Future Islands Liverpool date revealed ahead of new album and European tour

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Future Islands

Future Islands

Future Islands return to Liverpool for the first time since their triumphant Kazimier date, Getintothis’ Gwladys Street prepares for some extraordinary dancing with the exclusive details.

Future Islands are to play Liverpool O2 Academy on Saturday April 29.

The Liverpool gig is the band’s first since their remarkable breakthrough year in 2014 which saw fourth album Singles, and with it defining track Seasons (Waiting On You), enjoy widespread acclaim with fans and critics alike.

With Coachella, Bonnaroo and Panorama festivals already announced, the Baltimore trio are set to reveal their follow up album through 4AD Records and more European dates soon.

The band cemented their status as Merseyside favourites with their Kazimier date in 2014 which followed up a previous outing at Korova.

Frontman Samuel Herring, meanwhile, is an avid Everton supporter and while in the region was spotted enjoying the Blues clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Getintothis last caught up with the band at SXSW when Herring (who gained iconic status with his dancing on the David Letterman show), and his band were in outrageously good form at the Coppertank Events Center (review and pictures).

Future Islands' Samuel Herring and Getintothis editor Peter Guy at Hotel Vegas in Austin, Texas

Future Islands’ Samuel Herring and Getintothis editor Peter Guy at Hotel Vegas in Austin, Texas

Here’s some words from a press release which we’re not going to re-write:

Future Islands believe in true love, you can tell that because their songs speak through our lives. It’s as if their music has always been with us, soundtracking every great hope, dawning realization and broken promise. Every fond embrace, each leap of faith. Over the last eight years Baltimore’s most quixotic and emotionally involving trio have maintained an admirable level of skill and pace, never slowing down for the corners. It’s vocalist Samuel T. Herring, William Cashion (bass, guitars), and Gerrit Welmers (keyboards, programming, guitars) who find themselves responsible. Their sound is at once beguiling and irresistible. It’s one part melancholic, one part euphoric; full of animated bass lines, robust drum machines and questing keyboards, all set off by Sam’s remarkably distinct, soaring vocal.

Future Islands play Liverpool O2 Academy on April 29, tickets on sale 10am January 25.

There full UK tour dates are as follows:-

April 27 – Glasgow, Barrowlands
April 28 – Leeds, Stylus
April 30 – Brighton, Dome
May 2 – Nottingham, Rock City
May 3 – Bristol, O2 Academy

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