Foals are on tour right now, with guests Bearhands and Kiev, and you have a chance to see them play in your city. Be sure to check out the Jukely app in order to grab a spot in your allotted city, otherwise see below for a list of the Foals tour dates and ticket links!
On an unseasonably warm night in March, 2013, within the august, hallowed walls of the Royal Albert Hall in London, something extraordinary happened. Five musicians took to the stage, launched into a song called Inhaler, and blew the roof off. For the 5,000-plus people who were lucky enough to be present that evening, the experience was more like a mass epiphany at a revivalist meeting than a gig.
Foals whipped up a frenzy and sent it hurtling towards the audience, who gave it a shake and sent it hurtling right back. Two hours later, we staggered, reeling, out into the night. This was more than music. This was alchemy.
What Went Down confronts these issues head-on. Recorded with James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Florence + The Machine) in the same Provence village where, 127 years ago, the artist Van Gogh was hospitalised in a psychiatric ward after slicing off his ear, the album sees the band take their songwriting to a new level. Yet it was, says frontman Yannis Philippakis, the easiest to make. “We spent two months in the studio, and that’s quick for us. There’s a propensity in the band to over-think, and sometimes undo what had been great in the first place, out of boredom or restlessness – or a desire to make something better. But it rarely is. But I think we’d all have got bored of being in the band had we not had that restlessness. I mean, I can’t begin to imagine, or predict, what the next record will sound like, but thank god for that. There are so many bands where you just know what their next move will be, because it’ll be the same as their last one.”
Hover over tour dates to purchase tickets, or enter for a chance to win tickets to Foals’s upcoming shows below.
23 September | Seattle, WA | Paramount Theater
24 September | Portland, OR | Crystal Ballroom
26 September | Oakland, CA | The Fox / win tickets here
27 September | Los Angeles, CA | The Palladium / win tickets here
3 October | Dallas, TX | Granada / win tickets here
4 October | Houston, TX | White Oak Music Hall / win tickets here
8 October | San Antonio, TX | Aztec Theatre / win tickets here
25 October | Ft. Lauderdale, FL | Revolution / win tickets here
26 October | Tampa, FL | The Ritz Ybor
29 October | Atlanta, GA | Park Tavern / win tickets here
31 October | Philadelphia, PA | Electric Factory / win tickets here
1 November | Boston, MA | House of Blues
3 November | Washington, DC | Echostage / win tickets here
4 November | New York, NY | United Palace / win tickets here
5 November | New Haven, CT | College Street Music Hall
7 November | Toronto, ON | Sound Academy / win tickets here
9 November | Chicago, IL | The Riviera Theatre / win tickets here