FONTAINES D.C. share ‘Boys In The Better Land’ ahead of debut album release

Fontaines D.C.

Over the last year, Fontaines D.C. has released five critically acclaimed singles, all of which garnered considerable support both from radio, with the band A-listed at BBC Radio 6 Music for their last single ‘Big’, and from a vast range of international press, with the band featuring in a number of end of year lists and receiving high praise from the likes of XS Noize, NPR, Rolling Stone, Q, NME, The FADER, Time Out, DIY, The Line of Best Fit, Dork, Clash, Gigwise, So Young, Stereogum, Paste and more.

Now, ahead of their highly-anticipated debut album ‘Dogrel’, which is out this Friday, the band have shared a new lyric video for their single ‘Boys In The Better Land’. The single was premiered as Annie Mac’s “Hottest Record” on BBC Radio 1 yesterday night.

Speaking about the single, frontman Grian Chatten, said that it is “a celebration of independent thought.”

Listen to ‘Boys In The Better Land’ – BELOW:

Alongside the new single, Fontaines D.C. have announced a new North American headline tour with Montreal band Pottery for September 2019. The band recently performed in the US for the first time with two shows at NYC’s Union Pool March 7 + 8 (both sold out), and a number of critically acclaimed, over capacity SXSW showcases. They will also return to the US in May 2019 supporting IDLES on their sold-out US tour.

Fontaines D.C. have toured extensively over the last year supporting Shame on their UK tour and selling out every date their own UK headline tours in December 2018 and April 2019. Similarly, the band have recently completed a 20+ run of sell out dates across Europe and Scandinavia and are set to appear at various festivals across 2019 including End Of The Road, Truck Festival, Y Not Festival, Dour Festival, Oya Festival and more.

‘Dogrel’ is due out 12th April 2019 via Partisan Records

TOUR DATES:

11 APR 2019 / UK / Bristol / Thekla SOLD OUT
12 APR 2019 / UK / Leeds / Brudenell Social Club SOLD OUT
13 APR 2019 / UK / Manchester / Gorilla SOLD OUT
14 APR 2019 / UK / Glasgow / King Tuts SOLD OUT
16 APR 2019 / UK / Nottingham / Rescue Rooms SOLD OUT
17 APR 2019 / UK / London / The Garage SOLD OUT
18 APR 2019 / UK / Brighton / The Haunt SOLD OUT
19 APR 2019 / BE / Diksmuide / 4AD (Friday)
20 APR 2019 / NL / Rotterdam / Motel Mozaique Festival
22 APR 2019 / FR / Paris / Le Point Ephemere
29 April 2019 / MX / Mexico City / Bajo Circuito

03 May 2019 / US / Atlanta, GA / The Earl* SOLD OUT

05 May 2019 / US / Raleigh, NC / Kings Barcade* SOLD OUT
06 May 2019 / US / Richmond, VA / The Broadberry*
07 May 2019 / US / Baltimore, MD / Metro Gallery* SOLD OUT
08 May 2019 / US / Albany, NY / The Hollow* SOLD OUT
10 May 2019 / US / Brooklyn, NY / Brooklyn Steel* SOLD OUT
11 May 2019 / US / Washington, DC / Rock & Roll Hotel* SOLD OUT
12 May 2019 / US / Washington, DC / Rock & Roll Hotel* SOLD OUT
14 May 2019 / US / Cleveland, OH / Beachland Ballroom* SOLD OUT
16 May 2019 / US / Kansas City, MO / recordBar* SOLD OUT
17 May 2019 / US / Dallas, TX / The Curtain Club* SOLD OUT
18 May 2019 / US / Austin, TX / Barracuda* SOLD OUT
20 May 2019 / US / Phoenix, AZ / Valley Bar* SOLD OUT
21 May 2019 / US / San Diego, CA / Belly Up* SOLD OUT
22 May 2019 / US / Los Angeles, CA / The Fonda* SOLD OUT
24 May 2019 / US / San Francisco, CA / Great American Music Hall* SOLD OUT
25 May 2019 / US / San Francisco, CA / Great American Music Hall* SOLD OUT
27 May 2019 / US / Portland, OR / Wonder Ballroom* SOLD OUT
28 May 2019 / US / Seattle, WA / Neumo’s* SOLD OUT
31 MAY 2019 / DE / Neustrelitz / Immergut Festival

