On the heels of two big weekends at Northwest String Summit, and Sawtooth Valley Gathering, Fruition is pleased to announce their return to Colorado this fall.
The band will be joined by Mama Magnolia at the Belly Up Aspen on September 29th, and by Heavy Diamond Ring (featuring former members of Paper BIrd) at the Boulder Theater on September 30th. The weekend will wrap up with an evening with Fruition at the Lariat in Buena Vista on October 1st.
The band followed up their pre-pandemic album “Wild As the Night, Broken At The Break Of Day” with a digital only live album release “Live - Vol. 1” (recorded in 2019 at the Visual Arts Collective in Boise, ID) and is currently writing new material for an upcoming release.
July has been incredibly busy, with the band ending the month playing two festivals that have been staples of their career thus far. Last weekend marked the final Northwest String Summit, a home town festival that saw the band grow from guerilla campground sets, to late nights and then multiple mainstage slots over the last 13 years. The weekend was filled with regular side projects and collaborative one time only sets with friends. The highlight had to be the heartfelt Mainstage set on Thursday night. A tender yet electric display of the bands material, the 90 minute set stretched from some of the oldest to newest songs in their catalog, with epic sing alongs and a set closing cover of Crosby, Stills and Nashʻs “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes”.
Watch Fruition perform “The Meaning” from the final Northwest String Summit
This past weekend was spent at the Sawtooth Valley Gathering, a festival in Stanley Idaho which featured two headlining Fruition sets and even more side projects and sit ins with old and new friends. The Friday night set included their 2014 album “Just One Of Them Nights” played in itʻs entirety on itʻs 9th anniversary. Saturday included most of “Wild As The Night, Broken At The Break Of Day”, several song debuts, plus sit ins from Anna Moss of Handmade Moments, Lebo of ALO, Anthony DaCosta of Lindsay Lou, Sean Mclean, Sean Badders, Megan Martinez, Liz Chibucos, Tyrone Hendrix, Lisa Sanders and Brown Sugar, Jimmy Russell and Sydney Nash (of TK & The Holy Know-Nothings). Nash also filled in on bass for Fruition in June when bassist Jeff Leonard was out on Paternity leave.
Speaking of fill ins, July started with a 4 show Northeast run which wrapped up with Fruition playing a raging set at Levitate. After that set bassist Jeff Leonard was called on to fill in for the festival closing Jack Johnson set and 4 more shows with Johnson in July. Drummer Tyler Thompson was brought in to fill in for the final 3 Jack shows, while Johnsonʻs band members recovered from Covid.
Next up for the band this month is a hometown headline show at Topaz Farm on Sauvie Island in Portland, OR with special guests Rainbow Girls, and a run through California with Goodnight, Texas that was rescheduled from the start of the pandemic, and for a second time due to a January bout with Covid for the entire band.
Tickets for all newly announced shows will be available at www.fruitionband.com by 10 am MT on Friday
Upcoming Tour Dates
August 18 Topaz Farm Sauvie Island, OR #
August 23 The Siren Morro Bay, CA &
August 24 Harlowʻs Sacramento, CA &
August 25 Crystal Bay Club Crystal Bay, NV &
August 26 The Independent San Francisco, CA &
August 27 Lodge Room Highland Park, CA &
August 28 Casbah San Diego, CA &
September 29 Belly Up Aspen Aspen, CO *
September 30 Boulder Theater Boulder, CO ^
October 1 The Lariat Buena Vista, CO
February 6-12 Jam Cruise 19 Miami, FL