Hot off the release of their 7th (or maybe their 6th depending on how you look at things) LP Life Is Yours, Oxford’s own indie-math-rock giants Foals have announced a quick change of support for tonight’s show at Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl. Both the ‘Chaise Longue’ musicians Wet Leg and LA punks The Regrettes have had to pull out of tonight’s show. In exchange for the 2 bands dropping out, “You got the second most popular new British band of 2022 instead of the first.” – Yard Act.
— FOALS (@foals) June 29, 2022
After a short stint of fans being left in the dark regarding the health and wellbeing of Wet Leg, they quickly took to social media explaining, “Very sad to say we aren’t gonna be able to play the foals show in Manchester tonight cause one of our lovely band has Covid. Have a fun night and see you soon”.
Very sad to say we aren’t gonna be able to play the @foals show in Manchester tonight cause one of our lovely band has Covid. Have a fun night and see you soon
— Wet Leg (@wetlegband) June 29, 2022
The Regrettes then took the same approach and announced to their socials, “awh man sad day. we will not be able to play with foals tonight in manchester due to a few of us testing positive for covid. THIS SUCKS”. An awfully inconvenient coincidence for Foals, but with Yard Act only being a phone call away, many fans seem more than pleased with the decision.
awh man sad day. we will not be able to play with @foals tonight in manchester due to a few of us testing positive for covid. THIS SUCKS
— The Regrettes (@regrettesband) June 29, 2022
Foals are currently in the process of closing up their postponed tour, while tonight’s Manchester date is already sold out, the final show in Leeds’ Millennium Square on July 8th may still have a few straggling tickets remaining. You can try and bag what you can here. Outside of the tour dates, the group are also hitting up a couple of festivals before calling it quits at the end of August. Glasgow’s TRNSMT festival and Suffolk’s Latitude managed to fit the bill this time around.
Foals’ headline appearance alongside Lewis Capaldi and Snow Patrol at the Obelisk Arena will also see the likes of American breakthrough singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers, mercury prize nominee Little Simz, and Rina Sawayama whose recent collaboration with Charli XCX took fans by storm. The main stage will also see the likes of a few more… let’s say old-school bands, with Manic Street Preachers, Modest Mouse, and Shed Seven all making appearances. It’d be unreasonable to put Lewis Capaldi on a line-up and not include James Arthur, just as any festival of this calibre needs a hit-filled set of bangers from someone like Example. You can look into ticket information here.