[Cover photo credit to Annie Beedy]

Eric D. Johnson’s Fruit Bats have released a new song, “Waking Up in Los Angeles”, in support of an extensive April and May 2023 tour in the United States and Canada. The band self-describe their sound as “Transcendentalist Folk Disco” and the song’s message is “a longing for place but also a hope for contentment in the present”.

Johnson adds:

This is a sad song masquerading as a happy one. Or maybe vice versa? This might be the first song I’ve written where the first verse is a disclaimer – and, yes, I am talking to YOU with this one. This is about spiritual homes, the geography of the heart, and waking up in a weird, hard world where the birds still sing.

Fruit Bats will set off for a two-month tour beginning on April 12th, 2023 in Indianapolis, IN and ending on May 27th, 2023 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Tickets go on sale here on Friday, November 18 at 10 AM Eastern Time.

Fruit Bats Spring 2023 Tour:

4/12 – Indianapolis, IN – Hi-Fi
4/13 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
4/14 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
4/15 – Maquoketa, IA – Codfish Hollow
4/16 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
4/18 – Toronto, ON, Canada – Phoenix Theatre
4/19 – Philadelphia, PA – Brooklyn Bowl
4/20 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
4/21 – Boston, MA – Royale
4/22 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
4/25 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
4/27 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
4/28 – Scaly Mountain, NC – Bear Shadow +
4/29 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
5/10 – San Diego, CA – Belly Up
5/11 – Los Angeles, CA – The Theatre at Ace Hotel
5/12 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
5/13 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
5/14 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
5/19 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
5/20 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Commonwealth Room
5/21 – Bozeman, MT – The Elm
5/24 – Boise, ID – Treefort Music Hall
5/25 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
5/26 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Market
5/27 – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Commodore Ballroom

+ w/ Spoon