Fleet Foxes Australian Tour – Falls Festival 2011/2012 Sideshows

Fleet Foxes have announced some sideshows while they’re out here to play the Falls and Southbound Festivals. The six-piece will bring their earthy, harmony-rich sounds to the Palais in Melbourne, the Opera House in Sydney and the Tivoli in Brisbane.

Fleet Foxes is Robin Pecknold, Skye Skjelset, Josh Tillman, Casey Wescott, Christian Wargo and Morgan Henderson. Drawing influence and inspiration from popular music and folk rock of the mid 60s to the early 70s, the band site their musical heroes as the likes of Bob Dylan, The Byrds, Neil Young, The Zombies, Brian Wilson and Van Morrison.

Helplessness Blues is the second full-length Fleet Foxes album to be released through iconic labels Bella Union and Sub Pop Records. Described by the band as a synthesis of country, folk rock, traditional folk and psychedelic pop, they brought a number of new instruments to the recording process including a 12-string guitar, a hammered dulcimer, an upright bass, wood flute, tympani, Moog synthesizer, a tamboura, the fiddle, clarinet, pedal steel guitar, lap steel guitar, Tibetan singing bowls and a vibraphone. The result is spellbinding.

Tickets on sale October 11, pre-sales October 6 for Handsome Tours newsletter subscribers

Fleet Foxes Australian Tour 2011 Sideshows

Monday 2nd January

The Sydney Opera House, Sydney


Tuesday 3rd January

The Sydney Opera House, Sydney


Friday 6th January – All Ages

Palais, Melbourne

Tickets: Ticketmaster – 1300 111 011 or

Wednesday 11th January

Tivoli, Brisbane

Tickets:, Ticketek – or 132 849

Also appearing at

Falls Festival Victoria: 28 Dec – 1 Jan –

Falls Festival Tasmania: 29 Dec – 1 Jan –

Southbound: 7 – 8 Jan –

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