Future Islands performing in Germany in 2015. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Baltimore trio Future Islands has thrown a bone to hometown fans by adding two more shows at the Ottobar after the first one sold out.

The band announced earlier this week that it had opened a lottery for tickets to a surprise April 7 album release show at the Ottobar, a venue that fits somewhere between 300 and 350 people. Inevitably, the concert sold out when tickets went up for sale this morning. Luckily, the group decided today to offer a pair of additional shows at the Charles Village venue on Saturday, April 8, and Sunday, April 9.

Baltimore! We added two more shows on 4/8 & 4/9. Come celebrate with us! Tickets on sale this Friday at 9am EST. https://t.co/SvU9hZjl12

— Future Islands (@futureislands) March 29, 2017

Future Islands, comprising Gerrit Welmers, William Cashion and Samuel T. Herring, will release its fifth full-length album, “The Far Field,” on April 7 and perform it live for the first time to a sold-out Baltimore crowd before embarking on a world tour. After the three shows at the Ottobar, the trio will play everywhere from Coachella to Glasgow, U.K., and Stockholm for the next eight months, making a couple trips home to the States but only coming as close as Philadelphia.

The trio put out the single, “Ran,” in early February and followed it with a second called “Cave” on March 24. Here’s the video for the latter, filled with plenty of futuristic effects on studio drums and synths, pleading vocals and a full-on sign language translation.

YouTube video

Tickets for the extra two shows go on sale this Friday at 9 a.m. No need to fret if you didn’t get tickets to the April 7 show; at least you’ll have time to listen through “The Far Field” so you can sing along that weekend.

Ethan McLeod is a freelance reporter in Baltimore. He previously worked as an editor for the Baltimore Business Journal and Baltimore Fishbowl. His work has appeared in Bloomberg CityLab, Next City and...