01 JUN 2019 / FR / Nimes / This is Not A Love Song Festival
07 JUN 2019 / FR / Saint-Brieuc / Art Rock Festival
09 JUN 2019 / FR / Paris / Villette Sonique
16 JUN 2019 / GR / Athens / Release Athens
23 JUN 2019 / NL / Amsterdam / Loose Ends
24 JUN 2019 / CR / Zagreb / INmusic Festival

04 JUL 2019 / FR / Belfort / Les Eurockeennes Festival
05 JUL 2019 / ES / Catalonia / VIDA Festival
07 JUL 2019 / RU / Moscow / Bol Festival
11 JUL 2019 / BE / Dour / Dour Festival
13 JUL 2019 / UK / Glasgow / TRNSMT Festival
14 JUL 2019 / UK / London / Citadel Festival
19 JUL 2019 / NL / Nijmegen / Valkhof Fetsival
20 JUL 2019 / FR / Carhaix-Plouguer / Les Vieilles Charrues
25 JUL 2019 / CH/ Nyon / Paleo Festival (Sold out)
26 JUL 2019 / UK / Oxford / Truck Festival
27 JUL 2019 / UK / Rainton / Deer Shed Festival
28 JUL 2019 / UK / Pikehall / Y Not Festival

02 AUG 2019 / IE/ Waterford / All Together Now
04 AUG 2019 / CA / Montreal, QC / Osheaga Festival
08 AUG 2019 / NO / Oslo / Oya Festival
09 AUG 2019 / DE / Haldern Pop Festival
11 AUG 2019 / IT / Sicily / Ypsigrock festival
15 AUG 2019 / FR / Saint-Malo / La Route du Rock festival

29 AUG 2019 – 1 SEP 2019 / UK / Wiltshire / End of The Road Festival

06 SEP 2019 / US / Brookyn, NY / Music Hall Of Williamsburg+
07 SEP 2019 / US / Philadelphia, PA / Johnny Brenda’s+
08 SEP 2019 / US / Boston, MA / Great Scott+
11 SEP 2019 / US / Washington, DC / U Street Music Hall+
12 SEP 2019 / US / Columbus, OH / Ace of Cups+
13 SEP 2019 / US / Toronto, ON / Horseshoe Tavern+
14 SEP 2019 / US / Detroit, MI / El Club+
15 SEP 2019 / US / Chicago, IL / Lincoln Hall+
17 SEP 2019 / US / Minneapolis, MN / 7th Street Entry+
20 SEP 2019 / US / Vancouver, BC / Fox Cabaret+
21 SEP 2019 / US / Portland, OR / Mississippi Studios+
24 SEP 2019 / US / San Francisco, CA / The Independent+
26 SEP 2019 / US / Los Angeles, CA / Teragram Ballroom+
27 SEP 2019 / US / Dana Point, CA / Ohana Festival+

01 NOV 2019 / ES / Madrid / Chango
02 NOV 2019 / ES / Barcelona / Razzmatazz 3
04 NOV 2019 / DE / Cologne / Gebäude 9
05 NOV 2019 / DE / Berlin / Bi Nuu

19 NOV 2019 / UK / Manchester / O2 Ritz
20 NOV 2019 / UK / Liverpool / O2 Academy
21 NOV 2019 / UK / Glasgow / SWG 3
22 NOV 2019 / UK / Leeds / Stylus
23 NOV 2019 / UK / Sheffield / Leadmill
25 NOV 2019 / UK / Birmingham / O2 Institute
26 NOV 2019 / UK / Oxford / O2 Academy
27 NOV 2019 / UK / London / O2 Forum
28 NOV 2019 / UK / Brighton / Concorde 2
30 NOV 2019 / UK / Bristol / SWX

1 DEC 2019 / UK / Southampton / The 1865
7 DEC 2019 / IRE / Dublin / Vicar Street SOLD OUT
8 DEC 2019 / IRE / Dublin / Vicar Street

* = supporting IDLES
+ = with support from Pottery

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