Fontaines D.C. have added a further four live dates to their quickly selling-out 2021 UK tour. Earlier this week the band played new album A Heros Death live in full for the first time online to a watching audience that topped 4000. Lockdown has not dampened appetite for live music and in the wake of selling out two nights at Glasgows Barrowlands, a show at Edinburghs Corn Exchange is added. In the North West, Liverpools Mountford Hall will host the band after two nights at Manchesters Academy sold out fast. Sheffields show at the O2 Academy has also just topped-out. Nottingham Rock City and Bath Forum complete May 2021s new additions.
This week of course also sees the bands universally lauded new album A Heros Death go toe-to-toe with global pop icon Taylor Swifts Folklore in a battle for the #1 album spot this Friday. Anyone buying the album before midnight tonight via the bands webstore will get access to the ticket pre-sale for the new dates, which begins at 9am on Wednesday 12th August. Anyone who has already purchased the album via the bands webstore will automatically get access. Alternatively, those who sign up to the bands mailing list will also get access to the pre-sale. Tickets go on general sale on the 14th August.
UK 2021 headline tour dates are as follows
NEW - 1st May – Edinburgh Corn Exchange
NEW - 3rd May – Nottingham Rock City
NEW - 4th May – Bath Forum
NEW - 6th May – Liverpool Mountford Hall
7th May – Manchester Academy – SOLD OUT
8th May – Manchester Academy – SOLD OUT
10th May – Leicester De Montfort Hall
11th May – Leeds O2 Academy – SOLD OUT
12th May – Newcastle O2 City Hall
14th May – Glasgow Barrowland – SOLD OUT
15th May – Glasgow Barrowland – SOLD OUT
17th May – Cambridge Corn Exchange
18th May – Sheffield O2 Academy – SOLD OUT
20th May – Birmingham O2 Academy
21st May – Cardiff Great Hall – SOLD OUT
22nd May – Bristol O2 Academy – SOLD OUT
24th May – Bournemouth O2 Academy
25th May – Southampton O2 Guildhall
27th May – London Alexandra Palace
It is easy to forget that less than 18 months ago Fontaines D.C. were yet to even release their debut album. In the here and now, masterfully captured once again by the unique production talent of Speedy Wundergrounds Dan Carey, the bands second record A Heros Death arrives heralded as something of a masterpiece. On the heels of their breakthrough debut album Dogrel, and following the release of lead tracks "A Heros Death", "I Dont Belong" and "Televised Mind", A Heros Deaths innovative and bruising rush of bold and bewitching song writing is already being fervently devoured by fans. The road awaits.
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