Fleet Foxes has announced New Zealand shows at last to accompany the group’s hugely acclaimed third album, Crack-Up.
The indie-folk group with almost mythical status finally get back to our shores for the first time in six years for shows at the Auckland Town Hall on 9 January and Wellington’s Michael Fowler Centre on 11 January 2018.
They celebrated their return to the stage this year with four sold out performances at the Sydney Opera House and, with the aid of an album that has been called one the year’s best, tickets for these New Zealand shows will be in high demand.
Crack-Up comes six years after the 2011 release of Helplessness Blues and nearly a decade since the band’s 2008 self-titled debut. All eleven of the songs on Crack-Up were written by Robin Pecknold. The album was co-produced by Pecknold and Skyler Skjelset, his longtime bandmate, collaborator, and childhood friend.
Fleet Foxes’ self-titled debut made a profound impact on the international musical landscape, earning them Uncut’s first ever Music Award Prize, and topping numerous ‘Best of” lists’, including Rolling Stone’s 100 Best Albums of the 2000s and Pitchfork’s 50 Best Albums of 2008. Fleet Foxes is certified Gold in North America and Platinum in both the UK and Australia. The follow-up album Helplessness Blues was met with the same critical praise as its predecessor (Mojo five stars, Rolling Stone four stars, Pitchfork Best New Music); that album debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200, went Gold in the UK, and earned the band a GRAMMY nomination.
Tuesday 9th January: Town Hall, Auckland
Thursday 11th January: Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington
Tickets go on sale midday Friday 29th September from www.ticketmaster.co.nz