Fleet Foxes Announce Release of Second Album
The Fleet Foxes have announced the release of their highly anticipated sophomore effort, "Helplessness Blues." The LP will hit stores May 3 on Sub Pop/Bella Union Records.
The followup to the Fleet Foxes' eponymous debut was mixed and co-produced by engineer Phil Ek, who previously produced such indie acts as Built to Spill, Modest Mouse, and The Shins. The Seattle folk rockers share producing credit with Ek.
The 12-song LP was recorded at Avast Recording, Bear Creek Studios, Dreamland Studios, and Reciprocal Recording over a year, according to Billboard.
The folk outfit released the album's title track as a single available for free download on Monday, and announced tour dates for a 2011 jaunt. Tickets go on sale Feb. 4.
Here are the released dates:
April 30: Vancouver, B.C. (The Vogue Theatre)
May 1: Portland, Ore. (Crystal Ballroom)
May 3: Seattle, Wa. (Moore Theatre)
May 5: Oakland, Calif. (Fox Theater)
May 6: San Diego, Calif. (Spreckels Theatre)
May 7: Hollywood Calif. (Hollywood Palladium)
May 8: Tucson, Ariz. (Rialto Theatre)
May 10: Austin, Texas (Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater)
May 11: Dallas, Texas (Palladium Ballroom)
May 13: Nashville, Tenn. (Ryman Auditorium)
May 14: Atlanta, Ga. (The Tabernacle)
May 15: Washington, D.C. (DAR Constitution Hall)
May 17: Boston, Mass. (Orpheum Theatre)
May 18: New York N.Y. (The United Palace Theatre)
May 21: Upper Darby, Pa. (Tower Theatre)
May 25: Berlin, Germany (Astra)
May 26: Munich, Germany (Dachau Summer of Music)
May 30: Paris, France (Bataclan)
May 31: London, U.K. (Hammersmith Apollo)
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