FUTURE ISLANDS Announce Australian tour dates
Handsome Tours, Secret Sounds & Remote Control are thrilled to announce the Australian tour dates for Baltimore trio Future Islands. Following the release of their fifth studio album The Far Field (4AD /Remote Control), and having just played at Splendour In The Grass, the band will return for a run of headline shows and festival appearances this December 2017. The band will play in Sydney at the Metro Theatre, Brisbane at the Triffid, Melbourne at Croxton Hotel as well as Fairgrounds and Meredith festivals. Full details below.
Samuel, William and Gerrit began writing new material in January 2016 on the coast of North Carolina, and continued throughout the year in Baltimore before road-testing these songs at a series of secret shows under fake names. Later that year, they travelled to Los Angeles to record with Grammy Award-winning producer John Congleton at the legendary Sunset Sound, where everyone from The Beach Boys to Prince have laid down masterpieces.
A well seasoned band, both in the studio and on the stage, Future Islands have distilled the essence of their success and longevity to the themes that permeate their records: that there is power in emotional vulnerability, that one can find a way to laugh and cry in the same breath – and be stronger for it. It’s a statement that identifies their unique presence on stage, and soon Australian audiences will once again bear witness to Future Islands, in their dynamic glory.
Purchase / Stream The Far Field here: https://RemoteControlRec
FUTURE ISLANDS DECEMBER 2017
Saturday 2 December @ Fidelity Festival, Perth
Tuesday 5 December @ Metro Theatre, Sydney
Wednesday 6 December @ Triffid, Brisbane
Friday 8 December @ Fairgrounds Festival, Berry
Saturday 9 December @ Meredith Music Festival, Meredith
Monday 11 December @ Croxton Hotel, Melbourne
Pre-Sale: Thursday 7th September @ 9:00AM AEST
On-Sale: Friday 8th September @ 9:00AM AEST
For ticket info and enquiries visit Handsome Tours
PRAISE FOR FUTURE ISLANDS
★★★★ – The Age + Sydney Morning Herald
“Future Islands present more alternately euphoric and melancholy songs, though frontman Samuel T. Herring, a compelling modern blues man, now emotes a little world-wearily.” – The Herald Sun, ★★★★
“These sneakily seductive earworms will envelop you like a womb – shutting out all the bad, keeping in all the good.” – STACK
“The other surprise is Blondie icon Deborah Harry’s duet on Shadows, the penultimate track on an outing that nudges Future Islands just enough in fresh directions.” – The West Australian
“Future Islands have captured their humanity in all its sparkling, chaotic glory.” – DIY
“The more time I spend with this album, the more I suspect that its creators may be in the process of securing their place in the lineage of the Great American Rock Band… Amid the tumult of today’s America, the voices of unflinchingly honest, humane artists like Future Islands will only increase in their importance. We have much to learn from them.” – The Line Of Best Fit
Future Islands – ‘Ran’
Stream / Download: https://RemoteContro
Future Islands – The Far Field
Future Islands – Touring Australia December 2017! The Far Field is out now via 4AD / Remote Control Records.
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