The Band Have Also Announced UK Tour Dates

‘Skinty Fia’ is the title track for their upcoming album

‘Skinty Fia’ will be the third album from Fontaines DC, and judging by the singles which have been released so far, it seems as though the band are taking a different direction with the new album. Whilst there is still the signature sound that will never be taken away from the band, the music seems to be more focused, more in depth and less about the punchy drums and riffs, and more about making each song the best it can be. We saw elements of this throughout ‘A Hero’s Death’, and I can’t wait to see more of it. However, I would happily put money on this not being the end of the powerful and raw sound which we saw with their debut album ‘Dogrel’

The track opens with a swelling synth pattern, before the twang of guitar splashes over the top. It’s got similar vibes to something you may expect from the likes of Johnny Marr. It’s not long before Grian’s vocals kick in, still as distinct as ever, with that incredible delivery which just seems to flow perfectly. As is often the case with their lyrics, it’s an expression from the band as to what it’s like to be Irish.

The new single is accompanied by a Hugh Mulern directed music video, which you can watch below.

Fontaines DC are now comfortably sewing the seeds to incredible success, with two albums already under their belt, and the third album ‘Skinty Fia’ coming in the not too distant future, they’re showing no signs of stopping anytime soon. They’ve just received the award for “Best Band In The World” at the 2022 BandLab NME Awards.. The success from their first two albums has taken them to incredible heights and has resulted in the band touring the world, which is how they’re going to be spending the rest of the year, as the band have a busy tour schedule ahead.

MARCH 2022

Wed-Mar-23 Milan, Italy @ Magazzini Generali [SOLD OUT]
Thu-Mar-24 Zürich, Switzerland @ Dynamo [SOLD OUT]
Fri-Mar-25 Dudingen, Switzerland @ Bad Bonn [SOLD OUT]
Sun-Mar-27 Prague, Czech Republic @ Roxy
Mon-Mar-28 Brno, Czech Republic @ Fleda
Wed-Mar-30 Malmo, Sweden @ Plan B
Thu-Mar-31 Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser [SOLD OUT]

APRIL 2022

Fri-Apr-1 Oslo, Norway @ Vulkan Arena
Sat-Apr-2 Denmark, Copenhagen @ VEGA [SOLD OUT]
Mon-Apr-4 Nikmegen, Netherlands @ Doornroosje [SOLD OUT]
Tue-Apr-5 Maastricht, Netherlands @ Muziekgieterij [SOLD OUT]
Wed-Apr-6 Utrecht, Netherlands @ Tivoli Vredenburg [SOLD OUT]
Fri-Apr-8 Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix [SOLD OUT]
Sat-Apr-9 Luxembourg, Luxembourg @ Den Atelier
Sun-Apr-10 Lille, France @ L’Aéronef [SOLD OUT]
Mon-Apr-11 Paris, France @ Olympia [SOLD OUT]
Thu-Apr-21 Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club [SOLD OUT]
Fri-Apr-22 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts [SOLD OUT]
Sat-Apr-23 Asbury Park, NJ @ Wonder Bar [SOLD OUT]
Mon-Apr-25 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
Tues-Apr-26 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel [SOLD OUT]
Wed-Apr-27 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
Fri-Apr-29 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall [SOLD OUT]
Sat-Apr-30 Cleveland, OH @ The Beachland Ballroom

MAY 2022

Mon-May-2 Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
Tue-May-3 Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix
Thu-May-5 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
Fri-May-6 Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre
Sat-May-7 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Mon-May-9 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre [venue upgrade]
Tue-May-10 Salt Lake City, UT @ Soundwell
Thu-May-12 Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
Fri-May-13 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre [SOLD OUT]
Sat-May-14 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
Mon-May-16 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
Wed-May-18 Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater [SOLD OUT]
Thurs-May-19 Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater [SOLD OUT]

