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- May 01May01Find ticketsSat 19:00Edinburgh Corn Exchange - EdinburghFontaines D.C.
- May 03May03Find ticketsMon 19:00Rock City - NottinghamFontaines D.C.
- May 04May04Find ticketsTue 18:30Bath Forum - BathFontaines D.C.
- May 06May06Find ticketsThu 19:00Liverpool Guild of Students - Mountford Hall - LiverpoolFontaines D.C.
- May 07May07Find ticketsFri 19:00Manchester Academy - ManchesterFontaines D.C.
- May 08May08Find ticketsSat 19:00Manchester Academy - ManchesterFontaines D.C.
- May 10May10Find ticketsMon 19:00De Montfort Hall - LeicesterFontaines D.C.
- May 11May11Find ticketsTue 19:00O2 Academy Leeds - LeedsFontaines D.C.
- May 12May12Find ticketsWed 19:00O2 City Hall, Newcastle - Newcastle Upon TyneFontaines D.C.
- May 14May14Find ticketsFri 19:00Barrowland - GlasgowFontaines D.C.
- May 15May15Find ticketsSat 19:00Barrowland - GlasgowFontaines D.C.
- May 17May17Find ticketsMon 19:00Cambridge Corn Exchange - CambridgeFontaines D.C.
- May 18May18Find ticketsTue 19:00O2 Academy Sheffield - SheffieldFontaines D.C.
- May 20May20Find ticketsThu 19:00O2 Academy Birmingham - BirminghamFontaines D.C.
- May 21May21Find ticketsFri 19:00Cardiff University Students Union - CardiffFontaines D.C.
- May 22May22Find ticketsSat 19:00O2 Academy Bristol - BristolFontaines D.C.
- May 24May24Find ticketsMon 19:00O2 Academy Bournemouth - BournemouthFontaines D.C.
- May 25May25Find ticketsTue 19:00O2 Guildhall Southampton - SouthamptonFontaines D.C.
- May 27May27Find ticketsThu 18:30Alexandra Palace - LondonFontaines D.C.
- Aug 13Aug13Find ticketsFri 18:00Custom House Square Belfast - BelfastCHSQ - Fontaines D.c
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.
Fontaines D.C. announce livestream from Brixton
The Irish post-punks will be streaming live from Brixton Academy on 23 November via MelodyVR.
You can buy tickets for the livestream via Ticketmaster and the event is exclusively available on MelodyVR. You will need to download the MelodyVR app for iOS, Android, Oculus Go, Quest or Samsung Gear VR.
Fontaines D.C. tour the UK from 1 – 27 May 2021.
Fontaines D.C. have announced UK tour dates in the following cities:
Tickets for the Fontaines D.C. 2020 livestream and 2021 UK tour are on sale now.
The D.C. stands for Dublin City. The band added it after they discovered a band in LA already had 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)