Paramount Theatre | Seattle, Washington
Slip into a synth-pop stream this 13th of September as Future Islands host a Friday night gig at the Paramount Theatre! In support of their latest album, the eclectic indie quartet has announced a far-reaching roadshow slated to hit countries worldwide, with a 25-city North American tour scheduled for the fall season. Behold, through a transporting live performance, Future Islands’ idealized sound, handpicked from the twelve tender yet defiant tracks of their new People Who Aren’t There Anymore LP, which include instant classics “The Tower” and “King of Sweden.” Characterized by Samuel Herring’s evocative songwriting and crooning voice, our Libera-nominated headliner’s music will offer a unique blend of somber lyricism and energetic harmonies most would come to love from their critically acclaimed Singles album and “Seasons (Waiting on You)” smash hit. Enter a realm where deeply emotional tunes compel audiences to drift and dance, captured by Seattle’s premier hub for the performing arts. Book your seats now!
This 2024, a kinetic synth new wave will wash over the world from the latest musical endeavors of indie pop band Future Islands! The Libera Award-nominated quartet has recently confirmed an extensive tour to promote their new album, People Who Aren't There Anymore, in both local and international circuits. For its North American leg, the series will have them play in 25 cities coast-to-coast, which includes a September 13th performance at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle!
Issued last January 26 under the 4AD British record label, People Who Aren’t There Anymore marks Future Island’s seventh studio album and their first in over three years since 2020’s As Long as You Are. The concert’s setlist will feature hand-selected hits from the twelve tracks that helped the record clinch a Top 7 spot in the UK’s Official Albums Chart. Succumb to the group’s trademark sound cranked up to eleven, fluttering between the brisk tenderness and introspective defiance of each carefully crafted single.
King of Sweden
Deep In The Night
Give Me The Ghost Back
Corner Of My Eye
The Garden Wheel
“People Who Aren’t There Anymore is that rare album where you might find yourself with the unusual but life-affirming compulsion to dance and quietly sob at the same time.,” wrote Christopher J. Lee in his rave review for PopMatters.
Fronted by songwriting crooner Samuel T. Herring, Future Islands pioneered the post-wave movement with their creative eclecticism, drawing influences from punk and alt-rock to create a distinct synth-pop signature. Dance to their music’s upbeat melodies and weep to its melancholic lyrics, vividly epitomized in their critically acclaimed 2014 Singles album and its classic hits “Seasons (Waiting on You)” and “A Dream of You and Me.” Accompanied by Billboard Triple A charting songs like “Ran,” “For Sure,” and “Plastic Beach,” this forthcoming show promises both casual listeners and deep-cut aficionados a piercingly evocative experience unmatched in today’s music industry.
The prestigious Paramount Theatre — Seattle’s official city landmark — will host the Future Islands’ concert this September, Friday the 13th, highlighting the performance with its historic Beaux-Arts backdrop. Sink into first-class seats and enjoy impressive sightlines from any row in the house as the band’s symphonies are tunefully reflected by top-notch acoustic engineering. Hit the “Get Tickets” button above to book your reservations!