Seattle-native indie-folk outfit Fleet Foxes have announced their first U.S. dates of 2018. The tour will take them through the Southeast over the course of 9 nights in March, with performances scheduled in four Florida cities (Tampa, St. Augustine, Orlando, and Miami) as well as Charleston, SC, Jackson, MS, Memphis, TN, Mobile, AL, and New Orleans, LA. Finally, the band will play a one-off show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN on May 21st.
Before reconvening for their new 2017 album, the band had been on hiatus since the release of 2011’s Helplessness Blues. They spent much of 2017 on the road in support of Crack Up, wrapping an extensive North American trek in October. They are currently in the midst of a European tour, which will wrap with a show in Oslo, Norway tonight before the band heads to Falls Festival in Australia over New Year’s weekend.
This past summer, Phish surprised their audience by incorporating a cover of Fleet Foxes’ “White Winter Hymnal” into their “Powdered Donut”-themed setlist. Pecknold acknowledged the out-of-left-field crossover in a series of Instagram comments, proclaiming it to be “so wild.” Later that week, during a performance in Portland, ME, he acknowledged the strange new Phish connection once again from the stage, mustering a brief nod to Phish’s “Bouncin’ Around The Room” before joking “oh on, um, we’re trying to learn–ok, this is a Phish song…what we’re about to play, this is a Phish song” and launching into “White Winter Hymnal”. Watch the video here.
Tickets for Fleet Foxes 2018 concerts go on sale December 9th at 10 a.m. local time. Additional information is available on the band’s website.
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
[Cover photo via Kyle Johnson for the New York Times]