Iconic indie folk rockers Fleet Foxes performed before a packed house Tuesday, giving fans a night to remember at Eugene’s sold-out McDonald Theater.
Playing from a long set list that pulled tracks from all three of their studio albums, the beloved Seattle-based band seamlessly delivered numerous, brilliantly constructed segues. Solid sound, artful lighting, lovely lyrical imagery and stellar harmonies ruled the night.
Even the audience was impressive – sometimes offering thunderous applause, but also, respectful silence at key moments during the show.
Long setlist showcases fan favorites
A few highlights from a superb show?
“Ragged Wood,” “Your Protector” and “Blue Ridge Mountains from Fleet Foxes debut “Fleet Foxes album; “The Cascades,” “Grown Ocean” and “The Shrine” from their 2011 “Helplessness Blues” album; “I Am All That I Need / Arroyo Seco / Thumbprint Scar” from their latest “Crack-up” release, and even “Mykonos” from their 2009 “Sun Giant” EP.
After a nearly 2-hour show the band left the stage to a full-house standing ovation. They re-emerged shortly after to give fans an encore that included an intimate acoustic performance of “Oliver James,” and then a powerfully commanding rendition of “Helplessness Blues” that brought down the rafters.
Both indoors or out, Fleet Foxes always does a superlative job of performing their sometimes heartening and often soul-searching music before a live audience. Tuesday night was no exception.
A band that never disappoints, find their upcoming tour dates here.