An Open Letter to Fleet Foxes, Love Crossfade

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Dear Fleet Foxes,

Thanks for letting us download "Helplessness Blues," the title track off your upcoming album dropping on May 3, for free. If the song is any indication as to how the rest of the record's going to sound, the almost three-year gap between your self-titled debut and Helplessness Blues was well worth the wait. But we do have a small bone to pick, Foxes, and it involves your upcoming tour.

We couldn't help but notice that Miami was left off the North American schedule. In fact, y'all forgot about Florida entirely. It's a common mistake indie acts make, one we're pretty used to by now. However, Crossfade wants to change indie music's perception of Miami-Dade County in an effort to attract more acts to the Magic City.

We know Miami is far from everywhere. That's a fact. And for bands on a tight schedule (or with limited funds), driving six hours south in one direction for a show may seem like a logistical nightmare. But we really appreciate your folksy brand down here. Just last year, for example, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros played three consecutive nights in South Florida, and Iron and Wine recently played a 19-song set at the Fillmore.

While the Miami music scene continues to be littered with electro scum and Top 40 bullshit, the city's undergoing a refreshing cultural awakening. The type of uprising that welcomes bands like Fleet Foxes onto its team, and willingly shells out the price of admission for a night of "baroque harmonic pop jams."

We hope y'all will think of Miami in the future.

Very truly yours,
Crossfade

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smartyypants
smartyypants

This letter is it. Thank You so much. It could have not been said any better! This letter said it all. Last fall was an amazing season for concerts coming down here, I almost couldn't believe it.

"We hope y'all will think of Miami in the future."

Ghost that never lies...
Ghost that never lies...

HELL YEAH!!!!!!! Thank you!!! I tweet at LiveNation almost every week when we keep missing on these great bands......

We sold out Wilco, Phoenix, MGMT, Vampire W/E, Arctic Monkeys, Bon Iver, Matt and Kim, Edward Sharpe, amongst others....

Had solid attendance at Passion Pit, Black Keys, Band of Horses, and others...

What the hell do we need to do for LN to start wising up and booking more and better talent down here??????????

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