First Aid Kit

First Aid Kit


Swedish duo First Aid Kit will release their forthcoming album Ruins on January 19. Produced by Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, Laura Veirs), the album was recorded in Portland, OR where the duo collaborated with amazing musicians — REM’s Peter Buck, Wilco’s Glenn Kotche, and Midlake’s McKenzie Smith. Ruins is available for pre-order now and includes lead single “It’s A Shame” .

First Aid Kit will embark on a 2018 North American headline tour, kicking off January 24 at the Fox Theatre in Oakland and continuing through a final night at New York City’s Beacon Theatre.  Most of the markets are already SOLD OUT!  The band recently toured the U.S., having performed at both Austin City Limits and San Francisco’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festivals.  Check out their performance of “It’s A Shame” at ACL HERE. First Aid Kit also played additional shows in Los Angeles and Austin before ending their US trip with a sold-out show at New York City’s Town Hall.

Ruins follows the band’s Columbia Records debut Stay Gold, a lush and ambitious 10-song collection that beautifully captures their vivid storytelling, landing First Aid Kit countless “Best of 2014” accolades. Earlier this spring, the duo also released a stand-alone single on International Women’s Day entitled “You Are The Problem Here.”  It is an empowered, passionate, and angry song that confronts the rape culture epidemic, with a portion of proceeds donated to Women for Women International.


01/24   Oakland, CA               Fox Theater

01/26   Portland, OR               Roseland Theater

01/27   Vancouver, BC           Vogue Theatre

01/28   Seattle, WA                 Moore Theatre

01/30   Minneapolis, MN         Palace Theatre

02/01   Nashville, TN              Ryman Auditorium

02/02   Chicago, IL                  Riviera Theatre

02/03   Detroit, MI                   Saint Andrew’s Hall

02/05   Toronto, ON                Danforth Music Hall

02/06   Montreal, QC              Metropolis Concert Hall

02/07   Boston, MA                 House of Blues

02/09   Washington, DC          Lincoln Theatre

02/10   Philadelphia, PA          Union Transfer

02/13   New York, NY             Beacon Theatre

Praise for “It’s A Shame”…

“. . .a slick and billowy confection which, true to the M.O., applies layers of winsome charm to potent, melancholy insights about searching for an identity amid fleeting romance.” – NPR Music

This great Swedish indie-folk duo have an album coming out soon, and if this Dylan-meets-Emmylou Harris shot of country-rock sunshine is any indication, it’s going to be excellent. – Rolling Stone


They’ve returned in top form with “It’s A Shame” – Vulture

A brightly polished folk-rock gem. – Stereogum









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