FIRST AID KIT SET TO PERFORM AT
iTUNES FESTIVAL IN LONDON SEPTEMBER 21
SWEDISH FOLK DUO RETURNS TO THE U.S.
FOR BIGGEST-EVER FALL HEADLINE TOUR,
KICKING OFF OCTOBER 24 IN NEW YORK CITY
Photo Credit: Neil Krug
WATCH LIVE VERSION OF “MASTER PRETENDER”
With their U.K. tour now fully sold out, including a night at London’s famed Royal Albert Hall, First Aid Kit have announced they will join the stellar line-up at the iTunes Festival in London (itunes.com/festival) on September 21, performing at the Roundhouse with Ryan Adams. The dates precede the band’s U.S. fall tour, where they’ll headline some of the largest and most renowned venues of their career including New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom on October 24, The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on October 29, and The Wiltern in Los Angeles November 12. Oklahoma-based artist Samantha Crain will support on all dates. See below for all U.S. dates, and visit http://thisisfirstaidkit.com to purchase tickets.
Today, InStyle.com has premiered a beautiful new behind-the-scenes, in-studio video for their song “Master Pretender.” Watch the clip here: http://vevo.ly/UHQwSw. Just days ago, First Aid Kit performed a stellar cover of Jack White’s “Love Interruption” on Australia’s Triple J. Watch that clip here: http://youtu.be/3B_Iyi3u1Pc.
With their most recent album Stay Gold, First Aid Kit—sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg—have honed their lush arrangements and blossomed as vivid storytellers in creating this ambitious 10-song collection of originals. Rolling Stone raves it’s “worthy of worship,” while Pitchfork describes the album as “’70s-tinged folk-rock that thrives on soaring vocals, warm harmonies, big choruses, and heart-on-sleeve lyrics.” PEOPLE proclaims Stay Gold is a “big, rich-sounding album that straddles American folk, country and pop…the vocals are earnest and plain, the melodies catchy—yep, it’s gold.” In addition, Billboard has named First Aid Kit’s single “My Silver Lining” one of their “10 Best Songs of 2014 (So Far).”
Stay Gold is available everywhere now: http://smarturl.it/FAK_StayGold.
Tour Dates (w/ support from Samantha Crain):
10/24 - Hammerstein Ballroom - New York, NY
10/26 - The National - Richmond, VA
10/28 - Orange Peel - Asheville, NC
10/29 - Ryman Auditorium - Nashville, TN
11/01 - Variety Playhouse - Atlanta, GA
11/02 - Music Farm - Charleston, SC
11/04 - The Beacham Theatre - Orlando, FL
11/05 - The Ritz Ybor - Tampa, FL
11/06 - House of Blues New Orleans - New Orleans, LA
11/07 - Granada Theater - Dallas, TX
11/08 - Fun Fun Fun Fest - Austin, TX
11/10 - The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA
11/12 - Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA
11/13 - Fox Theater - Oakland, CA
11/14 - Roseland Theater - Portland, OR
11/15 - Moore Theatre - Seattle, WA
11/17 - The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT
11/18 - Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO
11/20 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
11/21 - Bradley Fine Arts Building - Plymouth, WI
11/22 - Vic Theatre - Chicago, IL
Excited to announce the final show of the first season of Front Row Boston: FIRST AID KIT: LIVE AT THE PARADISE!
First Aid Kit: Live at The Paradise, premieres Saturday, August 23rd at 11pm on WGBH 2 in Boston. Watch online at frontrowboston.wgbh.org on August 22nd! Coming to YouTube August 23rd.
First Aid Kit: Live at The Paradise includes exclusive interviews with Klara and Johanna Söderberg, backstage footage, fan interviews, and tons of full length songs performed live in Boston.
Front Row Boston is produced by WGBH Music and Crossroads Presents in association with NPR Music.