Helplessness Blues Tour

The Helplessness Blues Tour was a world tour by Seattle folk band Fleet Foxes in support of their second album Helplessness Blues which was released on May 3, 2011. The tour visited North America, Europe, Oceania and Japan.

Helplessness Blues Tour
Tour by Fleet Foxes
LocationWorldwide
Associated albumHelplessness Blues
Start date15 April 2011 (2011-04-15)
End date20 January 2012 (2012-01-20)
Legs8
No. of shows113
Fleet Foxes concert chronology
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BackgroundEdit

The Tour began in the band home town of Seattle, Washington before moving across the United States and Canada. A European leg was then announced which began in Berlin, Germany. This leg included three sold out shows at London's Hammersmith Apollo. A second North American leg took place July 14 and July 24, 2011 with another European leg taking place from August 11–20. The Band performed at some of Europe's best known Festivals including the Glastonbury Festival and Rock Werchter. The fifth leg of the tour began with two shows at Seattle's Paramount Theatre, followed by a string of shows in the United States. A Third European leg took place in November–December 2011 before moving onto Australia for some festival shows. A short Japanese leg also took place in January 2012. Two New Zealand shows were announced on September 5. Australian headline shows were also announced for January 2012.

Example set listEdit

  1. "The Cascades"
  2. "Grown Ocean"
  3. "Drops in the River"
  4. "Battery Kinzie"
  5. "Bedouin Dress"
  6. "Sim Sala Bim"
  7. "Mykonos"
  8. "Your Protector"
  9. "Tiger Mountain Peasant Song"
  10. "White Winter Hymnal"
  11. "Ragged Wood"
  12. "Lorelai"
  13. "Montezuma"
  14. "He Doesn't Know Why"
  15. "The Shrine/An Argument"
  16. "Blue Spotted Tail"
  17. "Blue Ridge Mountains"
Encore
  1. "Oliver James"
  2. "Helplessness Blues"

Source:[1]

