Fruit Bats

For Fans Of: Dr. Dog, Rogue Wave, The Dodos, Blitzen Trapper, Woods, Delta Spirit

Earlier this year Fruit Bats announced not only their reformation but a string of dates supporting My Morning Jacket. They have now confirmed a headlining tour as well. These dates kick off September 8 in Chapel Hill, NC and conclude in Chicago on October 31 for a show at Schubas. On October 11 they meet up with MMJ in Santa Barbara and those dates include a show at Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium (10/13) and 3 nights at San Francisco’s Masonic Hall (10/15 – 10/17).  The full tour is listed below.

To help get through the dog days of summer Fruit Bats’ frontman Eric D. Johnson has created a “Summer Sounds” playlist which you can check out via Easy Sound’s Spotify here.  Of the list he said, “So, enjoy my “Summer Sounds” playlist. Not all of these sounds are really that summery. In fact ‘Farewell, Farewell,’ ‘Dues’ and ‘Reason to Believe’ are all downright autumnal. Maybe I’ve got the summertime blues or something. Dig it!”

Fruit Bats are based in Portland, OR and have released five albums, the last being 2011’s Tripper which Magnet labeled a “strummy breezy delight” and Consequence of Sound called his “most compelling work yet.” Pitchfork described Tripper as  “a record full of stories, with Johnson centering most of the tunes around simple narratives and offbeat characters” and Under The Radar said on it Johnson was, “crafting songs that are sharp and to the point.”

TOUR DATES:

9/8 –  Chapel, NC – Local 506
9/9 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
9/10 –  Nashville, TN – Hi Watt
9/11 –  Asheville, NC – Mothlight
9/12 –  Savannah, GA – Revival Fest
10/9 – Sonoma, CA – Redwood Barn at Gundlach Bundschu
10/11 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl *
10/13 –  Los Angeles, CA – Shrine *
10/15 –  San Francisco, CA – Masonic *
10/16 –  San Francisco, CA – Masonic *
10/17 –  San Francisco, CA – Masonic *
10/19 –  San Diego, CA – OAT*
10/20 –  Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theater *
10/22 –  Austin, TX – Austin Music Hall *
10/23 –  Austin, TX – Austin Music Hall *
10/24 –  Dallas, TX -Verizon *
10/25 –  Norman, OK – Opolis
10/27 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House
10/28 – Rock Island, IL – Rozz
10/30 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
10/31 –  Chicago, IL – Schubas

* =  With My Morning Jacket