Future Islands Expand North American Tour

Baltimore synth-pop outfit add 20 new shows to world tour in support of 'The Far Field'

Baltimore synth-pop trio Future Islands have added 20 new shows to their already massive world tour in support of 'The Far Field.' Credit: Koury Angelo for Rolling Stone

Baltimore synth-pop outfit Future Islands added another 20 North American tour dates to an already packed 2017 itinerary in support of their new album, The Far Field. The new dates kick off September 5th in Richmond, Virginia, right on the heels of a summer international run.

During the fall trek, the group will hit Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, Denver, Minneapolis, Toronto and more before wrapping October 9th in Boston. Two dates – September 17th in San Diego, California and 30th in Omaha, Nebraska – will be co-headlining gigs with Explosions In the Sky. Tickets for some shows begin to go on sale April 26th, though complete information for individual dates is available on Future Islands' website.

Future Islands recently performed at Coachella and will embark on a European tour April 27th before returning to North American for a previously announced run that starts May 25th in Providence, Rhode Island.

Since forming in 2006, Future Islands' engrossing live show has helped them build a devoted cult following and cross over when they delivered an instantly viral performance of "Seasons (Waiting on You)" on The Late Show With David Letterman in 2014. 

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, singer Samuel Herring spoke about how important the band's live show is to him, saying, "I don't really have a 'happy place'; a happy memory is also something you long for, something that's not there, so I don't really have them. I go to the coast when I'm home and it makes me feel like a kid again. It's beautiful to hear the sounds, to smell it. … But it all becomes the longing for something that's not there. My happiest place in this world is the stage. That's where I have purpose. It's what makes me know I deserve to be – not that I need to be – on this earth."

Future Islands North American Tour Dates

September 5 – Richmond, VA @ The National
September 11 – Baton Rouge, LA @ The Varsity
September 12 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
September 13 – Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory
September 15 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
September 17 – San Diego, CA @ Open Air Theatre
September 19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
September 22 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
September 23 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
September 27 – Missoula, MT @ The Wilma
September 28 – Jackson, WY @ Pink Garter Theatre
September 29 – Denver, CO @ The Fillmore
September 30 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room Outside
October 1 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
October 2 – Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theatre
October 5 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
October 6 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
October 7 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis Theatre
October 9 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre