Three days prior to his 30th birthday, Fleet Foxes mastermind Robin Noel Pecknold is slated to perform an opening set for Joanna Newsom on March 27th at The Fox Theatre. The show is one of a string of West Coast and European dates that will see the long-dormant singer-songwriter come out of the shadows and back on to the stage. Pecknold promises a setlist of all new solo material, which could possibly be the prelude to a new Fleet Foxes cycle, or perhaps the launch of a different project altogether. It is worth noting that in 2010, Pecknold embarked on a similar opening stint for Newsom where he debuted most of what would become his landmark achievement and sophomore album Helplessness Blues. If this trend continues then we are looking at possibly some major Fleet Foxes activity coming up in the near future.
In Pecknold’s own words:
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
The last few years have seen the indie-folk hero maintain a low profile, with Pecknold having enrolled as a student at Columbia University in the pursuit of an undergraduate degree because he wanted to “see what that was about and to try something new after a while in the touring / recording lifestyle.” Back in April of last year he said he was working on new music while in school, so perhaps these new songs are the fruits of those efforts. Until the Spring rolls in and you can finally hear Pecknold’s mesmeric voice in person, enjoy a holiday surprise he let loose a few weeks ago: an angelic-gone-dissonant-and-back-again cover of The Five Keys’ 1956 track “Out of Sight, Out of Mind.”
Joanna Newsom, Robin Pecknold
The Fox Theater
March 27th, 2016
7:30 PM (Sold Out)