IDLES announce huge 2019 world tour

The Bristol punks will take 'Joy As An Act Of Resistance' on the road once more next year

IDLES have announced a huge world tour for 2019, including new UK dates and their first ever shows in Australia.

The Bristol band will hit the road again next year in support of their second album ‘Joy As An Act Of Resistance‘, which charted at Number Five in the Official UK Albums Chart upon its release in August.

IDLES will begin their 2019 dates by heading to Australia and New Zealand in January. They will then return to UK venues in March and April before heading to Europe and the US.


They’ll be joined in the UK by London-based punk band Crows, while Hull’s Life will support them in Europe. Dublin group Fontaines D.C. will accompany them on their American dates.

Tickets for the new run of dates go on sale at 10am local time on Friday (November 9). All tickets will be available to purchase here.

IDLES will play:

January 2019

21 – Auckland, Tuning Fork
22 – Wellington, Meow
24 – Melbourne, Corner Hotel
25 – Melbourne, The Croxton Bandroom
26 – Brisbane – The Brightside
28 – Sydney, Oxford Art Factory
29 – Sydney, The Lansdowne


March 2019

26 – Sheffield, The Leadmill
27 – Cardiff, Tramshed
28 – Norwich, Nick Rayns LCR UEA
29 – Brighton, Brighton Dome Concert Hall

April 2019

1 – Belfast, Empire Music Hall
2 – Dublin, Vicar Street
3 – Manchester, Albert Hall
4 – London, Electric Ballroom
5 – London, Electric Ballroom
8 – Reims, La Cartonnerie
9 – Antwerp, Trix
10 – Utrecht, De Helling
11 – Nijmegen, Doornroosje
12 – Luxembourg, Rotondes
13 – Schorndorf, Manufaktur
15 – Cologne, Gloria Theatre
16 – Bielefeld, Forum
17 – Erlangen, E-Werk
18 – Nancy, L’Autre Canal
20 – Rouen, Le 106

May 2019

5 – Raleigh, Kings Barcade
6 – Richmond, Strange Matter
8 – Albany, The Hollow
10 – Brooklyn, Brooklyn Steel
11 – Washington D.C., Rock & Roll Hotel
12 – Washington D.C., Rock & Roll Hotel
14 – Cleveland, Beachland Ballroom
16 – Kansas City, recordBar
17 – Dallas, The Curtain Club
18 – Austin, Barracuda
20 – Phoenix, Valley Bar
21 – San Diego, Belly Up
22 – Los Angeles, The Fonda
25 – San Francisco, Great American Music Hall
27 – Portland, Wonder Ballroom
28 – Seattle, Neumo

Meanwhile, Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker recently discussed his love for IDLES with NME. In a new interview, the screenwriter said: “Apart from anything else, they’re funny,” he said. “There is something about positive punk that I thought,  ‘Why hasn’t..? Hold on, that’s a new thing, isn’t it? How comes no one’s done that?'”

He continued: “If you listen to a song like ‘Danny Nedelko’ or ‘Television’, [singer Joe Talbot is] so fucking angry about being positive. He’s so furiously happy – so furiously positive in the way he shouts, ‘Unity!’ He shouts ‘Unity!’ through gritted teeth and there’s something very life-affirming about that.”