Fleet Foxes, performing at the VPAC on June 29, crack Billboard Top 100 thanks to collaboration with Post Malone
From fans to friends, Fleet Foxes have hit the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time thanks to their feature on Post Malone’s “Love/Hate Letter to Alcohol,” debuting at No. 70 in early June. In two weeks, the music video has over 800,000 views on YouTube.
The Fleet Foxes perform at the intimate 535-seat Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek on Wednesday, June 29 — one of two stops in Colorado as part of their Shore Tour — with special guest Tim Bernardes. The show will kick off the VPAC’s summer lineup. Tickets start at $88 and are available at vilarpac.org/fleet-foxes.
The Fleet Foxes are an American indie folk band from Seattle led by singer-songwriter Robin Pecknold. The band released its fourth critically acclaimed album “Shore” in 2020, earning the band its second Grammy nomination (Best Alternative Music Album) and sweeping praise from the likes of Rolling Stone, calling the album “the most immediately rewarding Fleet Foxes record since their brilliant 2008 debut.”
From fans of one another to a blossoming friendship, Fleet Foxes and Post Malone are gaining high praise for the song on the “Twelve Carat Toothache” album by Post Malone. When asked what he likes to listen to, Post Malone said: “Fleet Foxes every time, every single time, that’s like all I listen to.”
Fleet Foxes is made up of Pecknold (vocals, guitar), Skyler Skjelset (guitar), Christian Wargo (bass, guitar, vocals), Casey Wescott (keyboards, vocals) and Morgan Henderson (multiple instruments).
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The Fleet Foxes do indeed have a reputation for being great on stage, but it’s their complicated vocal harmonies and overall musicianship on their recordings that set the bar so high. Not many bands attempt such harmonies, much less try to reproduce them live.
“I consider this performance by Fleet Foxes to be a ‘musically significant’ concert in VPAC’s 24-year history. This band ushered in an entirely new sound in the 2000s of which many bands in the indie-acoustic space followed. Fans of Bon Iver, The Lumineers and even Crosby Stills & Nash will remember this as one of their favorite VPAC evenings, and it’s opening night of the Summer 2022 – an ideal way to kick-off a summer of stunning performances on our stage,” states VPAC Executive Director Owen Hutchinson.
The Fleet Foxes are “comfort food for your ears,” according to Mint Lounge, and will surely be an entertaining show at the VPAC in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains this summer.
For tickets and more information, visit VilarPAC.org/Fleet-Foxes.