Fontaines D.C. have announced they have postponed their tours of the UK and Europe, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
The Irish band were due to tour in May 2021. They were due to start in Manchester before finishing off at London’s Alexandra Palace on May 27.
But the band have now confirmed that their tour will begin in Liverpool’s Mountford’s Hall on October 2, with a huge run of tour dates over four months, finishing at Paris’ Olympia.
The band confirmed the postponment on Twitter. They wrote, “Unfortunately, but surely predicted by most, we’ve to let ye all know today that our UK and European Tour has been moved to October 21′ and March/April 22′. a Third Manchester date has been added and will go on sale this Friday at 10am. fontainesdc.com/live/”.
Fontaines D.C.’s second album “A Hero’s Death” was nominated for Best Rock Album at the Grammys. The award was won by the Strokes. More here.
“It’s a good one” – Fontaines D.C’s Conor Deegan
Fontaines D.C also confirmed recently that a third album is still on the cards.
When asked in a Q&A about this third record, their bassist, Conor Deegan had this to say.
“We just finished mixing the next record last week, sounding really great. It’s funny because we were so swept up with touring when we were writing a hero’s death. I think we only got a sense of what that record really is now”.
Adding, “But with this one we were really well rested and present mentally for writing it, so the music really reflects that. Can’t wait to put it out, it’s a good one”.
It was also confirmed that Fontaines D.C. have also sponsored a new away kit for League of Ireland soccer team, Bohemians, to support a homelessness charity.