Blitzen Trapper Confirms Return to Missoula in 2024

Portland, OR-based, experimental folk rock band Blitzen Trapper will return to The Wilma in Missoula on Friday, July 12, 2024.

Blitzen Trapper has toured through Montana several times and they always put on a great live show. Formed in 2000, Blitzen Trapper has since released 11 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 full length studio album, Holy Smoke Future Jokescame out in 2020. They followed in 2021, releasing demo versions of the album’s songs on Holy Demos Future Demos.

No doubt, they have an impressive studio catalog, but nothing beats Blitzen Trapper live in concert!


GROOVE PRESALE: Limited Groove presale tickets will be available online only (while supply lasts) from 10am to 10pm on Thursday, March 7th. A password will be provided via email after completing the Groove 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 go on sale Friday, March 8, 2024 at 10:00AM and will be available to purchase in person at Logjam Presents Box Offices and online while supplies last. All tickets are general admission and a limited amount of seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. All ages are welcome.

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About Blitzen Trapper

There are numbers so vast they exceed the scope of human reckoning, concepts so immeasurable they surpass our capacity to understand. On their radiant new album, 100’s of 1000’s, Millions of Billions, Blitzen Trapper make peace with the unknowable, surrendering themselves to forces beyond their control as they explore the infinite with a broad mind and an open heart.

Inspired by singer/songwriter Eric Earley’s fascination with Buddhist texts and meditation (the title comes from a phrase that appears over and over in the Mahayana sutras), the album offers a captivating take on rebirth and transcendence, and the circularity of existence, navigating its way through the space beyond dreams and reality, beyond gods and mortals, beyond life and death. The songs here are as sincere as they are surreal, rooted in rich character studies and deep reflection, and unfolding like a riddle-filled journey that asks many questions and offers no answers. The production is intoxicating to match, blending lo-fi intimacy and trippy psychedelia into a mesmerizing swirl of analog and electronic sounds. Add it all together and the result is a gorgeous, sprawling collection wrapped in lush layers of synthesizers and washed out electric guitars–a poignant, expansive exploration of perception and purpose that manages to look both forwards and backwards all at once. Continue reading…