Earlier today in Australia, Fleet Foxes played their fourth and final show at the iconic Sydney Opera House. For those of us on a different continent and not as fortunate enough to be in attendance, the band streamed their entire set on Facebook Live. What a time!
The set included several songs from their long-awaited third studio album, Crack-Up. Among the new songs performed were the album’s two lead singles, “Third of May / Ōdaigahara” and “Fool’s Errand.” Among the show’s highlights was a cover of the Bee Gee’s 1965 single, “In the Morning.”
The original feed aired at 6 AM in the states, so I’m assuming most of you didn’t set your alarms for this. If you’ve got a couple hours to spare on your Memorial Day, tune in at the 19-minute mark on the video below to enjoy your own onscreen concert.
Friends: our show will be streaming, LIVE from the beautiful Sydney Opera House to wherever you are this MONDAY May 29! Broadcast timezones below.USA: 6amEST / 3amPSTAUSTRALIA: 8pm (NSW, VIC, QLD, TAS), 7:30 (SA, NT), 6pm (WA)NEW ZEALAND: 10pm (NZST)UK: 11am (BST)
Posted by Fleet Foxes on Monday, May 29, 2017
Crack-Up will be released on June 16th via Nonesuch Records, their first record with the label. Previously, their 2008 self-titled debut and their 2011 follow-up hit, Helplessness Blues were released on Sub Pop and Bella Union. This time around, there’s no Josh Tillman (aka Father John Misty), but the band’s leader Robin Pecknold remains comfortably intact, penning all 11 tracks on the upcoming record.
For the band’s diehard fans, June 16th can’t come soon enough. On a Reddit AMA from March 18th, Pecknold confirmed a fan’s theory that “Grown Ocean”, the first track on Crack-Up would begin where the last track on Helplessness Blues ended.
Fleet Foxes will be touring all summer, with appearances at the Vida Festival in Spain, Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, and NOS Alive Festival in Portugal. For those of us in America, rest assured, the Seattle band’s got us covered too. On July 27th the band will take on Thompson’s Point in Portland, ME. August 1st and 2nd they’ll perform in Brooklyn for the Festival at Prospect Park. A handful of dates on the tour are already sold out, so if they’re stopping by your city, it might be prudent to scoop yours up now.