Future Islands tour again, but this time they’re riding sea monsters.

Future Islands tour again, but this time they're riding sea monsters.

A little over a year ago, Future Islands holed up in a historic waterfront house in North Carolina, and when they weren’t watching sunrises or collecting sand dollars or writing cryptic letters on old paper, stuffing them into glass bottles and tossing them into the ocean, they recorded their third album. They released the appropriately-titled On the Water back in October. We were pretty jazzed about those 11 tracks of new wave-ish, cinematic synth-pop, and still pretty jazzed once December rolled around.

So, now that summer’s creeping closer and closer, maybe Future Islands will relax for a bit? Maybe they’ll head back to the beach just to have picnics or play badminton by the water?

Nope. They’re touring. Again. They just wrapped up a European tour and before that a tour of the Southeast, and now they’re headed up the East Coast. Maybe they’ll at least build a sand castle or two along the way?


04.20.12 - Georgetown, TX - Corbin J. Robertson Center
04.25.12 - York, PA - The Depot *
04.26.12 - Middletown, CT - Eclectic Society *
04.27.12 - Providence, RI - AS220 *
04.28.12 - Boston, MA - Paradise *
04.29.12 - Portland, ME - Space *
04.30.12 - Quebec, QC - Le Cercle *
05.01.12 - Montreal, QC - Il Motore *
05.02.12 - Ottawa, ON - Mavericks *
05.03.12 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern *
05.04.12 - Rochester, NY - Bug Jar *
05.05.12 - Albany, NY - Valentine’s *
05.06.12 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church *

* Ed Schrader’s Music Beat

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