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January 20, 2011

Future Islands to play free show at the Patterson; Katy Perry, the Pretty Reckless, and the Foals also add local dates

Future Islands will perform a free show at the Patterson on February 26.

That free show will come before another one on March 5 at 2640, where they will perform with Celebration and Arbouretum. (Tickets for that show are on sale at Red Emma's and

 The band is coming off a highly successful year where they played some 130 gigs, and sold over 3,000 copies of "In Evening Air."

At the Patterson, they will play a short acoustic set in the gallery and a standard set at the theater. 

In related touring news, Katy Perry becomes Merriweather Post Pavilion's second announced headliner this summer; Sugarland will perform in May.

The singer will stop by June 15 with her California Dreams tour, which is hysterically sponsored by Schick Quattro for Women. General tickets go on sale January 29.

Joan Jett manqué Taylor Momsen, also known for "Gossip Girl," will return to Baltimore on March 15 with her band the Pretty Reckless. They last played Bourbon Street in October.

On the punk side of things, the Brits the Foals also announced a new massive tour that includes Baltimore. They will perform at the Ottobar May 7.

Below, Future Islands tour dates: 

Future Islands tour dates:

February 17 - Columbus, OH @ The Summit (w/Ed Schrader's Music Beat)
February 18 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern (w/Ed Schrader's Music Beat)
February 19 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle (w/Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Wumme)
February 20 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox (w/Ed Schrader's Music Beat)
February 26 - Baltimore, MD @ Creative Alliance Free Show! 2 sets: Acoustic in Gallery + Electric in Theater
March 3 - Raleigh, NC @ Kings (w/Ed Schrader's Music Beat, NAPS)
March 4 - Raleigh, NC @ Kings (w/Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Lonnie Walker)
March 5 - Baltimore, MD @ 2640 Space (w/Celebration, Arbouretum)

Photo: Future Islands Facebook

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Posted by Erik Maza at 3:48 PM | | Comments (1)
Categories: Music News


It's just "Foals", not "the Foals".

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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