by Andrew Sacher

photo: Fleet Foxes in Austin in 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
Fleet Foxes

In the spring of 2014, Robin Pecknold posted an update saying he was working on new Fleet Foxes music. We still haven't heard any of that, but here's something else to look forward to. Robin announced that he'll be opening the European and West Coast legs of Joanna Newsom's 2016 tour, and debuting an all-new solo set on the tour. He writes on Facebook (via Stereogum):

Very excited / honored to say that I'll be opening some dates for Joanna Newsom early next year, playing an all-new solo set. I'll be on both the European and the West Coast legs of her tour, in late winter / early spring. Hope to see some of you guys out there! asdkljaslkfjalw;ekjwal;erjwerpiwuerpoiwueropialkj;kJ;lkwj;lkejrew

-Robin

Well that's exciting! This follows Robin uploading a cover he recorded of The Five Keys' 1956 song "Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind" a couple weeks ago. He recorded it with past collaborator Neal Morgan (who's also worked extensively with Joanna Newsom) on drums, and he basically makes it sound like a Fleet Foxes song or something off his solo EP, with a chaotic noise section thrown in. It's a great cover that really brings something new to the song. Listen below.

Meanwhile, Joanna Newsom (who Robin's toured and collaborated with before and covered) is on another leg of her tour right now, with Alela Diane & Ryan Francesconi opening. We just caught her excellent show at Brooklyn's Kings Theatre (review, setlist), and she plays NYC again on Friday (12/11) at The Apollo (sold out). Updated dates are listed below.

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Joanna Newsom -- 2015/2016 Tour Dates
Thu. Dec. 10 - Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre* -- SOLD OUT
Fri. Dec. 11 - New York, NY @ Apollo Theatre*
Sat. Dec. 12 - Munhall, PA @ Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall*
Sun. Dec. 13 - Buffalo, NY @ Asbury Hall @ Babeville*
Mon. Dec. 14 - Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre* -- SOLD OUT
Tue. Dec. 15 - Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre*
Wed. Dec. 16 - Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre*
Thu. Dec. 17 - St. Paul, MN @ The Fitzgerald Theater* -- SOLD OUT
Fri. Dec. 18 - Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theatre*
Tue. Jan. 19 - Melbourne, AU @ Hamer Hall
Thu. Jan. 21 - Sydney, AU @ Sydney Opera House
Sat. Jan. 23 - Brisbane, AU @ Concert Hall, QPAC
Tue. Jan. 26 - Osaka, JP @ Osaka Club
Wed. Jan. 27 - Tokyo, JP @ Christ Shinagawa Church Gloria Chapel
Thu. Jan. 28 - Tokyo, JP @ Christ Shinagawa Church Gloria Chapel
Sat. March 26 - Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre
Sun. March 27 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
Mon. March 28 - Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Tue. March 29 - Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
Wed. March 30 - Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
Thu. March 31 - Spokane, WA @ Bing Crosby Theater
Fri. April 1 - Boise, ID @ Egyptian Theatre
Sat. April 2 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
Sun. April 3 - Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater

* = with Alela Diane & Ryan Francesconi