IDLES add extra dates to massive 2021 UK and Ireland tour

The tour will now take in four nights at London's Brixton Academy

IDLES have announced a handful of extra dates on their biggest UK tour to date, including adding third and fourth shows at London’s O2 Academy Brixton.

Heading out on the road in support of their forthcoming third album ‘Ultra Mono’, the Bristol band will begin with three shows at Glasgow’s Barrowland, before playing venues across the UK until the middle of June.

The jaunt will conclude with the quartet of shows at London’s O2 Academy Brixton, running from June 18-21, with all dates listed in full below.

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A number of free tickets for the shows have been made available to key workers here.

MAY 2021
7th – Glasgow, Barrowland (sold out)
8th – Glasgow, Barrowland (sold out)
9th – Glasgow, Barrowland (new date)
10th – Newcastle, City Hall (sold out)
12th – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
13th – Birmingham, O2 Academy (sold out)
16th – Dublin, Vicar Street (sold out)
17th – Dublin, Vicar Street (sold out)
18th – Dublin, Vicar Street (new date)
20th – Manchester, Victoria Warehouse (sold out)
21st – Manchester, Victoria Warehouse (sold out)
22nd – Manchester, Victoria Warehouse (new date)

JUNE 2021
18th – London, Brixton Academy (sold out)
19th – London, Brixton Academy (sold out)
20th – London, Brixton Academy (new date)
21st – London, Brixton Academy (new date)

Earlier this month, the band shared the video for ‘Model Village’. The song is the latest preview of their upcoming new album ‘Ultra Mono’, which is set for release on September 25.

Speaking on the meaning of the song, IDLES’ frontman Joe Talbot said: “I hated growing up in a city that was really a town that was really a fishbowl. I left as soon as I could, only to realise the fishbowl didn’t exist…just the fish, and they’re everywhere.”

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Crafted over a number of weeks under lockdown, the ‘Model Village’ video is made up of hand-drawn paper shapes that were filmed by French director Michel Gondry atop various lightboxes in his Los Angeles studio. The individual images were then sent to his brother and music video director Olivier Gondry in Paris, where they were animated through the magic of CGI.

The record has also been so far been previewed with singles ‘Mr. Motivator’‘Grounds’ and ‘A Hymn’.

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