Track: In the lead up to the much anticipated album ‘Skinty Fia’, Fontaines D.C. drop another brilliant single ‘Roman Holiday’.


Feature Photograph: Polocho

Can this band do no wrong? Having recently been labelled “Best Band In The World” at the 2022 BandLab NME Awards, Fontaines D.C. continue to make all superlatives redundant with the singles released thus far in the lead up into the release of the album ‘Skinty Fia’.

And just to add sparkle to the already blinding lights, they have just dropped a new single, ‘Roman Holiday’ to heighten anticipation. ‘Roman Holiday’ is a jangling piece of pure indie pop: a far more reflective side of the band with singer Grian Chatten channeling his melodic pop genes while maintaining a lyrical expressionism that is stark and beautiful:

Baby come on get your high heels on
It’s the body is cold
It’s the course is run
What artless living all this soft pain thrills
What calamities usher all our brilliance to the hills!
Can you feel it?

The song coasts with a restless forward motion with elements of psychedelia wafting in and out, perfectly captured by the video clip with the band driving in a car – bleary eyed, animated and relaxed at the same time:

The single is available here and the album is out on 22 April 2022 through Partisan Records and can be pre-ordered here.

In the meantime, Fontaines D.C. have added dates to their European tour. Full details of their world tour (including rescheduled dates in Australia) are below and tickets can be bought here.

Fontaines D.C. on Tour:

APRIL 2022

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 @ Magic Stick
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]
Fri-May-27 Sheffield, United Kingdom @ Foundry
Sat-May-28 Coventry, United Kingdom @ BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend
Sun-May-29 Brighton, United Kingdom @ Chalk
Mon-May-30 Liverpool, United Kingdom @ Hanger 34

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, United Kingdom @ Glastonbury Music Festival
Wed-June-29 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 Suffolk, United Kingdom @ Latitude Festival
Sun-Jul-31 Yuzawa, Japan @ Fuji Rock Festival

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
Wed-Aug-24 Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schlachthof
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

Fri-Sept-2 Stradbally, Ireland @ Electric Picnic
Sat-Sep-17 Los Angeles, CA @ Primavera Sound

NOVEMBER 2022

Mon-Nov-7 Hull, United Kingdom @ Bonus Arena
Tue-Nov-8 Leeds, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy
Tue-Nov-9 Leeds, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy [new date added]
Fri-Nov-11 Manchester, United Kingdom @ O2 Victoria Warehouse
Sat-Nov-12 Manchester, United Kingdom @ O2 Victoria Warehouse [date added]
Tue-Nov-15 Stockton, United Kingdom @ Globe
Thur-Nov-17 Glasgow, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy
Fri-Nov-18 Glasgow, United Kingdom @ O2 Acadmy [date added]
Sat-Nov-19 Swansea, United Kingdom @ Swansea Arena
Mon-Nov-21 Birmingham, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy
Thur-Nov-24 London, United Kingdom @ Eventim Apollo
Fri-Nov-25 London, United Kingdom @ Eventim Apollo [date added]
Sat-Nov-26 London, United Kingdom @ Eventim Apollo [date added]
Mon-Nov-28 Edinburgh, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy
Wed-Nov-30 Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar Street [SOLD OUT]

DECEMBER 2022

Thurs-Dec-1 Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar Street [SOLD OUT]
Fri-Dec-2 Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar Street [SOLD OUT]
Sat-Dec-3 Galway, Ireland @ Leisureland [SOLD OUT]
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
Thur-Dec-8 Belfast, United Kingdom @ Ulster Hall [date added]

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

Feature Photograph: Polocho

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