Foals have announced information of an upcoming UK club tour.
The band’s new album ‘What Went Down’ arrives for release on August 28 and was recorded inside the south of France with Simian Mobile Disco’s James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Klaxons, Mumford & Sons). ‘What Went Down’ is the fourth studio LP, following on from 2013’s ‘Holy Fire’.
With the group already scheduled to try out London’s Village Underground on August 25, they’ve now announced their return in November. Foals will have dates in Nottingham, Liverpool, Norwich, Cardiff, Aberdeen, Newcastle, Southampton, Margate, Bristol and Cambridge.
All tickets embark on sale on Friday (August 21) at 9am. See the full dates below.
Foals will have:
Nottingham Rock City (November 5)
Liverpool Olympia (6)
Norwich UEA (7)
Cardiff University Great Hall (8)
Aberdeen Music Hall (10)
Newcastle O2 Academy (11)
Southampton Guildhall (13)
Margate Dreamland – By The Sea event (14)
Bristol Anson Rooms (15)
Cambridge Corn Exchange (16)
Speaking to NME recently, frontman Yannis Philippakis described the LP as “lean” and “punchy”.
Mountain at My Gates
Philippakis also has spoken to The Guardian prior to the album’s release, stating that he “wanted to research the extremities, the darkest crevices of my mind” whilst implementing the new record. He added which he aimed “to make something a lot better than myself, to lift myself across the daily malaise”.
However, this guitar rock band also spoke regarding their future. Keyboardist Edwin Congreave stated: “This isn’t likely to last for ever. At 20, bands share a tender energy. At 40, they grow apart.”
Philippakis agreed and said: “We need to look back and know we made things as powerful and unmanageable as possible.
“I distrust contentedness. Though we’re older now, I want visitors to know we’re not calcified or spent. I would rather kill off this guitar rock band than slouch in a comfort zone along with a paycheck. I wish to do something great.”