The Fleet Foxes just announced a new album scheduled for release May 3rd, and an accompanying tour that will stop in the Bay Area at the Fox Theater (where else!) on May 5th. Helplessness Blues follows the band’s critically acclaimed 2008 self-titled debut, which was named the best album of that year by Pitchfork, among other accolades.

See tour dates below. Advance tickets for the Oakland show go on sale this Sunday.

Tour Dates

04/30/11 Sat – Vancouver BC @ The Vogue Theatre *

05/01/11 Sun – Portland OR @ Crystal Ballroom*

05/03/11 Tue – Seattle WA @ Moore Theatre*

05/05/11 Thu – Oakland CA @ Fox Theater**

05/06/11 Fri – San Diego CA @ Spreckels Theatre*

05/07/11 Sat – Hollywood CA @ Hollywood Palladium*

05/08/11 Sun – Tucson AZ @ Rialto Theatre*

05/10/11 Tue – Austin TX @ Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater*

05/11/11 Wed – Dallas TX @ Palladium Ballroom *

05/13/11 Fri – Nashville TN @ Ryman Auditorium*

05/14/11 Sat – Atlanta GA @ The Tabernacle*

05/15/11 Sun – Washington DC @ DAR Constitution Hall*

05/17/11 Tue – Boston MA @ Orpheum Theatre*

05/18/11 Wed – New York NY @ The United Palace Theatre*

05/21/11 Sat- Upper Darby PA @ Tower Theatre***

* On sale to general public Feb 4

** On sale to general public Feb 6

*** On sale date TBA