First Aid Kit: U.S. TV Debut 4/16 on Conan, North American Tour Launches 3/28

Article Contributed by Cobra Camanda … | Published on Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Stockholm, Sweden's First Aid Kit are confirmed to make their U.S. television debut April 16th on Conan, in support of their acclaimed sophomore album The Lion's Roar, which was released January 24th via Wichita Recordings.

Leading up to the performance, First Aid Kit will travel cross-country on their North American headlining tour, which begins on March 28th at Webster Hall in New York, NY and wraps up on April 18th at Slim's in San Francisco, CA. The tour includes multiple sold out dates - Washington, DC, Toronto, ON, Chicago, IL, Minneapolis, MN, and Seattle, WA - as well as shows in Boston, MA and Portland, OR that have been upgraded to larger venues due to demand. First Aid Kit will also perform at the Coachella Music and Arts festival on April 15th and 22nd, and are confirmed to support Wild Flag at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on April 19th.  In late July, the band will perform at the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island.

The band's North American trek comes on the heels of their tours in Europe, the UK, New Zealand, and Australia, the majority of which were sold out plays (including Stockholm, Berlin, Paris, and all UK shows).  First Aid Kit will return to the stage overseas this summer for six shows supporting Jack White, who produced and released the band's Third Man Records Blue Series 7-inch single in January 2010.  A full itinerary is below.

The Lion's Roar, produced by Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, Monsters Of Folk), has been earning First Aid Kit glowing coverage from the press, including American Songwriter, The Boston Globe, BUST, Entertainment Weekly, Foam, NPR ('Exclusive First Listen'; 'Morning Edition'), Paste ('25 Albums We're Looking Forward To Most'), Pitchfork, Relix, Rolling Stone ('Band To Watch'), Rookie, SPIN ('25 Winter Albums You've Gotta Hear'), Teen Vogue, and Under The Radar, among others. Videos for second single "Emmylou" (premiered on Vevo in January) and the title track first single ( premiere and Entertainment Weekly 'Must List' pick in November) can be seen here and here, respectively.

First Aid Kit tour dates:

MAR. 28         NEW YORK, NY                  WEBSTER HALL

MAR. 30         WASHINGTON, DC             BLACK CAT (SOLD OUT)


APR. 2           BOSTON, MA                     PARADISE ROCK CLUB

APR. 3           MONTREAL, QC                  LA SALA ROSSA

APR. 4           TORONTO, ON                   THE GREAT HALL (SOLD OUT)

APR. 6           CHICAGO, IL                     LINCOLN HALL (SOLD OUT)


APR. 10         VANCOUVER, BC                VENUE

APR. 11         SEATTLE, WA                    THE CROCODILE (SOLD OUT)

APR. 12         PORTLAND, OR                  WONDER BALLROOM

APR. 15         INDIO, CA                         COACHELLA

APR. 18         SAN FRANCISCO, CA           SLIM'S

APR. 19         LOS ANGELES, CA               EL REY THEATRE*

APR. 22         INDIO, CA                         COACHELLA

JUN. 22         LONDON, UK                     HAMMERSMITH APOLLO**

JUN. 25         AMSTERDAM, NL                HEINEKEN MUSIC HALL**

JUN. 26         BERLIN, DE                       TEMPODRUM**

JUN. 27         COLOGNE, DE                    E-WERK**

JUL. 2           PARIS, FR                         L'OLYMPIA**

JUL. 5           HAMBURG, DE                   DOCKS**

JUL. 28          NEWPORT, RI                    NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL

* supporting Wild Flag

** supporting Jack White