Handsome Tours and Secret Sounds are thrilled to announce the return of indie icons Future Islands for their first shows in Australia and New Zealand since 2017! The Baltimore quartet of Gerrit Welmers, Michael Lowry, Samuel T. Herring and William Cashion will be performing songs from their latest album, As Long As You Are alongside favourites from across their career this coming February.
The band will kick things off in Perth playing The Rechabite, before heading to Powerhouse in Brisbane and Forum in Melbourne, followed by a trip across the pond to play Auckland’s Powerstation.
Additionally, Future Islands will be playing New Zealand Festivals Splore and Electric Avenue, plus a very special Sydney show, with more details to come….
As Long As You Are looks to the past as well as the future, confronting old ghosts and embracing a new hope. It is an album about trust, full of honesty, redemption and “letting go”, allowing old wounds to heal and bringing painful chapters to a close. Signalling a new era for Future Islands, touring drummer Mike Lowry officially joined as a fully-fledged member and songwriter bolstering the founding trio of William Cashion, Samuel T. Herring and Gerrit Welmers. Given time to allow the songs to slowly come to life, these eleven new songs of post wave synth-pop are as euphoric and uninhibitedly joyful as anything the band has done in their 14-year career.
Tickets for the headline dates will go on general sale Thursday 3 November at 10am local time. Eager fans can gain access to early tickets by signing up to the promoter pre-sale here: https://bit.ly/fi23_ht
For more information and full tour details head to headsometours.com.