Posted in Press Releases on 14 November 2012
Foals announce their full UK and Eire tour in Feb/March 2013
Foals premiered their brand new, electrifying comeback track 'Inhaler" on Zane Lowe's Radio 1 show last week. It was played three times in 45 minutes on the show, and the accompanying video has had half a million hits on Youtube in 4 days. They will perform the track, and another brand new song, on Later with Jools Holland this evening & this Friday.
Inhaler is an epic, blistering, shamanistic purging of the soul - four urgent minutes set out to raise the dead, hit the UK last week. Heavier than anything Foals have written before it nevertheless shines with their inimitable groove and funk. Lyrics reference claustrophobia & narcissism.
With two top 10 albums already under their belt, Oxford five-piece Foals prepare to return with their third and most exhilarating album yet. The new album is titled 'Holy Fire' and is due for UK release Feb 11th 2013.
Holy Fire has been recorded by prestigious production duo Flood & Moulder at Assault and Battery studios in London. Their previous work includes Smashing Pumpkins, PJ Harvey, Nine Inch Nails, and The Killers.
Foals were nominated for a Mercury nomination with 'Total Life Forever'. At the 2011 NME awards in they won 'Best Single' for Spanish Sahara and were nominated for four other awards. They were also nominated for 'Best Song' for Spanish Sahara at the 2011 Ivor Novello awards .
Tickets for the tour go onsale Friday 16th November at 10am and will be available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk / www.gigsandtours.co.uk 0207 589 8212 / 0844 811 0051 / 0844 826 2826
Announce full UK & Eire Feb/March tour
Thurs 28th Feb // Dublin, The Academy
Sat March 2nd // Manchester, HMV Ritz
Mon March 4th // Liverpool, O2 Academy
Tues March 5th // Glasgow, O2 ABC
Weds March 6th // Birmingham, HMV Institute
Fri March 8th // Norwich, UEA
Sat March 9th // Leeds, Leeds Met Uni
Mon March 11th // Bristol, 02 Academy
Tues March 12th // Nottingham, Rock City
Weds March 13th // Portsmouth, Pyramid
Yannis Philippakis - 26 (vocals/guitar)
Edwin Congreave - 28 (keys)
Walter Gervers - 28 (bass)
Jimmy Smith - 28 (guitar/keys)
Jack Bevan - 27 (drums)