On the heels of performing at Cascade Equinox Festival in Bend, OR this past September, Fruition has announced their first full band shows in Portland and Seattle since August of 2022.
The Americana band’s earliest roots were busking in the streets of Portland, working their way up from guerilla sets in the campgrounds of Northwest String Summit to multiple prime mainstage slots, touring with acts like Caamp, The Wood Brothers, and Jack Johnson and appearing on festival stages and classic venues around the country including several appearances at the famed Red Rocks. Along the way, they’ve played nearly every venue in Portland over their 14-year career, and rung in the new year frequently in the Pacific Northwest. This year, the band will mark the turn to 2024 with a 4 show run through Bellingham, Seattle, and Portland, with very special guests Sarah Shook & the Disarmers. In Portland, the band will return to the beloved Wonder Ballroom, a venue that has become a second home to Fruition. The two-night run will feature a 2 set New Year’s Eve show joined on stage by Farnell Newton’s Rose City Horns. In Seattle, they’ll make their first appearance at Neumos and will return to Bellingham for the first time since 2016.
Immediately after releasing January 2020’s “Broken At the Break of Day” (which brought the band their biggest success at AAA and Americana radio to date, and their biggest headline show ever at Denver’s 3900 seat Mission Ballroom) the band was forced with the rest of the world to take an abrupt break from touring. As the pandemic began to ease up, the band returned to touring with new perspective and intention, a couple of newborn babies and a few marriages happily in tow. With 2024 on the horizon, the band has been writing and recording new material, with an eye toward releasing multiple records in the next 18 months.
After the New Year’s run, the band will decamp to a studio with Tucker Martine, with whom they recorded 2018’s presciently titled “Watching It All Fall Apart”.
All four shows will be supported by Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, a band that stalks/walks the line between vulnerable and menacing. Sarah's voice is strong and uneasy; country classic but with a contemporary, earthy tension. Portland royalty and acclaimed trumpeter Farnell Newton (Jill Scott, Bootsy Collins) will bring his "Rose City Horns" to Fruition’s 2 NYE sets, adding a rich layer to Fruition's distinguished harmony-driven Americana sound.
Tickets for all newly announced shows will be available at http://www.fruitionband.com by 10 am PT on FridayUpcoming
November 1 Thunderbird Cafe Pittsburgh, PA*
December 28 Wild Buffalo Bellingham, WA ^
December 29 Neumos Seattle, WA ^
December 30 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR ^
December 31 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR #