MON, JAN 31, 2011 at 12:19 AM

Fleet Foxes Announce Second Album, Helplessness Blues, Pre-Order NOW


Fleet Foxes Announce the Release of Second Album, Helplessness Blues, Out May 3rd, 2011
& Tour Dates in North America, London and Europe

On May 3rd Fleet Foxes will release Helplessness Blues (Sub Pop/Bella Union), the much-anticipated follow up to their 2008 self-titled debut. The release of the twelve-track album will coincide with the band’s first North American tour dates since August 2009 followed by a string of UK and European dates. The tour will begin in Vancouver on April 30th and end in London England. More tour information, including North American ticket pre-sale, provided below. Fleet Foxes have made the title-track of the album available for download now.

Helplessness Blues was recorded over the course of a year at Avast Recording, Bear Creek Studios, Dreamland Studios, and Reciprocal Recording. The album was recorded and mixed by Phil Ek and co-produced by Fleet Foxes and Ek. The piece that appears on the album cover was illustrated by Seattle artist Toby Liebowitz and painted by Chris Alderson. Fleet Foxes is Robin Pecknold, Skyler Skjelset, Christian Wargo, Casey Wescott, Josh Tillman and Morgan Henderson.

Pre-order the album here.

Fleet Foxes North American Tour

Beginning Tuesday, February 1st at 9:00 AM Pacific time, tickets can be purchased online at Ticket prices will vary. Fleet Foxes pre-sale tickets are available while supplies last.

04/30/11 Sat – Vancouver BC @ The Vogue Theatre
05/01/11 Sun – Portland OR @ Crystal Ballroom
05/03/11 Tue – Seattle WA @ Moore Theatre
05/05/11 Thu – Oakland CA @ Fox Theater
05/06/11 Fri – San Diego CA @ Spreckels Theatre
05/07/11 Sat – Hollywood CA @ Hollywood Palladium
05/08/11 Sun – Tucson AZ @ Rialto Theatre
05/10/11 Tue – Austin TX @ Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater
05/11/11 Wed – Dallas TX @ Palladium Ballroom
05/13/11 Fri – Nashville TN @ Ryman Auditorium
05/14/11 Sat – Atlanta GA @ The Tabernacle
05/15/11 Sun – Washington DC @ DAR Constitution Hall
05/17/11 Tue – Boston MA @ Orpheum Theatre
05/18/11 Wed – New York NY @ The United Palace Theatre
05/21/11 Sat – Upper Darby PA @ Tower Theatre

UK and European Tour

05/25/11 Wed – Berlin, Germany @ Astra
05/26/11 Thu – Munich, Germany @ Dachau Summer of Music
05/28/11 Sat – Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound
05/30/11 Mon – Paris, France @ Bataclan
05/31/11 Tue – London, England @ Hammersmith Apollo

Posted by Alissa Gallivan