Fleet Foxes to play in U.S. for first time in six years

February 1, 2017

Photo by Sean Pecknold | Courtesy SubPop Records

It's been a minute since Seattle's Fleet Foxes last played in the U.S. after going on hiatus in 2012 after Josh Tillman (Father John Misty) left the band.

But the wait is nearly over as it was announced that the band is the first-announced artist to play Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island in July. It is the first show stateside after a summer of tour dates in Spain, Italy and Ireland. 

Frontman Robin Pecknold's Instagram happens to be the same place that details were first leaked of upcoming new Fleet Foxes music. In the comments section of his posts, he also revealed the album is nearly done and will be 55 minutes long with a folk/soul influence. The band is still signed with Seattle-based SubPop Records.

It will be Fleet Foxes' first new music since 2011's Helplessness Blues, for which they were nominated for the Best Folk Album Grammy.

Let's hope this first date on American soil means more will follow and will include a stop (or two) in the band's PNW home.

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