Fleet Foxes Announce New Album, Tour Dates (United Palace)

Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues
Fleet Foxes
Download: “Helplessness Blues” – Fleet Foxes

So, the Internet had a baby while I was at work and it was delivered in the form of Helplessness Blues, the new record announcement from Fleet Foxes.

On May 3rd Fleet Foxes will release Helplessness Blues (Sub Pop/Bella Union), the much-anticipated follow up to their 2008 self-titled debut. The release of the twelve-track album will coincide with the band’s first North American tour dates since August 2009 followed by a string of UK and European dates. The tour will begin in Vancouver on April 30th and end in London England. More tour information, including North American ticket pre-sale, provided below. Fleet Foxes have made the title-track of the album available for download now.

About Helplessness Blues
Helplessness Blues was recorded over the course of a year at Avast Recording, Bear Creek Studios, Dreamland Studios, and Reciprocal Recording. The album was mixed by Phil Ek and co-produced by Fleet Foxes and Ek. The piece that appears on the album cover was illustrated by Seattle artist Toby Liebowitz and painted by Chris Alderson. Fleet Foxes is Robin Pecknold, Skyler Skjelset, Christian Wargo, Casey Wescott, Josh Tillman and Morgan Henderson. Pre-order the album here.

A limited number of tickets go on FleetFoxes.com presale starting on Feb 1 at 9AM PT (12PM ET). American Express presale begins on Feb 2 at 12PM ET, general on sale starts on Feb 4 at noon ET.

All upcoming Fleet Foxes tour dates after the jump.

Fleet Foxes 2011 North American Tour
04/30/11 Sat – Vancouver BC @ The Vogue Theatre *
05/01/11 Sun – Portland OR @ Crystal Ballroom*
05/03/11 Tue – Seattle WA @ Moore Theatre*
05/05/11 Thu – Oakland CA @ Fox Theater**
05/06/11 Fri – San Diego CA @ Spreckels Theatre*
05/07/11 Sat – Hollywood CA @ Hollywood Palladium*
05/08/11 Sun – Tucson AZ @ Rialto Theatre*
05/10/11 Tue – Austin TX @ Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater*
05/11/11 Wed – Dallas TX @ Palladium Ballroom *
05/13/11 Fri – Nashville TN @ Ryman Auditorium*
05/14/11 Sat – Atlanta GA @ The Tabernacle*
05/15/11 Sun – Washington DC @ DAR Constitution Hall*
05/17/11 Tue – Boston MA @ Orpheum Theatre*
05/18/11 Wed – New York NY @ The United Palace Theatre*
05/21/11 Sat- Upper Darby PA @ Tower Theatre***
* On sale to general public Feb 4
** On sale to general public Feb 6
*** On sale date TBA

UK and European Tour
05/25/11 Wed – Berlin, Germany @ Astra*
05/26/11 Thu – Munich, Germany @ Dachau Summer of Music*
05/28/11 Sat – Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound**
05/30/11 Mon – Paris, France @ Bataclan*
05/31/11 Tue – London, England @ Hammersmith Apollo*
*On sale to general public Feb 4 at 9am local time
**Currently on sale