Foals announce string of UK tour dates for 2014

by Martin


Foals are an indie, rock band from Oxford England. The band have been active since around 2005 and consists of Yannis Philippakis (vocals/guitar), Edwin Congreave ‘ (keys), Walter Gervers (bass) Jimmy Smith (guitar/keys) and Jack Bevan (drums).

Foals have recently announced that 2014 will see them take to the road again as they travel up and down the country to some of the biggest venues the country has to offer.

During the tour US alt rock five-piece Cage The Elephant  will be special guests and will see the band visit Dublin, Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham, Newcastle .

To wrap up the tour the band will play a special Valentine’s Day show in London.


Take a look at the full tour list below.

Tues 4th Feb, Dublin Olympia
Friday 7th Feb, Manchester O2 Apollo
Sunday 9th Feb, Glasgow Barrowland
Tues 11th Feb, Birmingham O2 Academy
Weds 12th Feb, Newcastle O2 Academy
Fri 14th Feb, London Alexandra Palace

Tickets for the tour will go on sale next Friday (30th August) at 9am.

In 2007 Foals began working on their debut album Antidotes in New York. The band was produced originally by Dave Sitek but the final copy was mixed by the band themselves after they decided the mix created by Sitek wasn’t what they expected.

In the Official UK albums chart Antidotes reached Number (3).

Since then the band went on to release their second album Total Life Forever in May of 2010 followed by Holy Fire in February of this year. Total Life Forever went on to reach Number (8) in the Official UK albums chart while Holy Fire reached Number (2).


2013 has been an incredibly busy year for Foals, especially the summer. Since the release of their third album in February the band have performed at some of the biggest festivals and a host of venues in front of packed audiences worldwide.

Not many bands these days can say they’ve visited America, Asia, Europe and Austrailia. Some don’t even make it out of the UK but Foals are determined to ensure they keep the excitement and buzz about the band going.

Watch the official video for My Number by Foals below.