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First Aid Kit Announce Fall North American Tour Dates

Ruins Out Now via Columbia; Support Acts Include Julia Jacklin and M. Ward

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Swedish sister alt-country/folk duo First Aid Kit released a new album, Ruins, back in January via Columbia. Now they have announced some fall North American tour dates. Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 11, at 10 a.m. local time. Julia Jacklin will support some of the dates, with M. Ward on one date. Check out the dates below, followed by the video for “It’s a Shame.”

First Aid Kit had this to say about the dates in a pres release: “North America, we can’t get enough of you so we’re coming back in the fall with the #RebelHeartTour. We’re looking forward to returning to some of our favorite cities again and to exploring new places like Las Vegas and Albuquerque. The venues are epic and the opening acts are epic as well. For LA and San Fran, we will be graced by the presence of our hero M Ward. For the rest of the shows, one of our new favorite artists, the incredible Julia Jacklin, will be opening. It’s going to be really special. We can’t wait to get your rebel hearts beating with us!”

Pick up or download Under the Radar’s current print issue (Issue 63) to read our interview with First Aid Kit on Ruins.

First Aid Kit previously shared Ruins track “It’s a Shame,” as well as a video for the song inspired by the Gwyneth Paltrow romantic comedy from 1998, Sliding Doors. Plus there was a lyric video for “Postcard” and another lyric video for “Fireworks.” Then there was a full-on video for “Fireworks” that featured the sisters attending, dancing, and performing at a 1980s prom, complete with big hairdos and vintage prom dresses. Then there was a video of them performing “Postcard” live in a TV studio (dubbed The Rebel Hearts Club) made to look like one from the 1970s, followed by them performing “Ruins” in the same setting. In March 2017, First Aid Kit shared a new song, “You Are the Problem Here,” in honor of International Women’s Day. Then in March 2018 they shared a new video of them performing a rocking version of the “You Are the Problem Here” live in a blank TV studio, dubbed the Rebel Hearts Club, turning it into a bit of a #MeToo anthem.

Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, Laura Veirs) produced Ruins in Portland, OR. The album features R.E.M.‘s Peter Buck, Wilco’s Glenn Kotche, and Midlake’s McKenzie Smith. Ruins is the follow-up to 2014’s acclaimed Stay Gold.

Read our recent Bucket List interview with First Aid Kit.

Read our 2014 interview with First Aid Kit.

First Aid Kit U.S. Tour Dates:

06/08 - Raleigh, NC - North Carolina Museum of Art*
06/09 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
06/10 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant*
06/12 - Kansas City, MO - The Truman*
06/13 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium*
06/14 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks (w/ Ryan Adams)
09/06 - Portland, ME - State Theatre+
09/07 - Boston, MA - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion+
09/08 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore Philadelphia+
09/10 - Washington D.C. - The Anthem+
09/11 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel+
09/14 - Asheville, NC - Highland Brewing Company+
09/17 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall+
09/18 - Austin, TX - ACL Live at The Moody Theater+
09/19 - Dallas, TX - South Side Ballroom+
09/21-23 - Las Vegas, NV - Life is Beautiful Festival
09/21 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater+
09/22 - Phoenix, AZ - The Pressroom
09/25 - San Diego, CA - Observatory North Park+
09/26 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre^
09/28 - San Francisco, CA - The Masonic^
10/01 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
10/02 - Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
10/03 - Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

*Jade Bird supporting
+Julia Jacklin supporting
^M. Ward supporting

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