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Fruit Bats with Skyway Man at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club (June 21, 2019)
Venue: SOhO Restaurant & Music Club (Santa Barbara, CA, US) Find tickets
Fruit Bats and Skyway Man at Lodge Room (June 22, 2019)
Venue: Lodge Room (Highland Park, CA, US) Find tickets
Fruit Bats at Union Stage (July 26, 2019)
Venue: Union Stage (Washington, DC, US) Find tickets
Fruit Bats at Music Hall of Williamsburg (July 27, 2019)
Venue: Music Hall of Williamsburg (Brooklyn, NY, US) Find tickets
Pickathon Pickathon 2019
Venue: Pendarvis Farm (Happy Valley, OR, US) Find tickets
Fruit Bats at Turf Club (August 8, 2019)
Venue: Turf Club (St. Paul, MN, US) Find tickets
Fruit Bats at Thalia Hall (August 9, 2019)
Venue: Thalia Hall (Chicago, IL, US) Find tickets
Fruit Bats at The Hi-Fi (August 10, 2019)
Venue: The Hi-Fi (Indianapolis, IN, US) Find tickets
Railbird Festival Railbird Festival 2019
Venue: Keeneland (Lexington, KY, US) Find tickets
Fruit Bats at The State Room (September 20, 2019)
Venue: The State Room (Salt Lake City, UT, US) Find tickets
Fruit Bats at Aggie Theatre (September 21, 2019)
Venue: Aggie Theatre (Fort Collins, CO, US) Find tickets
Fruit Bats at Bluebird Theater (September 22, 2019)
Venue: Bluebird Theater (Denver, CO, US) Find tickets
Fruit Bats at recordBar (September 25, 2019)
Venue: recordBar (Kansas City, MO, US) Find tickets
Fruit Bats at Pony Boy (September 26, 2019)
Venue: Pony Boy (Oklahoma City, OK, US) Find tickets
Fruit Bats at Satellite Bar (September 27, 2019)
Venue: Satellite Bar (Houston, TX, US) Find tickets
Fruit Bats at Club Dada (September 28, 2019)
Venue: Club Dada (Dallas, TX, US) Find tickets
Fruit Bats at 3ten ACL Live (September 29, 2019)
Venue: 3ten ACL Live (Austin, TX, US) Find tickets
Fruit Bats at Valley Bar (October 2, 2019)
Venue: Valley Bar (Phoenix, AZ, US) Find tickets
Fruit Bats at The Casbah (October 3, 2019)
Venue: The Casbah (San Diego, CA, US) Find tickets
Fruit Bats at Felton Music Hall (October 4, 2019)
Venue: Felton Music Hall (Felton, CA, US) Find tickets
Fruit Bats at The Chapel (October 5, 2019)
Venue: The Chapel (San Francisco, CA, US) Find tickets
Fruit Bats at The Sinclair Music Hall (November 6, 2019)
Venue: The Sinclair Music Hall (Cambridge, MA, US) Find tickets
Fruit Bats at The Press Room - Upstairs (November 7, 2019)
Venue: The Press Room - Upstairs (Portsmouth, NH, US) Find tickets
Fruit Bats at ArtsRiot (November 8, 2019)
Venue: ArtsRiot (Burlington, VT, US) Find tickets
Fruit Bats at Horseshoe Tavern (November 10, 2019)
Venue: Horseshoe Tavern (Toronto, ON, Canada) Find tickets
Fruit Bats at Otus Supply (November 13, 2019)
Venue: Otus Supply (Ferndale, MI, US) Find tickets
Fruit Bats at Saturn (November 15, 2019)
Venue: Saturn (Birmingham, AL, US) Find tickets
Fruit Bats at Exit In (November 16, 2019)
Venue: Exit In (Nashville, TN, US) Find tickets
Fruit Bats at Terminal West (November 17, 2019)
Venue: Terminal West (Atlanta, GA, US) Find tickets
Fruit Bats at The Mothlight (November 19, 2019)
Venue: The Mothlight (Asheville, NC, US) Find tickets
Fruit Bats Jun 14, 2019
‘Gold Past Life’ is out next week and pre-orders are getting packed up and shipped out now. Get yours:
Fruit Bats Jun 05, 2019
PRESALE ALERT: Get your presale tickets to upcoming tour dates, available NOW, before they go on sale to the general public on Friday: Plus, take 10% off your pre-order of 'Gold Past Life' on CD, vinyl, or peak vinyl (Limited-edition pressing on opaque aqua vinyl packaged with a bonus 7-inch) when you bundle it with a ticket to a show.
