Fontaines D.C. have announced a very special album release show in support of their highly anticipated new record ‘A Hero’s Death’. Filmed by Collective Dublin and captured within 2FM Radio’s studio in Montrose, Dublin – a sweeping space usually the reserve of orchestra performances – ‘A Night At Montrose, Dublin’ will air on Monday 3rd August at 8pm BST / 9pm CEST / 3pm EDT.
Fontaines D.C. will perform new album ‘A Hero’s Death‘ (out on July 31st via Partisan Records) in its entirety for the very first time, along with selected tracks from their award-winning debut ‘Dogrel’. A live Q&A with the band will also mark the occasion. Viewing globally is easy – a link will be emailed to anyone pre-ordering the album via the store. Fans will receive their link 1 hour before the performance begins (7pm BST). The deadline to get involved is 9pm BST on 2nd August.
Get access to the performance by pre-ordering the album here.
The news follows the announcement of the band’s 2021 UK tour, which includes their biggest ever UK headline at London’s Alexandra Palace. Tickets are on sale now from fontainesdc.com, metropolismusic.com, seetickets.com and ticketmaster.co.uk.
2021 tour dates are as follows:
7th May – Manchester Academy – SOLD OUT
8th May – Manchester Academy – SOLD OUT
10th May – Leicester De Montfort Hall
11th May – Leeds O2 Academy – SOLD OUT
12th May – Newcastle O2 City Hall
14th May – Glasgow Barrowland – SOLD OUT
15th May – Glasgow Barrowland – SOLD OUT
17th May – Cambridge Corn Exchange
18th May – Sheffield O2 Academy
20th May – Birmingham O2 Academy
21st May – Cardiff Great Hall – SOLD OUT
22nd May – Bristol O2 Academy – SOLD OUT
24th May – Bournemouth O2 Academy
25th May – Southampton O2 Guildhall
27th May – London Alexandra Palace
The band’s UK tour will also be preceded by a new run of EU headline tour dates set to take place across March and April 2021. Full routing and more info can be found here.
Three tracks from A Hero’s Death have been released so far including the title track – the video for which stars Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones, The Wire, Peaky Blinders) – the lonely and intense I Don’t Belong, and brand-new single Televised Mind, which you can watch the new video for below.
Pre-order the new album ‘A Hero’s Death‘ here.
‘Dogrel’ debuted Top 10 on the UK album charts, earning Fontaines D.C. a Mercury Prize nomination, #1 Album of the Year positions from BBC 6 Music and Rough Trade, a performance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and numerous sold out tours in the UK and abroad – including triumphantly selling out London Brixton Academy in just 1 week. The Guardian (who gave the album 5 stars) praised ‘Dogrel’ as being “brilliant, top to bottom,” The FADER called Fontaines D.C. “One of the most exciting new bands around,” and NME (who also gave ‘Dogrel’ 5 stars) called them “One of guitar music’s most essential new voices.” Watch a clip from their instantly legendary Glastonbury set here.