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Hear Future Islands’ Galvanic New Single ‘Ran’

Baltimore trio detail new record, tour dates including Coachella, Panorama, Bonnaroo festivals

Future Islands are charging into a packed spring season with the propulsive, lovelorn new single, “Ran.” It’s the lead track from their forthcoming album, The Far Field, out April 7th. 

“What’s a song without you?” singer Samuel T. Herring intones. “When every song I write is about you.” When Herring is in confessional mode, his urgency is unstoppable. He rides into his battles with an exposed heart. And “Ran” perfectly captures a familiar fight: the ticking fever of longing on an open road.

The Baltimore trio – Herring (vocals, lyrics), William Cashion (bass, guitars), Gerrit Welmers (keyboards, programming) – achieved breakthrough success in 2014 with their album Singles. Rolling Stone named Future Islands’ lead track “Seasons (Waiting on You)” the ninth best song of 2014. The band’s debut live television appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman went viral, becoming the show’s second-highest viewed video on YouTube.

Next week, the synth pop trio will make their late-night return on February 9th performing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. The band also announced main stage sets Coachella, Panorama and Bonnaroo this year in addition to tour dates across Europe and the United States. 

Their forthcoming album, The Far Field, was recorded with Grammy Award-winning producer John Congleton at the legendary Sunset Sound Studio in Los Angeles. Blondie’s Debbie Harry is the only featured singer on the record, singing a duet with Herring on the rolling pop song “Shadows.”

Future Islands' new LP 'The Far Field' will be released April 7th.

The Far Field Track List

1. “Aladdin”
2. “Time On Her Side”
3. “Ran”
4. “Beauty Of The Road”
5. “Cave”
6. “Through The Roses”
7. “North Star”
8. “Ancient Water”
9. “Candles”
10. “Day Glow Fire”
11. “Shadows”
12. “Black Rose”

Future Islands Tour Dates

March 21 – Berlin, Germany @ Columbiahalle
April 14-16, 21-23 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music & Arts Festival
April 27 – Glasgow, Scotland @ Barrowlands
April 28 – Leeds, England @ Leeds University Refectory
April 29 – Liverpool, England @ O2 Academy
April 30 – Brighton, England @ Dome
May 2 – Nottingham, England @ Rock City
May 3 – Bristol, England @ O2 Academy
May 6 – Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz
May 9 – Paris, France @ Elysee Montmartre
May 25 – Providence, RI @ Lupo’s
May 26 – Ithaca, NY @ State Theatre
May 27 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
May 28 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
May 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
May 30 – Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theatre
June 1 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
June 2 – Ponte Vedra, FL @ Ponte Vedra Social Hall
June 3 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl
June 5 – St. Louis, MO @ Pageant
June 6 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera
June 7 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre
June 9 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room
June 8-11 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music + Arts Festival
June 27 – Cologne, Germany @ Live Music Hall
June 30 – Werchter, Belgium @ Rock Werchter
July 6 – Dublin, Ireland @ Iveagh Gardens
July 28-30 – New York, NY @ Panorama Festival
August 16-19 – Tabuao @ Paredes de Coura Festival
August 17-20 – Brecon Beacons @ Green Man 

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