Following a #3 chart position for their critically acclaimed new album ‘What Went Down’, Foals have confirmed a show at Dublin’s 3Arena for Wednesday 10th February 2016.
Foals’ thrillingly visceral return with the single also titled ‘What Went Down’ earned a flurry of Radio 1 support (Hottest Record in the World, Tune of the Week and Track of the Day) as it accelerated past 2.4 million views at YouTube.
That sense of Foals ascending to new creative peaks was intensified with the reaction that greeted the follow-up single ‘Mountain At My Gates’ and its ground-breaking GoPro interactive video which was directed by Nabil, as well as with ‘A Knife In The Ocean’ which received a World Record premiere on Beats 1 courtesy of Zane Lowe.
Foals launched the album with a rammed intimate show at The Village Underground before stealing the show at with surprise sets at the Reading and Leeds Festivals. NME picked Foals’ set at Reading as the highlight of the weekend and stated: “Filling the tent to bursting, Yannis and co delivered a flawless set of hit after hit after hit to a crowd of rabid fans, culminating in the destructive, crowd-surfing blitzkrieg of ‘What Went Down’. Not only was it the best gig of Reading 2015, it felt like a preview of what could very, very likely turn out to headline Reading 2016.”
The confirmation of Foals’ arena tour followed the recent announcement of a ten-date November club tour which is now almost sold-out. The club shows include the opening night of Rockfeedback and Moshi Moshi’s unique new ‘By The Sea’ event which will be held at Dreamland Margate on November 14th.
‘What Went Down’ is Foals’ fourth album after ‘Antidotes’ (2007, #3), ‘Total Life Forever’ (2010, #8) and ‘Holy Fire’ (2013, #2). After an almost unprecedented double-bill of shows in a day at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall, the summer of 2013 saw Foals present a teaser of their future as they headlined their first major festivals at Bestival, Latitude and Parklife with the biggest and most reactive crowds of the weekend. Next summer’s festival circuit, it seems, will see Foals ascend to new heights.