Fleet Foxes

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Sep 24, 2017 – 7:30 PM

  • Fleet Foxes
  • Beach House

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Fleet Foxes: Reminiscent of what Folk-rock music was during its heyday, the guys from Fleet Foxes are quickly reviving an entire genre. Fleet Foxes tour dates are currently scheduled internationally throughout Summer, 2011 in support of their upcoming sophomore effort, "Helplessness Blues."

The Seattle based group began as a duo when Robin Pecknold and Skyler Skelset met in high school. They quickly formed a bond over their musical idols, Bob Dylan and Neil Young, and sought to create original music from that generation's mold. With Pecknold on vocals and Skelset on guitar, the duo quickly began to garner local attention for their throwback style. They got their break when they were noticed by Seattle based producer, Phil Ek, who had produced records for the Shins and Modest Mouse. Ek helped them produce their debut EP, "Fleet Foxes," which they sold at their performances. Fleet Foxes concert dates were booked at local Seattle venues in support of the EP.

By the end of 2007, the band was attracting attention through their MySpace music page and through word of mouth from their awesome live shows. The publicity soon reached the desks of A&R execs and the band was quickly signed to Seattle based label, Sub Pop. During this time, the band quickly compiled a sophomore EP, "Sun Giant," that they had only intended to sell on the road. The EP became a fan favorite and gained industry attention with Billboard and Rolling Stone praising their Crosby, Stills, and Nash inspired harmonies. Fleet Foxes concert performances were booked at 2008's SXSW festival in Austin as well as the Sasquatch! Festival in Europe, where they were also well received.

Fleet Foxes concert schedule included a 2008 national headlining tour and a brief visit to Europe. The duo expanded to a foursome with the addition of Christian Wargo and J. Tilman on guitars and drums. The group quickly ushered themselves into the recording studio to craft their self-titled debut LP in 2008, which was released in June. The album received a four star rating from Rolling Stone and was heralded as an "instant classic" by the UK's "Guardian". The album was commercially successful in Europe where it sold 200k plus copies and gained platinum status in the UK.

Fleet Foxes tour dates were scheduled internationally in support of their debut. Their concert dates in Australia and the UK were completely sold out! Following the hype, the band booked performances on Saturday Night Live and dates across Europe during 2009. More recently, the band is gearing up for the release of their sophomore set, "Helplessness Blues," this May, 2011. Pecknold has stated that the album was inspired by sixties psychedelic folk-rock and that they intended for the album to have a raw and genuine sound. To support the upcoming sophomore set, Fleet Foxes concert dates have been announced and they will make stops across North America and Europe throughout Summer, 2011. A good portion of Fleet Foxes tour dates are close to being sold out. Use Eventful as your source of information about the Fleet Foxes concert schedule and venue information.

Beach House: While many musical duos stick to the formula of one guitarist and one drummer, dream pop band Beach House is letting a drum machine do the percussion work to let Alex Scally's slide guitar and Victoria Legrand's organ shine through. Though Beach House's three albums and tour dates have been praised by critics, this Baltimore duo remain a local and underground success, which is just fine with their fans. However, with Beach House's skill growing more and more well known, as it will on upcoming 2011 tour dates, they might not stay underground for much longer.

Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand met through a mutual friend after Legrand moved from Paris to Baltimore. Thanks to Pitchfork's enthusiasm over the duo -- including Pitchfork Media releasing Beach House's first "single", "Apple Orchard" -- they released their self-titled debut album in 2006. The album became a great start for Beach House, and the duo received even more acclaim for their second album, Devotion. The album featured a guest appearance by Daniel Johnston and led to much larger tour dates, including a performance at SXSW.

While Beach House became a hit from the start, it is their latest album, Teen Dream, that has brought them widespread acclaim; thanks, in part, to production from their new label, Sub Pop. It led to even more music festival appearances in 2010, and includes a couple of remaining tour dates in 2011. Beach House's remaining concert dates that are scheduled for 2011 are at the Fuji Rock Festival on July 31 and at Iceland Airwaves on October 13. It's likely that more performances will be added in the near future, so check Eventful for all the latest on Beach House's 2011 tour dates.