Fruition Announce New EP 'Fire'

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Submitted by -Missing Piece Group Mon, 08/06/2018 - 12:51 pm

On August 17, Fruition will release a new EP Fire. A fan favorite among their live shows, the band have shared a video for their scorching live version of the title track, which they performed at Red Rocks last year. They'll return to Red Rocks August 18 for a show with Railroad Earth, and hit the road for an extensive fall tour to support the new EP.

Three of the tracks on Fire are from the same sessions in which the band recorded their latest album Watching It All Fall Apart (LoHi Records) with acclaimed producer Tucker Martine (First Aid Kit, My Morning Jacket, The Decemberists), with the 4th track, "New Colosuss," being mixed and engineered by the band's own Tyler Thompson. The first single "Baby Let's Go" will be released on August 10. The CD can be preordered from the band’s official site at http://hyperurl.co/yj36oe

Stream Watching It All Fall Apart via Spotify.

Fruition will be donating the proceeds from the first 3 months of digital sales and streaming for the tracks "Dirty Thieves" and "New Colosuss" to charities closely tied to the subject matter of each track.

"Dirty Thieves" was written by Jay Cobb Anderson as a result of the band’s van being broken into while playing a show at Brick & Mortar in San Francisco’s Mission district. The song references being woken up to the area's homeless problem by the sound of shattered glass, feeling inconvenienced by the theft at first, but upon looking closer, seeing it as another human struggling to survive. It imagines them using what was taken to somehow improve their desperate situation that is all too often overlooked. Keeping in spirit with the songs message, initial proceeds will go to San Francisco’s Community Housing Partnership whose mission is to help homeless people secure housing and become self-sufficient.

"New Colossus," composed by Kellen Asebroek, uses lyrics taken from Emma Lazarus' poem of the same name which is engraved on the base of the Statue of Liberty. In turn, the first 3 months' proceeds will be donated to the National Immigration Law Center. The band also recorded a live version of the track in Brooklyn for NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest while on tour earlier this year: https://youtu.be/JQce2pXOtzw?t=8s

With more festivals and a show at Red Rocks on the horizon, the band have announced a new run of headline dates for the fall including stops in Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and New York City and more. They will be joined at various dates by Daniel Rodriguez of Elephant Revival and The Lil Smokies. In November, the band will return to the Pacific Northwest for their first headline shows since they sold out New Year’s shows in Seattle and Portland. Yak Attack will open those 3 shows. See full list of dates below.

Fire Tracklist:

1) Baby Let’s Go

2) Dirty Thieves

3) Fire

4) New Colossus

Tour Dates:

August 7 - Hope, AK - Creekbend Company

August 8 - Anchorage, AK - Williwaw

August 10 - Bonner, MT - KettleHouse Amphitheater #

August 11 - Livingston, MT - Pine Creek Lodge

August 12 - Alta, WY - Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival

August 14 - Telluride, CO - Sheridan Opera House

August 15 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up Aspen

August 18 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheater %

September 12 - Arcata, CA - Humbrews

September 13 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel &

September 15 - Templeton, CA - Whale Rock Music Festival

September 23 - East Aurora, NY - Borderland Festival

September 26 - Ferndale, MI - Otus Supply @

September 27 - Grand Rapids, MI - Pyramid Scheme @

September 28 - Chicago, IL - Martyrs’ @

September 29 - Winona, MN - Boats and Bluegrass

September 30 - Milwaukee, WI - Colectivo @

October 03 -  Bethlehem, PA - Musikfest Cafe @

October 04 -  Baltimore, MD - 8x10 @

October 05 - Arrington, VA - The Festy

October 07 - Ontario, CA - Huck Finn Jubilee

October 10 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot and Saddle ^

October 11 - Washington, DC - Union Stage ^ @

October 12 - TBA

October 13 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl ^

October 17 - Cincinnati, OH - 20th Century Theater @

October 18 - Indianapolis, IN - Breck Trek 

October 19 - Columbus, OH - Woodlands @

October 20 - Fayetteville, WV - Bridge Jam

November 15 - Bend, OR - Domino Room *

November 16 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom *

November 17 - Seattle, WA - The Croc *

January 15-21 - Port of Miami, FL - Jam Cruise

# opening for Greensky Bluegrass

% opening for Railroad Earth

@ with Daniel Rodriguez of Elephant Revival

& with Bear Market Riot

^ with The Lil Smokies

* with Yak Attack

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