Foals announce UK tour for November and December

Band promise 'dank and dirty sweatbox shows'

Foals have announced a new set of live dates for November and December.

The Oxford-based band have been in the studio for much of 2012, prompting speculation that these shows are set to showcase new material from their upcoming third album.

This morning (October 8), singer Yannis Philippakis tweeted: “Super excited to be getting into some dank & dirty sweatbox shows. Gonna be killer.”

Speaking to NME in September, Philippakis revealed the new album would be released in early 2013.

Philippakis said:

There are some heavier moments and some dirtier moments. It’s swampy, some of the grooves are quite stinky. There’s a track called ‘My Number’ that had a Curtis Mayfield groove which was pretty unashamedly funk, for want of a better word.

He added: “We’ve always been pretty rhythmically preoccupied, but once the four-on-the-floor, hi-hat, indie disco stuff’s dead and buried with a chain of garlic around its neck, that feels like a really fertile place to go to.”

Foals will play:

Sheffield Queens Social Club (November 28)
Leicester Lock 42 (29)
Stoke Sugarmill (30)
Doncaster Leopard (December 2)
Derby The Venue (3)
Gloucester Guildhall (4)
Southampton Cellar (6)
Bournemouth Sixty Million Postcards (7)
Aldershot West End Centre (8)
Brighton Concorde 2 (10)
Tunbridge Wells The Forum (11)

Tickets for Foals’ tour go onsale this Friday (October 12). To check the availability of Foals tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.