News Roundup: Fleet Foxes, Wilco, Kings Of Leon

Written by April 25th, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Neo-folkies Fleet Foxes will put out one of the years’ most anticipated albums, Helplessness Blues, on May 3 via Sub Pop/Bella Union. Want to be ahead of the curve? You can stream the Seattle band’s sophomore effort, in its entirety, at NPR Music.

Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy has been busy talking up his band’s upcoming eighth studio album, tentatively titled Get Well Soon Everybody and slated for a September release. The album features jammy tracks like “Art of Almost” and country-leaning numbers like “Black Moon.” “We took a little more time off the road than we normally do,” Tweedy tells Rolling Stone of the album’s origins. “Certainly, it’s been the longest break I’ve had since my twenties, and that’s been a big help, wading out that far from the comfort of the old songs.” He adds, “it’s a pretty great time for me, writing-wise.”

My Morning Jacket continue to drop new songs via their Facebook page during the leadup to their latest LP, Circuital (due May 31st via ATO). Get a listen to “Holdin’ On To Black Metal” here, and check out our My Morning Jacket cover story here.

Kings Of Leon will hit the road this summer, with special guests Band of Horses. It’s the band’s first complete victory lap for their 2010 album, Come Around Sundown. Check out the newly announced dates below.

July

25 – Orange Beach, AL – The Wharf
27 – Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Lakewood Amphitheater
29 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
30 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

August

02 – Tampa, FL – 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre
05 – West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheater
05 – Charlotte, NC – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
06 – Virginia Beach – Farm Bureau Live
09 – Washington DC – Jiffy Lube Live
10 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon @ Jones Beach
12 – Camden, NY – Susquehanna Bank Center
13 – Hartford, CT – Comcast Theatre
16 – Buffalo, NY – Darien Lake PAC
17 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
19 – Boston, MA – Comcast Center
20 – Saratoga, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
23 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Center
24 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
26 – Chicago, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
27 – Indianapolis, IN – Verizon Wireless Music Center
29 – Bonner Springs, KS – Sandstone Amphitheater
31 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre

September

01 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
03 – Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay
04 – San Diego, CA – Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
06 – Phoenix, AZ – Ashley Furniture Home Store Pavilion
08 – Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
10 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
12 – Seattle, WA – Key Arena

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