The future of punk is coming to a town near you
Fontaines D.C. have announced details of a lengthy 2019 UK tour.
The rising Irish punk band, tipped for great things in the NME 100 of essential new artists for 2019, are expected to drop their hotly-anticipated debut album later this year.
Now in addition to their shows in the UK and Ireland this Spring, Fontaines D.C. will be back for a long run of shows in the Autumn calling at Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow, Leeds, Sheffield, Birmingham, Oxford, London, Brighton, Bristol and Southampton.
The band’s full upcoming UK and Ireland tour dates are below. Tickets to the new November shows are on sale now and available below.
Friday 22 – LIMERICK CITY Dolans Warehouse
Thursday 11 – BRISTOL– Thekla
Friday 12 – LEEDS –Brudenell Social Club
Saturday 13 – MANCHESTER –Manchester Gorilla
Sunday 14 – GLASGOW – King Tuts
Tuesday 16 – NOTTINGHAM – Rescue Rooms
Wednesday 17 – LONDON – Garage
Thursday 18 – BRIGHTON – Haunt
Tuesday 19 – MANCHESTER – O2 Ritz
Wednesday 20 – LIVERPOOL – O2 Academy2 Liverpool
Thursday 21 – GLASGOW SWG 3
Friday 22 – LEEDS Stylus
Saturday 23 – SHEFFIELD Leadmill
Monday 25 – BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute2
Tuesday 26 – OXFORD O2 Academy Oxford
Wednesday 27 – LONDON O2 Forum Kentish Town
Thursday 28 – BRIGHTON Concorde 2
Saturday 30 – BRISTOL SWX
Sunday 1 – SOUTHAMPTON 1865
“The world is in disarray in a way that it hasn’t been before,” frontman Grian Chatten told NME about the current music scene. “It’s more confusing than it was before – there’s just a huge lack of trust in any form of media or narrative voice. No one really believes anything, and what we’re having to do is form some kind of truth for ourselves. I think that anger [in modern guitar music] is just confusion, in a way.”
Speaking of the band’s live show, he added: “There is a truth there. It’s an invisible truth, between us and the crowd.”
Meanwhile, IDLES’ Joe Talbot said of the band: “They’re friends of ours. I’ve got their album on my phone and it’s fucking sick. That could be THE album. It fucking should be.
“I hope it happens, just to change the scenery.”