Foxygen have announced a ‘Farewell Tour’.
Taking to Twitter to make the announcement, the band claimed that the stint will be their “last”. They wrote: “THANKYOU so much to r family,friends,managers,label and most of all YOU.This will be our LAST tour”. See the tweet in full below.
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
The tour starts in North America later this month (March) before heading to Europe in May. Foxygen will finish up with a number of festival appearances in the summer, the last of which currently confirmed as Helsinki’s Flow Festival in August.
UK dates include stop-offs in London, Bristol, Liverpool, Leeds and Glasgow.
NME approached Foxygen’s PR to clarify the news and received the reply: “Whatever they tweeted is what they mean.”
Foxygen will play the following UK dates:
Liverpool Kazimier (May 7)
Leeds Brudenell (8)
Glasgow Stereo (9)
Bristol Lantern (11)
London Electric Ballroom (12)
Foxygen released their 24-track ‘…And Star Power’ album in October 2014.
Announcing the record at the time, the band wrote: “Foxygen have joined Star Power. It is a punk band, and you can be in it, too. Star Power is the radio station that you can hear only if you believe. A gaggle of guest stars. Roman-numeraled musical suites. Vocals recorded on a shoddy tape machine at The Beverly Hills Hotel and Chateau Marmont. A svelte 82-minute run time of psych-ward folk, cartoon fantasia, soft-rock indulgences, D&D doomrock and paranoid bathroom rompers. A cinematic auditory adventure for speedy freaks, skull krunchers, abductees and misfits. We’re all stars of the scene.”
NME’s Alex Denney wrote of the record: “Sloppy and schizophrenic, ‘…And Star Power’ is the sound of record-collection rock having a nervous breakdown.”