Fruition Announces “Live, Vol. 1” ahead of NYE Run

Article Contributed by Lucky Man Management | Published on Friday, December 17, 2021

Fruition is happy to announce their first ever live release, “Live, Vol. 1” which is due out January 7th, 2022. Drummer and Mixing Engineer Tyler Thompson shares "This album is a recording of a show at Visual Arts Collective in Boise, ID on February 10th, 2019. It was the end of a long tour, so we were definitely firing on all cylinders. Luckily, we didn't even know the show was being recorded to multitrack, so the energy couldn't be more honest and rowdy. It was so fun going back through these live tracks that it makes us feel there may be many more live albums in future.”

The first track featured from the live release is, “I Don’t Mind” which closed out 2016’s “Labor of Love”, an album that helped bring the band to national prominence. Singer/songwriter Mimi Naja (vocals/mandolin/guitars) says the song is "about when living your truth doesn’t align with someone else’s expectation of you, and not swaying from that truth even if it hurts someone else.” Bassist Jeff Leonard had begun putting up Go Pro cameras at every show on that winter tour and honing his editing chops with all of the footage on the long drives between shows. Today’s track release is accompanied by a video culled from the fruits of that labor: WATCH

Naturally, listening back to the tracks for this live record have the band thinking about upcoming live shows. Next up are 3 shows in the Pacific Northwest to celebrate the ringing in of the new year at the brand-new Crocodile in Seattle, and two shows at The Wonder Ballroom in Portland. Texas based The Deer will support on 29 and 31, and local favorites The Laurelthirst Regulars featuring TK and Lewi open the 30th. After a short break after NYE, the band will head south for a six show run through California featuring good friends Goodnight, TX.

March will see the band playing their biggest headline show to date, a return to Denver’s Mission Ballroom on March 11th with support from The Record Company and DJ SLeepy. That will be a return to the venue that hosted the release show for their most recent studio album, Wild As The Night, Broken At The Break Of Day back on January 17th, 2020. The co-billed show with the California Honeydrops was sold out in advance and celebrated the release of their latest album which reached top 5 on both the Americana radio album and singles charts, Top 20 at AAA, and was received to critical acclaim. On March 12th, Fruition will also play an intimate "evening with" the band at Beaver Creek’s Vilar PAC.

Also recently announced is the band’s return to Winter Wondergrass Tahoe April 1-3, 2022, a stop at Rooster Walk in Martinsville, VA May 26-29, and the rescheduled Levitate Music and Arts Festival in Marshfield, MA July 8-10. Additional festival appearances will be announced in the coming weeks.

Upcoming Shows 

December 29             The Crocodile                        Seattle, WA^
December 30             The Wonder Ballroom           Portland, OR#
December 31             The Wonder Ballroom           Portland, OR ^

January 11                 The Siren                               Morro Bay, CA*
January 12                 Harlow’s                                 Sacramento, CA*
January 13                 Crystal Bay Casino               Crystal Bay, NV*
January 14                 The Independent                   San Francisco, CA*
January 15                 The Lodge Room                  Los Angeles, CA*
January 16                 The Casbah                           San Diego, CA* 

March 11                    The Mission Ballroom           Denver, CO%
March 12                    Vilar PAC                               Beaver Creek, CO

April 1-3                      Winter Wondergrass             Palisades Tahoe CA

May 26-29                  Rooster Walk                         Martinsville, VA

July 8-10                    Levitate                                  Marshfield, MA

^ with The Deer
# with The Laurelthirst Regulars featuring TK & Lewi
* with Goodnight, Texas
% with The Record Company and DJ Sleepy