Foxygen Announce "Farewell Tour"
Published Mar 16, 2015It looks like retro-tinged California psych rockers Foxygen are calling it a day. Although the band haven't announced exactly why they will be heading into the sunset, their dates throughout the spring and summer are being billed as their "Farewell Tour."
The band announced the news with the following tweets:
THANKYOU so much to r family,friends,managers,label and most of all YOU.This will be our LAST tour+a revamped show.. pic.twitter.com/3PE6ZOt0d2— Foxygen (@foxygentheband) March 16, 2015
It's not entirely clear what exactly this means for the future of the band. Most likely the members will go their separate ways, although the announcement is relatively ambiguous in that it's possible that they will continue to record and/or play one-off shows.
..spectactle so get ur tickets, we love u http://t.co/PBCwOJ3opD— Foxygen (@foxygentheband) March 16, 2015
Unfortunately, the outing doesn't include any Canadian shows. See the U.S. and European schedule below.
It doesn't come as a complete shock to learn that Foxygen are calling it quits. Back in 2013, former touring member Elizabeth Fey wrote a blog post detailing the tension between core members Jonathan Rado and Sam France. She wrote, "They were supposed to be a 'duo' but there was no friendship at all, just contracts that needed to be fulfilled." The group continued on after that incident.
The band formed in 2005 while the members were still in high school. They finally achieved success in the past couple of years. Their last album was 2014's …And Star Power, which came out on Jagjaguwar.
Meanwhile, Rado released a solo album called Law and Order in 2013, while member Shaun Fleming has started his own project called Diane Coffee. Presumably they will now be focusing on these solo endeavours.
03/28 Boise, ID - Treefort Music Fest
03/29 Jackson, WY - Pink Garter Theatre
03/31 Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre
04/02 Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room
04/03 Iowa City, IA - Mission Creek Festival
04/03 Iowa City, IA - Blue Moose Tap House (Downstairs)
04/04 St. Louis, MO - Firebird
04/06 Columbus, OH - Skully's Music Diner
04/07 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
04/09 Chicago, IL - Metro
04/10 Madison, WI - University of Wisconsin-Madison (The Sett)
04/11 Bloomington, IN - Culture Shock
04/13 Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls Theater
04/14 Cleveland, OH - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
04/15 Lexington, KY - Cosmic Charlie's
04/17 Athens, GA - 40 Watt
04/18 Winston-Salem, NC - Phuzz Phest
05/07 Liverpool, UK - Kazimier
05/08 Leeds, UK - Brudenell
05/09 Glasgow, UK - Stereo
05/11 Bristol, UK - Lantern
05/12 London, UK - Electric Ballroom
05/14 Hellendoorn, Netherlands - Dauwpop
05/15 Aarhus, Denmark - Pop Revo Festival
05/17 Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Rokhal
05/18 Reims, France - La Cartonnerie
05/19 Zurich, Switzerland - Plaza
05/21 Vienna, Austria - WUK
05/22 Prague, Czech Republic - MeetFactory
05/24 Dortmund, Germany - Way Back When Festival
05/26 Hamburg, Germany - Knust
05/27 Munich, Germany - Strom
05/27-30 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound
05/28 Milan, Italy - Tunnel Club
05/31 Nimes, France - This Is Not a Love Song
06/01 Paris, France - La Machine du Moulin Rouge
06/03 Bordeaux, France - Barbey Rock School
06/06 Porto, Spain - Primavera Porto
08/14 Gothenburg, Sweden - Way Out West Festival
08/15 Helsinki, Finland - Flow Festival