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AAA Music | 21 May 2019

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FLEET FOXES announce second album ‘Helplessness Blues’ and download new song

| On 31, Jan 2011

On 2nd May 2011 FLEET FOXES will release “Helplessness Blues”, the much-anticipated follow up to their 2008 self-titled debut, on Bella Union records (Sub Pop in the US). The release of the twelve-track album will coincide with the band’s first North American tour dates since August 09 and will be followed by a string of UK and European tour dates. The tour will begin in Vancouver on 30th April and end inLondon. Fleet Foxes have made the title-track of the album available for download now from their website

Helplessness Blues” was recorded over the course of a year at Avast Recording, Bear Creek Studios, Dreamland Studios, and Reciprocal Recording. The album was mixed by Phil Ek and co-produced by Fleet Foxes and Ek. The piece that appears on the cover (see below) 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 at

Fleet Foxes will be coming to the UK for the below live date…

Tuesday 31 May – LONDON – Hammersmith Apollo (£23.50)

Tickets for Hammersmith Apollo will go on-sale at 9am on Friday 4 February.

Prior to their London show, Fleet Foxes will be touring the US and Europe throughout May. Dates below…

30/4/11 – VANCOUVER – The Vogue Theatre

01/5/11 – PORTLAND – Crystal Ballroom

03/5/11 – SEATTLE – Moore Theatre

05/5/11 – OAKLAND – Fox Theatre

06/5/11 – SAN DIEGO – Spreckels Theatre

07/5/11 – HOLLYWOOD – Hollywood Palladium

08/5/11 – TUSCON – Rialto Theatre

10/5/11 – AUSTIN – Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheatre

11/5/11 – DALLAS – Palladium Ballroom

13/5/11 – NASHVILLE – Ryman Auditorium

14/5/11 – ATLANTA – The Tabernacle

15/5/11 – WASHINGTON DC – DAR Constitution Hall

17/5/11 – BOSTON – Orpheum Theatre

18/5/11 – NEW YORK – The United Palace Theatre

21/5/11 – UPPER DARBY – Tower Theatre

25/5/11 – BERLIN – Astra

26/5/11 – MUNICH – Dachau Summer of Music

28/5/11 – BARCELONA – Primavera Sound

30/5/11 – PARIS – Bataclan

31/5/11 – LONDON – Hammersmith Apollo