Blitzen Trapper Plans Return to Montana for Two Concerts

Portland, OR-based, experimental folk rock band Blitzen Trapper, will return to Montana for two concerts in 2022. They’ll be performing at The Wilma in Missoula on June 14th and The ELM in Bozeman on June 16th. Both shows will feature support from Laney Jones.

We’ve seen Blitzen Trapper a few times before and they always put on a great live show. Formed in 2000, Blitzen Trapper has since released 10 studio albums, several of which earned particularly high praise. 2007’s Wild Mountain Nation received critical acclaim from Pitchfork with them calling the album “a revelation from beginning to end.” Their 2008 release Furr, was ranked No. 13 on Rolling Stone’s Best Albums of 2008.

VII, released in 2013, was hailed by Paste as “Blitzen Trapper’s strongest album to date, with years of musical experimentation having come together in the band’s own mad-scientist brand of cosmic Americana…” Their latest record, Holy Smoke Future Jokes, came out in 2020.


PRESALE: Limited Logjam presale tickets for both shows will be available online only (while supplies last) from 10am to 10pm, Thursday, February 10. A password will be provided via email after completing the Logjam Presale sign up form where it says GET TICKETS below. PLEASE NOTE: Logjam Gift Cards cannot be used for presale purchases. Learn how to purchase tickets with your Logjam gift card here.

PUBLIC ON SALE: Tickets for both shows will be available on Friday, February 11, 2022 at 10am at the Top Hat in Missoula, online or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849. Visit the specific event page below for tickets and more info.

*With high ceilings, ample space, and some of the best ventilation systems in the state, the Wilma in Missoula, MT as well as The ELM in Bozeman, MT provide unique opportunities for the Montana community to support the arts in a spacious and more comfortable environment as we move into the colder months.

About Blitzen Trapper

Singer-songwriters have been tackling existential questions about life and death since time immemorial… or at least the 1960s. But when it came to Blitzen Trapper’s newest album, Holy Smokes Future Jokes, front man Eric Earley looked beyond mere existence—or even the end of it—to contend with grander cosmic explorations: namely, the intermediate period between a person’s separate lives on earth, “and what it means to escape the cycle of birth and rebirth,” he explains.

Weighty stuff, to say the least. But then again, Blitzen Trapper has never been the type of band to just skim the surface. Over the course of 20 years and ten full-length albums, the Portland, Oregon-hailing act, with singer, songwriter and guitarist Earley firmly at the helm, has crafted a singular catalog of songs—sometimes wrapped in impressionistic imagery and scruffy, singalong melodies (the fan favorite “Furr,” for just one example), and other times rendered in sharp-focus, needlepoint detail and imbued with driving, electrified rhythms (“Cadillac Road,” about a depressed and deserted mill town in the Oregon mountains where Earley’s father once worked, comes to mind here)— that celebrate the human experience in all its triumph and tragedy.