One of the most important bands to emerge during the indie folk boom of the late 2000s, Seattle’s Fleet Foxes are internationally known for fusing earthy, harmony-rich folk-rock with a sense of lush pop sophistication. .
The Fleet Foxes perform at the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek on June 29 at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $88 and are available online from Friday, April 29 at VilarPAC.org/fleet-foxes.
“Fleet Foxes’ incredible vocal harmonies and indie-acoustic playing style are perfectly suited to the acoustics of VPAC. This show is going to sound like magic in our theater,” says VPAC General Manager Owen Hutchinson.
Formed in 2006 by longtime friends Robin Pecknold (leader, vocals, guitar) and Skylar Skjelset (guitar, mandolin, vocals), the band’s core lineup has expanded to include Casey Westcott (keyboard, mandolin, vocals), Christian Wargo (bass, guitar, vocals) and Nicholas Peterson (drums, vocals).
Their self-titled debut album and 2011 follow-up, Helpless Blues, were produced by Phil Elk and released by Sub Pop – the former to critical acclaim and the latter to being Grammy-nominated. After a six-year gap, Fleet Foxes returned with the extensive Crack-Up in 2017. In September 2020, almost without warning, the band released their fourth album, Shore, along with a short film. Shore earned the band their second Grammy nomination (Best Alternative Music Album) and accolades (five-star MOJO, four-star Rolling Stone, Pitchfork fifth best consecutive new music) with Rolling Stone calling the album “the record of Fleet Foxes most immediately gratifying since their brilliant 2008 debut” and Pitchfork saying “Robin Pecknold hones and hones Fleet Foxes’ crisp folk-rock sound, crafting another musically adventurous album that is warm and newly full of grace.”
For more information on performing at VPAC, visit VilarPAC.org/fleet-foxes.