First Aid Kit announce new album & Webster Hall show! (meanwhile Mercury Lounge) — dates & new video
by Andrew Sacher
First Aid Kit at BV CMJ 2010 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
First Aid Kit are currently on a tour with Lykke Li that brings them to NJ's Wellmont Theatre on Thursday (11/17). Tickets still available. As previously posted, First Aid Kit also play a headlining show of their own at Mercury Lounge tonight (11/16 with Alessi's Ark. I hope you got tickets, because not only is that show now sold out...
First Aid Kit will return to NYC on March 28 to headline Webster Hall!! That's quite a jump for the Swedish duo. Tickets for the Webster Hall show go on sale Friday (11/18) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday/today (11/16) at noon.
The show is part of a tour the band will be on in support of their sophomore LP (2008's Drunken Trees was only considered an EP), The Lion's Roar, which comes out on January 24 via Wichita Recordings and was produced by Mike Mogis from Bright Eyes, who First Aid Kit also recently toured with. The full tour hasn't been announced yet, but the dates we do know about are listed below.
First Aid Kit recently revealed the video for "The Lion's Roar," the title track and first single from the upcoming album. It was directed by Mats Udd, who has directed videos for the band in the past. The song has similar vocal harmonies to the band's first album (2010's The Big Black & The Blue), but the percussion's got a much stronger presence here than on their earlier work. Check out that video along with all dates below...
First Aid Kit - "The Lion's Roar" Official Video
First Aid Kit -- 2011/2012 Tour Dates
11/15/11 Toronto, ON at Sound Academy*
11/16/11 New York at Mercury Lounge
11/17/11 Montclair, NJ at Wellmont Theatre*
11/19/11 Asheville, NC at Orange Peel*
11/20/11 Atlanta, GA at Buckhead Theatre*
11/21/11 New Orleans, LA at Tipitinas*
11/28/11 Stockholm at Mosebacke
11/29/11 Stockholm at Mosebacke
11/30/11 Gothenburg at Nefertiti
12/02/11 Malmo at Victoriateatern
12/05/11 Berlin at Berghain Kantine
12/06/11 London at Bush Hall
12/07/11 Paris at Fleche D'or
12/08/11 Amsterdam at Paradiso
03/10/12 Adelaide at Womad Festival
03/11/12 Meredith at Golden Plains Festival
03/14/12 Melbourne at Northcote Social Club
03/15/12 Sydney at The Standard
03/16/12 Brisbane at The Zoo
03/28/12 New York, NY Webster Hall
04/02/12 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
04/04/12 Toronto, ON The Great Hall
04/06/12 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
* w/ Lykke Li