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- Oct 02Oct02Find ticketsSat 19:00Liverpool Guild of Students - Mountford Hall - LiverpoolFontaines D.C.Low Availability
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- Oct 17Oct17Find ticketsSun 19:00O2 City Hall, Newcastle - Newcastle Upon TyneFontaines D.C.Low Availability
- Oct 19Oct19Find ticketsTue 19:00Barrowland - GlasgowFontaines D.C.Low Availability
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- Oct 22Oct22Find ticketsFri 19:00Edinburgh Corn Exchange - EdinburghFontaines D.C.Low Availability
- Oct 23Oct23Find ticketsSat 19:00O2 Academy Leeds - LeedsFontaines D.C.Low Availability
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New album out now and UK tour announced for 2021
Buy their new album A Hero's Death here
Irish post-punks Fontaines D.C. came together at music college in Dublin. Grian Chatten (vocals), Conor Deegan III (bass), Carlos O’Connell (guitar), Conor Curley (guitar) and Tom Coll (drums) bonded over a mutual love of poetry, from Kerouac and Ginsberg to Irish icons such as Yeats and Lorca. They named their band after the crooner Johnny Fontaine from The Godfather, adding the D.C. (Dublin City) after discovering a similarly named LA band.
The band’s initial releases were two short volumes of poetry and these lyrical foundations featured prominently on their critically acclaimed 2019 debut album Dogrel. The record blended a muscular post-punk sound with vivid verse barked out in Chatten’s charismatic Dublin accent, most notable on singles Big, Boys In The Better Land and Hurricane Laughter. A slew of five-star reviews and album of the year awards followed, notably from Rough Trade and BBC 6 Music, placing the band at the forefront of an Irish post-punk wave alongside The Murder Capital and Girl Band.
Relentless touring in the wake of Dogrel took its toll on the band. Back home in Dublin, Chatten's fear of no longer being able to write led to the band quickly setting to work on a follow-up. Their second album, A Hero’s Death, was released on 31 July 2020, preceded by the title track as the first single, accompanied by a video starring Irish actor Aiden Gillen (Game Of Thrones, The Wire). The album signalled a move to a darker, blunter sound than its predecessor, while the artwork (featuring the legendary Irish warrior Cú Chulainn) and album title (inspired by the writings of Brendan Behan) showed that Irish literature remained a cornerstone of the band's identity.
In support of the new record, the band announced their biggest UK tour yet for May 2021, starting in Edinburgh and winding up with a huge show at London's Alexandra Palace.
In November 2020, Fontaines D.C. announced that they would be playing a livestream from Brixton Academy via MelodyVR, broadcast on 23 November. In March 2021, the band confirmed their 2021 shows were being rescheduled to October 2021.
Fontaines D.C. tour the UK in October 2021.
Fontaines D.C. have announced UK tour dates in the following cities:
Tickets for the Fontaines D.C. 2021 UK tour are on sale now.
The D.C. stands for Dublin City. The band added the suffix after they discovered a band in LA had already taken the name Fontaines.
The band is made up of :
• Grian Chatten (vocals)
• Tom Coll (drums)
• Conor Curley (guitar)
• Conor Deegan III (bass)
• Carlos O’Connell (guitar)