Following the announcement of Future Islands’ Australian tour dates, Handsome Tours, Secret Sounds & Remote Control are excited to reveal a second Melbourne show date, after selling out their first show. The Baltimore trio will now also play Tuesday 12 December at The Croxton Bandroom in Melbourne, on top of headline shows in Sydney and Brisbane as well as appearances at Fidelity, Fairgrounds and Meredith festivals. Having just released their fifth studio album The Far Field (4AD / Remote Control), and having played at Splendour In The Grass, Future Islands are thrilled to bring their live show back to Australia in December. Full details below.
Samuel, William and Gerrit began writing new material in January 2016 on the coast of North Carolina, and continued throughout the year in Baltimore before road-testing these songs at a series of secret shows under fake names. Later that year, they travelled to Los Angeles to record with Grammy Award-winning producer John Congleton at the legendary Sunset Sound, where everyone from The Beach Boys to Prince have laid down masterpieces.
A well seasoned band, both in the studio and on the stage, Future Islands have distilled the essence of their success and longevity to the themes that permeate their records: that there is power in emotional vulnerability, that one can find a way to laugh and cry in the same breath – and be stronger for it. It’s a statement that identifies their unique presence on stage, and soon Australian audiences will once again bear witness to Future Islands, in their dynamic glory.
Tuesday 12 December @ The Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne NEW SHOW!