Foals have announced details of an upcoming UK club tour.
The band’s new album ‘What Went Down’ is due for release on August 28 and was recorded in the south of France with Simian Mobile Disco’s James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Klaxons, Mumford & Sons). ‘What Went Down’ is their fourth studio LP, following on from 2013’s ‘Holy Fire’.
With the group already scheduled to play London’s Village Underground on August 25, they have now announced their return in November. Foals will play dates in Nottingham, Liverpool, Norwich, Cardiff, Aberdeen, Newcastle, Southampton, Margate, Bristol and Cambridge.
The Margate show will take place at the relaunched Dreamland theme park in Margate, with Foals playing at various spaces around the park.
All tickets go on sale on Friday (August 21) at 9am. See the full dates below.
Foals will play:
Nottingham Rock City (November 5)
Liverpool Olympia (6)
Norwich UEA (7)
Cardiff University Great Hall (8)
Aberdeen Music Hall (10)
Newcastle O2 Academy (11)
Southampton Guildhall (13)
Margate Dreamland – By The Sea event (14)
Bristol Anson Rooms (15)
Cambridge Corn Exchange (16)
Speaking to NME recently, frontman Yannis Philippakis described the LP as “lean” and “punchy”.
Philippakis has also spoken to The Guardian ahead of the album’s release, saying that he “wanted to explore the extremities, the darkest crevices of my mind” whilst working on the new record. He added that he aimed “to make something better than myself, to lift myself above the daily malaise”.
However, the band also spoke about their future. Keyboardist Edwin Congreave stated: “This isn’t going to last for ever. At 20, bands share a youthful energy. At 40, they grow apart.”
Philippakis agreed and said: “We want to look back and know we made things as powerful and out of control as possible.
“I distrust contentedness. Though we’re older now, I want people to know we’re not calcified or spent. I would rather kill off the band than slouch into a comfort zone and a paycheck. I want to do something great.”