Canvasback Music/Atlantic recording group Frightened Rabbit have unveiled details for their fall headlining tour. The cross-country trek kicks off in Omaha, NE on September 8th and features a number of festival stops, including performances at Loufest in St. Louis, MO, Midpoint Music Festival in Cincinnati, OH, and Austin City Limits in Austin, TX (see attached itinerary). Tickets for the band’s headline dates will be available to fans via a mailing list-only pre-sale starting on Wednesday, June 15th at 10am local time, with the general on-sale beginning Friday, June 17th at 10am local time. For more information about mailing list sign-up and tickets, please visit http://frightenedrabbit.com/shows/.
The fall tour, which supports Frightened Rabbit’s recently released album “PAINTING OF A PANIC ATTACK,” follows a packed summer schedule that includes headlining shows and festival sets throughout the UK and Europe. The Scottish band plays Glastonbury, Latitude, and T in the Park back in the UK before returning to North America for their first performance at the historic Newport Folk Festival, a major slot at Lollapalooza in Chicago, as well as a set at Osheaga Festival in Montreal, the band’s first Canadian show of the cycle. Frightened Rabbit recently wrapped up an extensive stateside tour – their first in nearly three years – that included sold out shows in Portland, OR, Detroit, MI, Los Angeles, CA and more.
Released in April, Frightened Rabbit’s fifth studio album “PAINTING OF A PANIC ATTACK” – produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner – enjoyed a Top 25 debut on the Soundscan/Billboard 200 chart, and peaked at #2 on iTunes’ Alternative chart and #8 overall. The album’s lead single “Get Out” has already gone Top 10 on FMQB’s Triple A chart with over 2.5 million streams on Spotify. The band recently performed the song on CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” following the U.S. television debut of “Get Out” on CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” back in March. The song’s emotionally provocative, companion video made its premiere on NPR’s All Songs Considered and received a raft of praise from influential sites, including Pitchfork, Stereogum, and Consequence of Sound, among others. The video – beautifully shot in Kiev –can be viewed at the band’s official YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/frightenedrabbit).
In conjunction with this tour announcement, the band has also unveiled a raw and haunting live acoustic version of album closer “Die Like A Rich Boy” https://youtu.be/JGxyCs30tfU.
Aaron Dessner says of “Die Like A Rich Boy”: “It feels like a completely classic song, but it’s also a distillation of everything Scott has ever written about. It’s so gracefully constructed and realized, and it’s not trying to be anything other than what it is. I wish I could write a song like that.”