Having sold out their first date in Dublin's Iveagh Gardens, Fleet Foxes have announced a second date on July 13th of next year.
The concert marks Fleet Foxes first Irish appearances since their June 2011 at the Marquee in Cork, and the band’s last Dublin appearance was September 2009 at Vicar Street. The third Fleet Foxes album is also said to be almost completed after the band took a long hiatus after the success of 'Helplessness Blues'.
The band’s self-titled debut album was released to global acclaim on Sub Pop in the US and Bella Union in Europe in June 2008. It was subsequently voted Album of the Year by Pitchfork. The Guardian described the album as "a landmark in American music — an instant classic.” UNCUT Magazine awarded the album their first ever Music Award that same year. UNCUT’s editor, Allan Jones, said the album "showed impeccable musicianship, and although you could trace its antecedents, it sounded totally unique. Fleet Foxes was just a glorious debut."
The band’s second album Helplessness Blues was subject to even greater plaudits upon its release in May 2011 including a four-star review from Rolling Stone editor David Fricke who said: “…Helplessness Blues is vocalist-songwriter Robin Pecknold's dazzling evocation of early-Seventies rock Eden: the Sunflower-era Beach Boys and the spaced-cowboy romance of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, dosed with the Indo-Celtic exotica of the Incredible String Band.”