Punk Band, Fontaines D.C. have announced details of a lengthy 2019 UK tour. In addition to their shows in the UK and Ireland, this Spring, Fontaines D.C. will be back for a long run of shows, in the Autumn as well. Following the announcement of the Autumn tour, the band have revealed details of their debut album, ‘Dogrel’.
The 11-date Autumn tour will see the band calling at Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow, Leeds, Sheffield, Birmingham, Oxford, London, Brighton, Bristol and Southampton. The band have a very busy year ahead with dates already booked for the spring, and a stint in the US with Idles also scheduled, the band have announced their plans for the end of 2019. The five piece have revealed that they will conclude 2019 with 11 UK dates scheduled between the 19th of November and the 1st of December 2019.
Ahead of their Spring and Autumn UK dates, Dublin’s Fontaines D.C. have announced their highly-anticipated debut album, ‘Dogrel’, which is slated for release, on the 12th of April 2019, via Partisan Records. Alongside the announcement of their forthcoming album, the band have also shared a new video, directed by Molly Keane, for the album’s lead single, ‘Big’.
An official release also describes ‘Dogrel’ as, “a debut which is best enjoyed as a whole; it is very much in the grand tradition of the album as art form, just as this is a band very much in the classic band mold: great singles, an indefatigable work ethic and an utter aversion to standing still.”
New music from the band has also been unveiled in the form of ‘Big’, the lead single from their debut record. It’s accompanied by a brilliant video that sees one of their youngest friends taking a trip of rebellion through their native Dublin. Speaking about the video, the band said: “We felt that great ambition was a sickness, and we got Grian’s 11 year next-door neighbour to say it to you all because he’s got the presence of a hundred frontmen.”
Speaking of the band’s live shows, Fontaines D.C. frontman Grian Chatten, said: “There is a truth there. It’s an invisible truth, between us and the crowd.” Meanwhile, speaking to NME, about the current music scene, frontman Chatten said: “The world is in disarray in a way that it hasn’t been before. It’s more confusing than it was before – there’s just a huge lack of trust in any form of media or narrative voice. No one really believes anything, and what we’re having to do is form some kind of truth for ourselves. I think that anger [in modern guitar music] is just confusion, in a way.”
Meanwhile, the rising Irish punk band, tipped for great things in the NME 100 of essential new artists for 2019, consists of frontman Grian Chatten, Conor Deegan III, Carlos O’Connell, Conor Curley, and Tom Col. The members of Fontaines D.C. met while attending music college, in Dublin.
As Chatten recalls, they began to notice each other in class discussions, and from there started going out for drinks and comparing notes on poetry. From the beginning, there’s a sort of imagined old-school gang mentality to how Fontaines came about. The band’s full upcoming UK and Ireland tour dates can be seen below. Tickets to the new November shows will go on sale, on Friday the 7th of February 2019, at 10am, and can be purchased here.
Fontaines D.C. UK and Ireland Tour Dates 2019:
22/02/2019 – Dolans Warehouse – LIMERICK CITY
11/04 – Thekla – Bristol
12/04 – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds
13/04 – Manchester Gorilla – Manchester
14/04 – King Tuts – Glasgow
16/04 – Rescue Rooms – Nottingham
17/04 – Garage – London
18/04 – Haunt – Brighton
19/11/2019 – O2 Ritz – Manchester
20/11 – O2 Academy2 Liverpool – Liverpool
21/11 – SWG 3 – Glasgow
22/11 – Stylus – Leeds
23/11 – Leadmill – Sheffield
25/11 – O2 Institute2 – Birmingham
26/11 – O2 Academy Oxford – Oxford
27/11 – O2 Forum Kentish Town – London
28/11 – Concorde 2 – Brighton
30/11 – SWX – Bristol
01/12 – 1865 -Southampton