Future Islands is a synthpop band from Baltimore, Maryland. Future Islands was formed in 2006 by a group of friends studying at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. The trio of Gerrit Welmers, William Cashion, and Samuel Herring formed a band by the name of Art Lord & the Self-Portraits, which quickly broke up, allowing the trio to come together in a 2nd musical undertaking, by the name of Future Islands. After a few years of released self-recordings and touring around the North Carolina area, the trio released their first studio album titled Wave Like Home. The album helped propel the band into the national spotlight, and opened the door for their end studio album titled In Evening Air to come just a few years later. With the Release of In Evening Air, the band had found their sound, which combined the quick poppy melodies of a synthesizers with the deep growling voice of lead singer Samuel Herring to create a unique and catchy sound. After continued success with their 3rd album On the Water, Future Islands began expanding their tours reaching a larger audience.
The band exploded into national prominence following the release of their 2014 album titled Singles. Singles represented Future Islands at their very best, with a full cultivated sounds and band chemistry, Singles is a masterfully crafted fun and grungy album. With the release of Singles, Future Islands began performing more shows of national prominence, including on Late Night, the Glastonbury Festival, and at South By Southwest. Future Islands is one of the most exciting acts in the Synthopop genre and shows are headlined by Samuel Herrings unforgettable stage presence and crowds of dancing fans.
Future Islands Singles Tour
The release of their 2014 album Singles, propelled Future Islands into a whole new category. The band was being played on radio stations and music players across the world and the band’s synthopop had finally reached a critical mass of audience. The subsequent Singles Tour exploded through the end of 2014 and throughout 2015. The band toured throughout North America and across Europe. The tour would see Future Island perform on their largest stages to date, including at music festivals in the UK, Australia, and United States. Where Future Island excelled on the album, their live performances showed the band at its very best. Future Islands Singles Tour shows became known for their crowd center performances and upbeat atmosphere. Future Islands tour tickets reached an all-time high for demand and become one of the hottest selling items of 2015.