Fruit Bats Jun 04, 2019
Listen to the brand new song, "Ocean," over at Paste Magazine today! The album 'Gold Past Life' is out June 21st. Plus loads of tour dates just announced today and on sale Friday: Sep 20 – Salt Lake City UT – State Room Sep 21 – Ft. Collins CO – The Aggie Sep 22 – Denver CO – Bluebird Theater Sep 25 – Kansas City MO – Record Bar Sep 26 – Oklahoma City OK – Pony Boy Sep 27 – Houston TX – Satellite Sep 28 – Dallas TX – Club Dada Sep 29 – Austin TX – 3Ten ACL Live Oct 2 – Phoenix AZ – Valley Bar Oct 3 – San Diego CA – Casbah Oct 4 – Felton CA – Don Quixote’s Oct 5 – San Francisco CA – The Chapel Nov 6 – Boston MA – Sinclair Nov 7 – Portsmouth NH – Press Room Nov 8 – Burlington VT – Arts Riot Nov 9 – Syracuse NY – Wescott Theater Nov 10 – Toronto ON – Horseshoe Tavern Nov 13 – Ferndale MI – Otus Supply Nov 14 – Louisville KY – Zanzabar Nov 15 – Birmingham AL – The Saturn Nov 16 – Nashville TN – Exit In Nov 17 – Atlanta GA – Terminal West Nov 19 – Asheville NC – Mothlight Nov 20 – Durham NC – Motorco Nov 22 – Philadelphia PA – Boot & Saddle Tickets:
Fruit Bats May 31, 2019
"Gold Past Life" is Today's Top Tune at KCRW!
Fruit Bats May 20, 2019
Playing a few solo shows opening up for the absolutely lovely Mandolin Orange - SLO, Monterey, and Southern Oregon people, come say hiiii - plus will hit the Midwest with them playing with my new band Bonny Light Horseman. Oh, and tons of FULL BAND Fruit Bats shows to announce soon, keep looking at this website for those...
Fruit Bats May 03, 2019
"Gold Past Life" is a Song You Need to Know at Rolling Stone today, calling it "a peak of radiant retro poppiness."
Fruit Bats May 02, 2019
See you soon, Pickathon! Fruit Bats play Friday 6pm on the Woods Stage and Sunday 5:30pm on the Mt. Hood Stage. And don't miss Bonny Light Horseman on Thursday and Saturday!
Fruit Bats May 01, 2019
The song “Gold Past Life” is about long lost loves and other ghosts from the past, and the golden haze of memory through which we look at them. Listen to the new song off the album of the same name, out June 21st:
Fruit Bats Apr 30, 2019
New happy/sad song alert!! Peep at The Line Of Best Fit!! 🥇👴👵 The new album 'Gold Past Life' comes out June 21st on Merge Records. Pre-order it and get tickets to upcoming shows here:
Fruit Bats Apr 23, 2019
Pre-order the new album 'Gold Past Life' (out June 21st) through the official Fruit Bats Online Store and get it on limited edition opaque aqua vinyl with bonus 7", while they last.
Fruit Bats Apr 03, 2019
The new album 'Gold Past Life' is out June 21st on Merge. Pre-order, stream and download tracks from the album:
Fruit Bats Apr 03, 2019
Friends, I give you GOLD PAST LIFE, out June 21st on Merge. This one is me looking you in the eye. Cannot wait for you to hear. We're hitting the road this summer starting on my birthday, no less. Really stoked to see you guys out there. If you don't see your town don't despair, way more dates where that came from! Listen to "The Bottom of It": Read more on Merge Records' site: Pre-order on vinyl, CD, or aqua vinyl with bonus 7" on the Fruit Bats online store (plus take 10% when you bundle it with a ticket to a just-announced tour date):
Fruit Bats Mar 26, 2019
Fruit Bats will be playing Railbird Festival in Lexington, Kentucky, this August! 🏇🥃🎶 More info and tickets, which go on sale this Thursday at 10am EDT, here:
Fruit Bats Mar 15, 2019
Thanks, The New York Times, for recommending Huichica as a festival to hit this year!
