Fontaines D.C. announce UK and Ireland live dates

After announcing full details of their highly-anticipated fourth album Romance earlier this week, Fontaines D.C. today confirm a new run of UK & Ireland tour dates for Autumn 2024. Kicking off on 20 November, the ROMANCE tour sees the band travelling to London, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow, Cardiff, Plymouth, Wolverhampton, and Nottingham, before returning to Dublin for a final show at the 3Arena on 6 December. The 9-date excursion follows a summer of extensive festival shows which includes performances at Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds, Fuji Rock, Pukkelpop Festival, and more.

Tickets for all headline dates go on general sale at 10am on Friday 26th April. For first access to presale tickets, fans can pre-order the album by 3pm on 23 April via . Presale tickets are also available through artist presale via Ticketmaster (10am BST Wed 24 April) and Spotify presale (10am BST Thurs 25 April).

Romance, released on 23rd August via XL Recordings, is the band’s first album with producer James Ford and undoubtedly their most ambitious, expansive record yet. The album’s explosive first single, “Starbuster”, was also unveiled this week alongside an Aube Perrie-directed video – watch/listen here.

with support from Sorry (all dates) and DIIV (London only)

20 Nov – Wolverhampton, UK – The Halls
22 Nov – London, UK – Alexandra Palace
24 Nov – Cardiff, UK – Utilita Arena
26 Nov – Plymouth, UK – Pavilions
27 Nov – Nottingham, UK – Motorpoint Arena
29 Nov – Manchester, UK – Aviva Studios
3 Dec – Leeds, UK – First Direct Arena
4 Dec – Glasgow, UK – OVO Hydro
6 Dec – Dublin, IE – 3Arena

Previously Announced Live Dates:
12 Jun – Bergen, NO – Bergenfest
13 -15 Jun – Helsinki, FN – Sideways
15 Jun – Riga, LV – Palladium
16 Jun – Vilnius, LT – Lukiškės Prison 2.0
18 Jun – Warsaw, PL – Stodola
19 Jun – Poznan, PL – Tama
21 Jun – Scheeßel, DE – Hurricane
22 Jun – Tuttlingen, DE – Southside
23 Jun – Tuscany, IT – La Prima Estate
25 Jun – Rome, IT – Cavea
26 Jun – Lausanne, CH – Les Docks
26-30 Jun – Glastonbury, UK – Glastonbury
28 Jul – Naeba, JP – Fuji Rock
9 Aug – Haldern, DE – Haldern Pop
7-12 Aug – Budapest, HU – Sziget Festival
12 Aug – Ljubljana, SI – Kino Siska
13 Aug – Vienna, AT – Vienna Arena
15 Aug – Charleville Mezières, FR – Cabaret Vert Festival
16 Aug – Hasselt, BE – Pukkelpop
17 – 20 Aug – Parades, PT – Parades De Coura
20 Aug – Istanbul, TU – Zorlu
24 Aug – Reading, UK – Reading Festival
25 Aug – Leeds, UK – Leeds Festival
About Fontaines D.C.

Romance amid approaching armageddon. Life in a snowglobe, a pastoral scene made ever-precarious, teetering on chaos created by the flick of the wrist. Love as an antique, that generations after us will only understand from history books. Fontaines D.C.’s fourth album Romance interrogates amorphous concepts of love and relationships, alienation and identity, fantasy and reality – all building to a central statement that Chatten sings of hauntingly, invitingly, on the opening track: “Maybe romance is a place”.

11 tracks constellate ideas that have been percolating among Grian Chatten (vocals), Carlos O’Connell (guitar), Conor Curley (guitar), Conor Deegan (bass), and Tom Coll (drums) since 2022’s No.1 record Skinty Fia and US tour with Arctic Monkeys. The record builds upon sonic sensibilities the band started to experiment with on Skinty Fia, now reaching into grungier textures, hip-hop breaks and beats, shoegazey tones and contemporary electronic sounds. It is as indebted to their times listening to Shygirl and Sega Bodega as it is to old Hollywood soundtracks, Outkast, The Prodigy and A$AP Ferg. The band introduces more assured production skills. Romance’s bones were set in time spent apart, experimenting as individuals across Mexico, the Spanish countryside, and LA, and an intense production period together with producer James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Blur) in a French chateau.

The album represents a provocative sonic and aesthetic era for the Dublin-made, now London-based band. A summer of international live shows and festivals will introduce fans to their rapidly unspooling universe and ask them too: will you all-out surrender to the fantasy?

Written by Theatrefullstop