Support actsEdit

Tour datesEdit

Date City Country Venue
Leg 1: North America
April 15, 2011 Seattle United States Columbia City Theatre
April 29, 2011 Vancouver Canada Vogue Theatre
April 30, 2011
May 1, 2011 Portland United States Crystal Ballroom
May 2, 2011 Seattle Moore Theatre
May 3, 2011
May 5, 2011 Oakland Fox Oakland Theatre
May 6, 2011 San Diego Spreckels Theater
May 7, 2011 Los Angeles Hollywood Palladium
May 8, 2011 Tucson Rialto Theatre
May 10, 2011 Austin Stubb's Bar-B-Q
May 11, 2011 Dallas Palladium Ballroom
May 13, 2011 Nashville Ryman Auditorium
May 14, 2011 Atlanta The Tabernacle
May 15, 2011 Washington, D.C. DAR Constitution Hall
May 18, 2011 New York City United Palace
May 19, 2011
May 21, 2011 Upper Darby Tower Theater
Leg 2: Europe
May 25, 2011 Berlin Germany C-Halle
May 26, 2011 Dachau Rathausplatz
May 28, 2011 Barcelona Spain Parc del Fòrum Leisure Site[A]
May 30, 2011 Paris France Bataclan
May 31, 2011 London England HMV Hammersmith Apollo
June 1, 2011
June 2, 2011
June 23, 2011 Wolverhampton Wolverhampton Civic Hall
June 24, 2011 Pilton Worthy Farm[B]
June 25, 2011 Belfast Northern Ireland Cathedral Quarter[C]
June 26, 2011 Cork Ireland The Docklands[D]
June 28, 2011 Manchester England Apollo
June 29, 2011 Edinburgh Scotland Corn Exchange
July 1, 2011 St Blazey England Eden Project[E]
July 3, 2011 Werchter Belgium Werchter Festival Grounds[F]
July 4, 2011 Paris France Salle Pleyel
July 6, 2011 Poznań Poland Lake Malta[G]
July 8, 2011 Oeiras Portugal Algés Riverside[H]
July 10, 2011 Turku Finland Ruissalo Island[I]
Leg 3: North America
July 14, 2011 Toronto Canada Massey Hall
July 16, 2011 Chicago United States Union Park[J]
July 17, 2011 Minneapolis State Theatre
July 18, 2011 Kansas City Uptown Theater
July 19, 2011 St. Louis The Pageant
July 21, 2011 Denver Fillmore Auditorium
July 22, 2011 Salt Lake City Red Butte Garden and Arboretum
July 23, 2011 Boise Knitting Factory
July 24, 2011 Troutdale McMenamins Edgefield Manor
Leg 4: Europe
August 11, 2011 Oslo Norway Middelalderparken[K]
August 12, 2011 Gothenburg Sweden Slottsskogen[L]
August 13, 2011 Rees-Haldern Germany Festival Grounds[M]
August 14, 2011 Saint-Malo France Festival Grounds[N]
August 16, 2011 Brighton England Brighton Dome
August 18, 2011 Hasselt Belgium Kiewit[O]
August 19, 2011 Biddinghuizen Netherlands Spijk en Bremerberg[P]
August 20, 2011 Brecon Beacons Wales Glanusk Park Estate[Q]
Leg 5: North America[4]
September 6, 2011 Seattle United States Paramount Theatre
September 7, 2011
September 9, 2011 Reno Grand Sierra Resort
September 10, 2011 Berkeley Hearst Greek Theatre
September 11, 2011 Big Sur Henry Miller Library
September 13, 2011 Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Bowl
September 14, 2011 Los Angeles Greek Theatre
September 15, 2011 Phoenix Comerica Theatre
September 17, 2011 Tulsa Cain's Ballroom
September 18, 2011 Austin Zilker Park[R]
September 20, 2011 Jacksonville Florida Theatre
September 21, 2011 Raleigh Raleigh Amphitheatre
September 23, 2011 Columbia Merriweather Post Pavilion
September 24, 2011 New York City Williamsburg Waterfront
September 25, 2011 Holyoake Mountain Park
September 28, 2011 Cleveland Masonic Auditorium
September 29, 2011 Ann Arbor Hill Auditorium
September 30, 2011 Chicago Chicago Theatre
October 1, 2011
October 3, 2011 Birmingham Alabama Theatre
October 4, 2011 Asheville Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
October 5, 2011 Louisville The Louisville Palace
Leg 6: Europe
November 5, 2011 Bergen Norway Grieg Hall
November 6, 2011 Oslo Sentrum Scene
November 8, 2011 Stockholm Sweden Annexet
November 9, 2011 Malmö K.B. Hallen
November 10, 2011 Copenhagen Denmark Falconer Theatre
November 11, 2011 Weissenhäuser Strand Germany Rolling Stone Weekender
November 13, 2011 Katowice Poland Kozrywki Theatre
November 14, 2011 Zagreb Croatia Tvornica
November 15, 2011 Vienna Austria Museumsquartier
November 17, 2011 Rome Italy Atlántico
November 19, 2011 Bologna Estragon
November 20, 2011 Milan Teatro Smeraldo
November 21, 2011 Zürich Switzerland Komplex 457
November 22, 2011 Fribourg Fri-Son
November 24, 2011 Bilbao Spain Santana 27
November 25, 2011 Madrid La Riviera
November 26, 2011 Cartagena Jazz Festival
November 27, 2011 Barcelona L'Auditori
November 29, 2011 Amsterdam Netherlands Heineken Music Hall
November 30, 2011 Brussels Belgium Forest National
December 1, 2011 Leeds England O2 Academy Leeds
December 2, 2011 Minehead Butlin's Minehead
Leg 7: Oceania
December 29, 2011 Lorne Australia Festival Grounds[S]
December 30, 2011 Marion Bay
January 2, 2012 Sydney Sydney Opera House
January 3, 2012
January 4, 2012
January 6, 2012 Melbourne Palais Theatre
January 7, 2012 Busselton Sir Stewart Bovell Park[T]
January 8, 2012
January 10, 2012 Brisbane Tivoli
January 11, 2012
January 13, 2012 Wellington New Zealand Hunter Lodge
January 14, 2012 Auckland Auckland Town Hall
Leg 8: Asia
January 17, 2012 Osaka Japan Big cat
January 18, 2012 Nagoya Club Quattro
January 20, 2012 Tokyo Studio Coast
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances

Box office score dataEdit

Venue City No. of Shows Tickets sold / available Gross revenue
Stubb's Bar-B-Q Austin 1 2,200 / 2,200 (100%) $61,680[5]
DAR Constitution Hall Washington, D.C. 1 3,500 / 3,500 (100%) $117,619[6]
Columbiahalle Berlin 1 3,167 / 3,500 (90%) $97,826[7]
State Theatre Minneapolis 1 2,054 / 2,054 (100%) $60,593[8]
Knitting Factory Boise 1 994 / 994 (100%) $27,366[9]
Hearst Greek Theatre Berkeley 1 6,694 / 7000 (96%) $264,207[10]
Santa Barbara Bowl Santa Barbara 1 2,250 / 4,059 (55%) $68,725[10]
Greek Theatre Los Angeles 1 4,979 / 5,849 (85%) $176,395[11]
Williamsburg Waterfront Brooklyn 1 7,000 / 7,000 (100%) $276,500[12]
Hill Auditorium Ann Arbor 1 3,356 / 3,356 (100%) $114,104[12]
Chicago Theatre Chicago 2 6,878 / 6,878 (100%) $240,730[12]
Alabama Theatre Birmingham 1 1,723 / 2,062 (84%) $55,958[13]

Fleet FoxesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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