their set. When they played the Indy he was sitting down, which honestly seems a lot more to the vibe of what kind of sound and mood they’re trying to create during their set. It’s not jammy even though you want to dance to some of the grooves, but all of that stops when the band lets their instruments fade and their vocals carry. Nothing can touch it when these guys hit a note together.
Fleet Foxes Tour Dates
5/25/09 – George, WA – Sasquatch Festival – Gorge Amphitheatre
7/29/09 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club**
7/30/09 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory**
7/31/09 – Jersey City, NJ – All Points West – Liberty State Park
8/1/09 – Newport, RI – Newport Folk Festival – Fort Adams State Park
8/03/09 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis Theatre**
8/04/09 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall**
8/05/09 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Theatre **
8/07/09 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza – Grant Park
8/09/09 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
** (on-sale May 9th)