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Fruition have shared a new single, “Hard to Make Money,” and paired their musical deliverable with a namesake tour. The slate of new dates represents the Portland, Ore. band’s first headlining appearances of 2024, following a four-concert Pacific Northwest run to mark New Year’s Eve. 

On the road, the ensemble will traverse a series of Midwest venues for already-announced concerts before picking up a secondary leg of new tour stops, slated to commence at WOW Hall in Eugene, Ore., on May 14. According to the band’s press release, they have “been hard at work writing and recording new music for future release, with some of those new songs finding their way into setlists for these newly announced shows.”

With “Hard to Make Money” serving as the initial preview of new music from the band known for three-part harmonies and improvised PNW appearances, the songwriter, Jay Cobb Anderson, commented on the intent behind the track, as it is hard to get by while others have more than they need. “Yeah some folks take it, some work to make it, and some folks just got good luck/but the poor stay needy while rich stay greedy and they never seem to give a buck/and it’s hard to make money these days,” Anderson said. 

“There’s too much not-enough going round, and that’s all we seem to get. The American dream’s been sentenced to death by the powers that be. Bees make honey and it never goes bad. Man makes money and it’s never gets better. And it’s hard to make money these days,” he said, adding a poetic layer to the sentiment. 

Tickets for all newly announced shows will be available at at 10 a.m. P.T., on Friday, February 9.

Listen to “Hard to Make Money” below.

Fruition Tour Dates:

March 13 – Music Box – Cleveland, Ohio*

March 14 – Magic Bag – Ferndale, Mich.*

March 15 – Midtown – Grand Rapids, Mich.*

March 16 – The Acorn – Three Oaks, Mich.*

March 18 – SPACE –  Evanston, Ill.*

March 19 – Buskirk Chumley – Bloomington, Ind.*

March 21 – Stoughton Opera House – Stoughton, Wis.*

March 22 – Castle Theatre – Bloomington, Ill.*

March 23 – Wildwood Saloon – Iowa City, Iowa*

March 24 – Parkway Theater  – Minneapolis*

April 24 – Baja Wondergrass –  El Sargento, Mexico

May 14 – WOW Hall – Eugene, Ore. 

May 15 – Humboldt Brews – Arcata, Calif. 

May 17 – Golden Road Gathering – Placerville, Calif. 

May 18 – Felton Music Hall – Felton, Calif. 

May 19 – The Guild Theatre – Menlo Park, Calif.

May 22 – The Siren – Morro Bay, Calif. 

May 23 – The Casbah – San Diego, Calif. 

May 24 – Valley Bar – Phoenix, Ariz. 

May 25 – Pappy & Harriet’s – Pioneertown, Calif. 

Bold = New dates