Listen: Future Islands ‘Last Christmas’

Daring to go where few bands have gone before, Future Islands have done the unthinkable and covered ‘Last Christmas’, the classic festive song originally made famous by Wham!

The Baltimore group’s playful reworking retains the song’s charm and melody as Samuel T. Herring’s distinctive vocals adds potent emotional heft to George Michael’s bittersweet lyrics.

Future Islands headline Australian / New Zealand tour tickets go on general sale Thursday, 3rd November at 10am local time. For more information and full tour details head to

Stream / purchase ‘Last Christmas’ here.

Future Islands – Australia + New Zealand Tour 2023

Thursday 16 Feb – Perth Festival
Saturday 18 Feb – Brisbane, Powerhouse 
Sunday 19 Feb – Sydney – coming soon!
Tuesday 21 Feb – Melbourne, Forum
Thursday 23 Feb – Auckland, Powerstation
Friday 24 Feb – Tapapakanga, Splore Festival
Saturday 25 Feb – Christchurch, Electric Avenue Festival

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