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The Far Field Due Out April 7 via 4AD

Feb 10, 2017
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Future Islands are releasing a new album, The Far Field, on April 7 via 4AD. Previously the band shared its first single "Ran." Last night the Baltimore-based trio stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform "Ran." While we have been longtime supporters of the band, there's no question that their fortunes changed and their profile increased thanks to an amazing March 2014 performance of "Seasons (Waiting For You)" on The Late Show with David Letterman that went viral. The band can never really compete with that one-off moment that just clicked with the Internet, but on Fallon frontman Samuel T. Herring was as magnetic as ever, with his unpredictable stage movements leaving the audience on edge and his emotive vocals being fully affecting. Watch the performance below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates.

The Far Field is the follow-up to the Baltimore-based trio's acclaimed 2014-released breakthrough album Singles. Samuel T. Herring (vocals, lyrics), William Cashion (bass, guitars), and Gerrit Welmers (keyboards, programming) wrote the album in North Carolina and Baltimore. John Congleton produced the album at the Sunset Sound studios in Los Angeles. Blondie's Debbie Harry guests on the album, singing a duet with Herring, "Shadows." Patrick McMinn contributed string arrangements and this is the first Future Islands record to feature live drums by Michael Lowry. The album will be released "digitally, on 180gm white and standard black LP, CD, cassette formats, and as a unique, first-of-its-kind miniature LP."

Read our 2014 cover story article on Future Islands.

Future Islands Tour Dates:

03-21 Berlin, Germany - Columbiahalle 
04-14-16 Indio, CA - Coachella
04-21-23 Indio, CA - Coachella
04-27 Glasgow, Scotland - Barrowlands
04-28 Leeds, England - Leeds University Refectory
04-29 Liverpool, England - O2 Academy 
04-30 Brighton, England - Dome
05-02 Nottingham, England - Rock City
05-03 Bristol, England - O2 Academy 
05-06 Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz 
05-09 Paris, France - Elysée Montmartre 
05-25 Providence, RI - Lupo's
05-26 Ithaca, NY - State Theatre
05-27 Toronto, Ontario - Danforth Music Hall
05-28 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
05-29 Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore 
05-30 Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theatre
06-01 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
06-02 Ponte Vedra, FL - Ponte Vedra Social Hall
06-03 Pensacola, FL - Vinyl
06-05 St. Louis, MO - Pageant
06-06 Chicago, IL - Riviera
06-07 Milwaukee, WI -  Pabst Theatre
06-09 Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room
06-08-11 Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo 
06-27 Cologne, Germany - Live Music Hall
06-30 Belgium, Brussels - Rock Werchter 
07-06 Dublin, Ireland - Iveagh Gardens 
07-28-30 New York, NY - Panorama Festival 
08-16-19 Tabuão, Portugal - Paredes de Coura Festival
08-17-20 Brecon Beacons, Wales - Green Man

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