Fruit Bats share video for "Humbug Mountain Song," tour (2016)

Fruit Bats is happy to unveil their music video  for “Humbug Mountain Song” off their forthcoming album Absolute Loser, coming May 13 via Easy Sound Recording Co. Conan O’Brien’s TeamCoCo gave fans a first look at the video featuring Fruit Bats singer-songwriter Eric D. Johnson, battling a bear, tripping out and being buried alive.

Absolute Loser is the first album that Eric D. Johnson has recorded under the Fruit Bats name since 2011’s Tripper and it represents a triumphant return to name, form, and self. Despite implications, its title refers to the furthest depths of loss itself, rather than the state of those who have lost something. It’s the most honest, most confessional album of Fruit Bats’ career.  The album was recorded by Thom Monahan who has a long relationship with Johnson.
Fruit Bats will be touring in support of Absolute Loser and the dates kick off May 5 in Northampton, MA and include a show on May 12 in Brooklyn, NY at Rough Trade and in Los Angeles on May 20 at the Roxy.  The tour concludes at the Nelsonville Music Festival in Nelsonville, OH June 3-5.  Fruit Bats are also confirmed for this year’s Pickathon Festvial in Happy Valley, OR August 5-7.  All the tour dates are listed below.
May 5 – Northampton, MA – Iron Horse
May 6 – Burlington VT – Signal Kitchen
May 7 – Somerville, MA – ONCE Ballroom
May 8 – Hudson, NY – Club Helsinki
May 11 – Asbury Park, NJ – House of Independents
May 12 – Brooklyn, NY- Rough Trade SOLD OUT
May 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
May 14 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
May 19 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
May 20 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy
May 21 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
May 22 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
May 24 – Austin, TX – The Parish
May 25 – Dallas, TX – Three Links
May 27 – Colorado Springs, CO – MeadowGrass Music Festival 2016
May 28 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre (with My Morning Jacket) SOLD OUT
May 29 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
May 31 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
June 1 – Indianapolis, IN – The Hi-Fi
June 2 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
June 3-4 – Nelsonville, OH – Nelsonville Music Festival
June 5 – Chicago, IL – Do Division
Jun 10-11 – Sonoma, CA – Huichica
July 22 – Newport, RI – Newport Folk Festival
August 5-7 – Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon Music Festival