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Future Islands Heading to New Zealand in December

Future Islands Heading to New Zealand in December

Monday 25th September, 2017 9:00AM

Synthpop superstars Future Islands will be returning to our shores for two special shows in Auckland and Wellington! Beloved for both their epic electronic anthems and the soulful gusto of lead singer Samuel T. Herring, anyone who caught them at Laneway in 2015 would agree the Baltimore four-piece is an unforgettable and unmissable live experience. The band is touring off the back of their recently released album The Far Field, you can read our full review here.

Local supports include a rare performance by Kody Nielson's electro-funk Silicon project in Auckland and interstellar dance maniacs Orchestra Of Spheres in Wellington, hot on the heels of the launch of their new album Pastel Cat in a Crystal Tube. Here's the tour dates:


Susie Says! and Undertheradar Proudly Present:

Thursday 14th December, San Fran, Wellington - SOLD OUT!
with Orchestra of Spheres
Tickets: Here at UTR, Slow Boat and RPM

 

Friday 15th December, San Fran, Wellington - NEW DATE!
with Orchestra of Spheres
Tickets: Here at UTR, Slow Boat and RPM

 

Saturday 16th December, The Powerstation, Auckland
with Silicon
Tickets: AAA Ticketing


Check out recent single 'Ran' from Future Islands' latest album The Far Field:


Here's the band's famous Late Show performance below which became a worldwide viral hit:


From the Press Release:

Future Islands' fifth album, The Far Field, features the best set of songs yet: both an emotional summation of the themes they've explored over the past decade and a further distillation of their signature art-pop sound. It's the first Future Islands record featuring live drums by Michael Lowry, who joined the band prior to their viral performance of  'Seasons' on Letterman, and whose energy propels the band's sound to new heights. With Congleton's production and string and horn arrangements by Patrick McMinn, The Far Field finds Future Islands crafting soundscapes larger and more opulent than ever before, as sonically lush and expansive as they are lyrically raw and direct. 'Shadows,' a stunner of a duet between Herring and Blondie's Debbie Harry, offers a naked look at heartache, finding hope and power in facing pain and personal flaws head-on.

"Samuel T Herring, Future Islands’ crooner and gymnastic centrepiece, has just picked himself up off the floor. “It took 1,070 shows to fall the f*** off the stage,” he says. “Don’t worry, I’m okay.” It’s an occupational hazard for Herring, who fronts the band with boundless energy and a menagerie of dance moves." - The Independent

"It takes all of five songs for Samuel T Herring’s checked shirt to transition from ironed fabric to sodden dishrag. Future Islands’ frontman looks as though he has just crawled on to a beach after a boating accident – wild-eyed, gesticulating, drenched. To list Herring’s many antics over the course of the set feels like a cheap shot, reducing to mere spectacle a complex and footnoted ritual of menace, suffering, libido and joy. But it all goes irrevocably soggy on 'A Dream of You And Me' – a song from 2014’s Singles album – when he starts Cossack dancing, and then licking his own arms. After some fine robot moves in the encore, Herring jokes that he hasn’t attempted them on stage since about 2004." - The Guardian


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Thu 14th Dec
San Fran, Wellington
Fri 15th Dec
San Fran, Wellington
Sat 16th Dec
The Powerstation, Auckland