Fruition Release "Live, Vol. 1"

Article Contributed by Lucky Man Management | Published on Friday, February 25, 2022

Fruition is happy to mark the release date for their first ever live album, “Live, Vol. 1” which is out today.  Originally timed to release around the band’s January California tour, “Live, Vol. 1” was pushed back when Covid forced the band to move their California run back to August. The band’s next two shows are at the Mission Ballroom in Denver, with support from The Record Company, and DJ Sleepy, and Beaver Creek’s Vilar PAC which will host an evening with the band.

The featured single for today’s release is “Lonesome Prayer (Live At The Visual Arts Collective, Boise, ID” the studio version of which originally appeared on 2018’s Tucker Martine produced Watching It All Fall Apart”.  Written by lead guitarist and vocalist Jay Cobb Anderson, he explains ““Endings can come with a great deal of resentment and anger, or with a sigh of relief. Usually there's a little bit of both if we're honest. But when it's all said and done, all we want for anyone that we love is for them to be happy. Even if it's without us in their lives.”

The album and single release are accompanied by a video edited by bassist Jeff Leonard which can be viewed HERE. The album is up on all DSPs now

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.”

2022 will see the band visit cities they last played on 2020’s “Wild As The Night, Broken At the Break of Day” album release tour. A mix of headline shows and festivals are filling out their calendar, with several more festivals due to announce in the coming weeks.

First up is a massive headline show at Denver’s Mission Ballroom where The Record Company, and DJ Sleepy will support. After a return to Winter Wondergrass where the band will play the mainstage, and headline a late night show with Brothers Comatose, they will fly east to perform for fans in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia’s Ardmore outskirts, NYC and Boston with support from good friend Tommy Alexander. Festival season begins in earnest with stops at Rooster Walk, Hog Farm Hideaway, Blue Ox, Levitate and the final Northwest String Summit before returning to clubs for the re-scheduled club dates in California.

Upcoming Shows

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

April 1-3                        Winter Wondergrass                  Palisades Tahoe CA
April 6                           Union Stage                                Washington, DC #
April 7                           Ardmore Music Hall                      Ardmore, PA #
April 8                           The Bowery Ballroom                   New York, NY #
April 9                           Brighton Music Hall                      Allston, MA #

April 23                        Hillfest                                         Eden, UT

May 26-29                    Rooster Walk                                Martinsville, VA

June 10                        Hog Farm Hideaway                    Laytonville, CA
June 23                        Blue Ox Music Festival                 Eau Claire, WI

July 8-10                      Levitate                                         Marshfield, MA
July 21-24                    Northwest String Summit             North Plains, OR

August 23                     The Siren                                      Morro Bay, CA*
August 24                     Harlow’s                                        Sacramento, CA*
August 25                     Crystal Bay Casino                       Crystal Bay, NV*
August 26                     The Independent                          San Francisco, CA*
August 27                     The Lodge Room                          Los Angeles, CA*
August 28                     The Casbah                                  San Diego, CA*

% with The Record Company and DJ Sleepy
# with Tommy Alexander
* with Goodnight, Texas