Eric D. Johnson
Eric D. Johnson

We recently mentioned that Fruit Bats and Vetiver play a show together on September 13 at Bowery Ballroom. That show is part of a September tour that the two bands go on together which kicks off on September 6 in Minneapolis. Tickets for the entire tour are now on presale. Tickets for the NYC show go on sale Friday (7/8) at noon.

Vetiver meanwhile are in NYC this Sunday. Tickets are still on sale.

Two Gallants (back together after two years apart from each other) open the Minneapolis show, and none after that, but they do simultaneously go on their own tour which includes a late show at Mercury Lounge the same night (9/13) that Fruit Bats and Vetiver play Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for the NYC show are on sale now.

Meanwhile, The Shins (of which Fruit Bat Eric D. Johnson is a sideman) who have been hiatus for most of the last two years too, are scheduled to play Outside Lands and POPPED! Music Festival. Frontman James Mercer also debuted a new song with drummer Joe Plummer (of Modest Mouse and recently The Shins) at The Bagdad Theater in Portland, OR back in March. Video of that with all tour dates below...

James Mercer new song @ Bagdad Theater

Fruit Bats -- 2011 Tour Dates
July 29, 2011 A Club, Spokane WA w/Ages and Ages & Blitzen Trapper
July 30, 2011 BellTower, Pullman WA
August 2, 2011 Easy Street (Queen Anne), Seattle WA - Record release day in-store @ 7PM
August 5, 2011 Pickathon Festival, Happy Valley OR
August 6, 2011 Pickathon Festival, Happy Valley OR
August 14, 2011 Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR
August 22, 2011 Marymoor Park, Redmond WA w/ The Decemberists
August 23, 2011 Malkin Bowl, Vancouver Canada w/ The Decemberists
August 24, 2011 Malkin Bowl, Vancouver Canada
September 3, 2011 Gorge Ampitheatre, Gorge WA - DMB Caravan at the Gorge
September 6, 2011 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN*#
September 7, 2011 The Mill Iowa City, IA*
September 8, 2011 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL*
September 9, 2011 Southgate House Newport, KY*
September 10, 2011 Mr Smalls Theater Pittsburgh, PA*
September 11, 2011 Tiger Mountain & Truck Festival Big Indian, NY*
September 12, 2011 Middle East Cambridge, MA*
September 13, 2011 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY*
September 14, 2011 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, PA*
September 15, 2011 Black Cat Washington, DC*
September 17, 2011 Motorco Durham, NC*
September 19, 2011 Off Broadway St. Louis, MO*
September 20, 2011 Jackpot Lawrence, KS*
September 22, 2011 The Bluebird Theater Denver, CO*
* - w/ Vetiver
# - w/ Two Gallants

Two Gallants -- 2011 Tour Dates
Thu Sep 01, 2011 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
Fri Sep 02, 2011 Denver, CO Hi Dive
Sun Sep 04, 2011 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
Mon Sep 05, 2011 Fargo, ND The Aquarium
Tue Sep 06, 2011 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue Fruit Bats, Vetiver
Wed Sep 07, 2011 Chicago, IL Schubas
Fri Sep 09, 2011 Toronto, ON The Drake Hotel
Tue Sep 13, 2011 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
Wed Sep 14, 2011 Cambridge, MA TT The Bear's Place
Thu Sep 15, 2011 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's
Fri Sep 16, 2011 Durham, NC Duke Coffeehouse
Sat Sep 17, 2011 Atlanta, GA Drunken Unicorn
Mon Sep 19, 2011 Austin, TX The Mohawk
Wed Sep 21, 2011 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
Fri Sep 23, 2011 San Francisco, CA The Independent
Sat Sep 24, 2011 San Francisco, CA The Independent

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