JUNE 2022

Fri-June-3 Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound
Mon-June-6 Lyon, France @ Le Transbordeur
Tue-June-7 Bologna, Italy @ Arena Puccini
Wed-June-8 Milan, Italy @ Un Altro Festival
Fri-June-10 Neuchâtel, Switzerland @ Festi’ Neuch
Sat-June-11 Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands @ Best Kept Secret Festival
Sun-June-12 Berlin, Germany @ Templehof Sounds
Mon-Jun-13 Warsaw, Poland @ Proxima
Wed-June-15 Athens, Greece @ Release Festival with Nick Cave
Fri-June-17 Scheeßel, Germany @ Hurricane Festival
Sat-June-18 Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany @ Southside Festival
Mon-June-20 Zagreb, Croatia @ InMusic Festival
Sun-June-24-26 Shepton Mallet, UK @ Glastonbury Music Festival
Wed-June-2929 Roskilde, Denmark @ Roskilde Festival
Thur-June-30 Werchter, Belgium @ Rock Werchter

JULY 2022

Sat-Jul-2 Dublin, Ireland @ Iveagh Gardens [SOLD OUT]
Sun-Jul-3 Dublin, Ireland @ Iveagh Gardens [SOLD OUT]
Wed-Jul-6 Lisbon, Portugal @ NOS Alive Festival
Sat-Jul-8 Lytham St. Anne’s, United Kingdom @ Lytham festival
Sun-Jul-9 Glasgow, United Kingdom @ TRNSMT
Thur-Jul-14 Carhaix, France @ Les Vieilles Charrues
Fri-Jul-15 London, United Kingdom @ Finsbury Park with Sam Fender
Sun-Jul-17 Cologne, Germany @ Live Music Hall
Mon-Jul-18 Munich, Germany @ Neue Theaterfabrik
Wed-Jul-20 Berlin, Germany @ Astra Kulturhaus [SOLD OUT]
Thur-Jul-21 Hamburg, Germany @ Gruenspan [SOLD OUT]
Sun-Jul-24 Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schlachthof

AUGUST 2022

Thur-Aug-11 Oslo, Norway @ Oya Festival
Sat-Aug-13 Helsinki, Finland @ Flow Festival
Mon-Aug-15 Budapest, Hungary @ Sziget Festival
Tues-Aug-16 Padova, Italy @ Parco Della Musica
Fri-Aug 19 Guéret – Saint-Laurent Aerodrome, France @ Check In Party
Sat-Aug-20 Charleville-Mézières, France @ Le Cabaret Vert
Tue-Aug-23 Stuttgart, Germany @ Longhorn
Thur-Aug-25 Paris, France @ Rock En Seine
Sat-Aug-27 Reading, United Kingdom @ Reading Festival
Sun-Aug-28 Leeds, United Kingdom @ Leeds Festival

SEPTEMBER 2022

Sat-Sep-16 Los Angeles, CA @ Primavera Sound

NOVEMBER 2022*

Mon-Nov-7 Hull, United Kingdom @ Bonus Arena*
Tue-Nov-8 Leeds, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy*
Fri-Nov-11 Manchester, United Kingdom @ O2 Victoria Warehouse*
Tue-Nov-15 Stockton, United Kingdom @ Globe*
Thur-Nov-17 Glasgow, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy*
Sat-Nov-19 Swansea, United Kingdom @ Swansea Arena*
Mon-Nov-21 Birmingham, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy*
Thur-Nov-24 London, United Kingdom @ Eventim Apollo*

Mon-Nov-28 Edinburgh, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy*
Wed-Nov-30 Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar Street*
Sat-Dec-3 Galway, Ireland @ Leisureland*
Mon-Dec-5 Limerick, Ireland @ Live At The Big Top*
Tue-Dec-6 Derry, United Kingdom @ Millennium Forum*
Wed-Dec-7 Belfast, United Kingdom @ Ulster Hall*

FEBRUARY 2023

Wed-Feb-1 Sydney, Australia @ Roundhouse
Thur-Feb-2 Brisbane, Australia @The Triffid
Tue-Feb-7 Melbourne, Australia @ Corner Hotel
Wed-Feb-8 Melbourne, Australia @ The Forum

Be sure to pre-order your copy of their upcoming album here. The album is set for release on April 22nd.

Feature Image Credit: Polocho