Vulfpeck has only hit the road for a continuous amount of time once before, in support of their Sleepify efforts, in which the band used Spotify to raise funds for an admission-free tour by releasing a ten-track silent album. Their growing cyber fan base was instructed to play the album on repeat overnight, which generated $20,000 in royalties and ultimately funded Vulfpeck’s first and only real tour in 2014. Since then, the band has made clear that they are not interested in spending time on the road, but rather to play big shows in various cities.Today, the Michigan-bred quartet announced their first, real tour in 2017. They’ll be heading to Minneapolis, Chicago, Toronto, Ann Arbor, Portland, Denver, Los Angeles, Santa Ana, and San Francisco from May 1 through June 7. This is a truly historical moment, as the band who never toured will now take their most recent release A Beautiful Game on the road with them for what is sure to be an incredible run. We can’t help but hope that fellow Vulf collaborators like Cory Wong, Antwaun Stanley, and Joey Dosik will be there too.VULFPECK SHOWS:01 MAY 2017 First AveMinneapolis, MN02 MAY 2017 First AveMinneapolis, MN04 MAY 2017 MetroChicago, IL05 MAY 2017 MetroChicago, IL08 MAY 2017 Lee’s PalaceToronto, ON09 MAY 2017 Lee’s PalaceToronto, ON12 MAY 2017 Michigan TheaterAnn Arbor, MI26 MAY 2017 Crystal BallroomPortland, OR30 MAY 2017 Ogden TheatreDenver, CO31 MAY 2017 Red RocksMorrison, CO02 JUN 2017 The RegentLos Angeles, CA03 JUN 2017 The RegentLos Angeles, CA04 JUN 2017 The ObservatorySanta Ana, CA06 JUN 2017 The FillmoreSan Francisco, CA07 JUN 2017 The FillmoreSan Francisco, CAFor more information and tickets, head to the band’s website. Check out their social announcement below:
Ever fanaticized what it would be like to take a trip to the Wild West? To journey to a place where cottonwood trees grow like massive arms from the banks of the Arkansas River and the snow-covered peaks of the Sawatch Range highlight the arid landscape? Take a drive down Main Street in Buena Vista (or BV) one time and you’ll get all of this. The San Isabel National Forest and the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area surround BV, so you’ll need to bring your bike, boat, and running stuff, because this place has it all.PlayThe Numbers section of the Arkansas River is deemed the best Class IV run in the state of Colorado, and arguably the country. This big wave, hole dodging, thrill ride will weave you through a stunning western landscape at the foot of the Collegiate Range. Take HWY 24 from Buena Vista towards Leadville for approximately 14 miles to access the put-in. You can also slide into the river one mile below the AVA’s Rafting Post in Granite. Either park a car at the Railroad Bridge, six miles downstream, or just float the 11 miles back to Buena Vista hitting the Class III Fraction’s section as well. Tight channels, steep drops, and quick moves make this a classic summertime run. StayThe outstanding scenery, clear skies, and “Wild West” feel beg for a night spent under the stars. BLM land surrounds the town making the possibilities for a (free)backcountry camping endless. Look up CO 304 when you go. You can find small primitive car camping spots dispersed along the length of the road. The camp spots are situated above the town and stare at Mount Princeton. You won’t even need to drive your vehicle into town the next day because singletrack connects downtown to CO 304. EatThe eateries are plentiful in Buena Vista. Start the morning with a coffee from Buena Vista Coffee Roasters. The WiFi connection is strong so you can work here all day if need be. The breakfast burritos are a town favorite, especially right before a ride or paddle. When you are finished running around for the day head over to the Rock House for amazing sandwiches or their signature bowls. If you’re craving a beer with your dinner and want an awesome wood-fired pizza, head to Eddyline Brewery in South Main. Like what you see in this post? Check out some of our favorite apparel and shoes from La Sportiva, the Damascus Elite hiker sock from Farm to Feet, and the always comfortable Crazy Creek chair.