Fruit Bats Feb 22, 2019
'In Real Life' is a collection of six songs that I recorded with Vetiver at Spacebomb Studios while on tour together last year, and it's out now everywhere on vinyl and digitally. Listen:
Fruit Bats Feb 14, 2019
Fruit Bats Feb 02, 2019
Fruit Bats & Vetiver – In Real Life (Live at Spacebomb Studios) LP/DIG | 02.22.2019 STREAM/DOWNLOAD: PRE-ORDER VINYL: Eric D. Johnson and Andy Cabic have a lot in common. From the first time they met at a gig in Arcata, CA nearly 10 years ago at the suggestion of a mutual friend who just knew they’d hit it off, they recognized each other as kindred spirits with a common affinity for songwriting that embraces a range of feeling, strong on melodies paired with thoughtful lyrics and catchy hooks. Over the years, they’ve played in each other's bands (Fruit Bats and Vetiver), on one another’s albums (often on the same labels, Sub Pop and Easy Sound), scored films together (Smashed, After Tiller), and toured the world with one another as well as performed and collaborated alongside their friends (Cabic with Devendra Banhart and Johnson with The Shins and Califone). In the past two years, following rounds of full-band touring supporting the release of Vetiver’s Complete Strangers and Fruit Bats’ Absolute Loser, the two have banded together for several duo shows in the United States and Europe. On stage together with two acoustic guitars, they go back-and-forth, weaving together Fruit Bats and Vetiver songs in ways that feel seamless yet reveal all the stylistic nuances that set them apart. Throw in a few songs by their favorite musicians, folks like the Incredible String Band, David Blue, and Bobby Charles, and you have a night that brings fans together in celebration of the ever-present power of song. In Real Life documents this musical partnership as part of the ongoing Live At Spacebomb series. At the invitation of their friends at Spacebomb and the request of audience members night after night, Eric and Andy decided to record a few fan favorites just as they’ve been performing them together, live in Spacebomb’s studio in Richmond, VA on a morning off from a recent tour East Coast tour. The unadorned simplicity of these performances captures a bit of their travels and friendship, their appreciation and respect for each other’s songs, and the ease and joy of sharing the stage night after night, year after year. Johnson brings two to the table, his 2003 fan favorite “When U Love Somebody” and 2016 stunner “Humbug Mountain Song” (which have jointly racked up an impressive 30 million streams). Cabic supplies his “Maureen” – from 2006’s To Find Me Gone – and “Rolling Sea” – from his first album on Sub Pop in 2009. Two beloved cover songs complete the set: Bobby Charles’ classic “I Must Be In A Good Place Now” and the lesser known “Nice Baby and the Angel,” written and performed by David Blue for his Graham Nash-produced album of the same name in 1973. Says Cabic about selecting those two, “Both songs are ones dear to us. Bobby Charles and David Blue are craftsmen of songs, under-appreciated by mainstream audiences but esteemed by their peers.” With both Fruit Bats and Vetiver ready to begin the next chapter in each of their stories, In Real Life is a time capsule, captured at a moment of synchronicity for the two musicians. They’ve come from separate places and their paths will part once again, but just for a moment, these two friends find themselves in the same place at the same time, and the pleasure is all ours. // photo by Joey Wharton Photography, design by Travis Robertson (Spacebomb)
Fruit Bats Jan 31, 2019
Finally, a Fruit Bats & Vetiver album. 'In Real Life (Live at Spacebomb Studios)' is out February 22nd on Spacebomb, but you can hear "Humbug Mountain Song" and "Rolling Sea" now: Pre-order the vinyl and get a set of four limited edition prints while they last:
Fruit Bats Jan 28, 2019
Fruit Bats recently played to a full Revolution Hall in Portland presented by Pickathon, and Vortex Music Magazine was there to capture it. Many more full band tour dates to come in 2019... Photos by Blake Sourisseau
Fruit Bats Jan 21, 2019
Holy shit! This thing again! 💯🏄🏻‍♂️🍭⚡️😍❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Fruit Bats Jan 03, 2019
Happy New Year! Just coming out of a few weeks’ social-media hibernation. First full band shows in a pretty long time comin atcha this month! Seattle is now SOLD OUT! Better grab tix to Portland ASAP buds! These will be special, sneak peeks of new jams, old songs that we’ve never played before, laughs n laughs. Oh, and LAKE will be joining us in B’ham and Seattle which rules.
Fruit Bats Dec 21, 2018
Eric D. Johnson is one-third of the new group Bonny Light Horseman, alongside Anais Mitchell & Josh D Kaufman. Look out for new music to hear soon, and catch them live in 2019: Jan 27 – New York NY – Rockwood Music Hall Tickets: Jul 28 – Newport RI – Newport Folk Festival (photo by Graham Tolbert)
Fruit Bats Nov 26, 2018
January, Cascadia – full band shows, playing a bunch of the new tunes for the first time ever, dusting off all the old jams, and even playing some old chestnuts from past albums that have never been played live before! 🌈🌈🌈 The last time we did this same run of towns, these shows sold out, so don’t wait, get em while they’re toasty!!!
Fruit Bats Nov 15, 2018
In New York to close out the Fruit Bats/ Vetiver duo tour at Union Pool tonight (sold out!), followed by The Complete Last Waltz on Saturday. See you out there!
Fruit Bats Nov 13, 2018
As you may or may not know, we have a new song out that is accompanied by a film about my curious recording process. You should watch!