Fontaines D.C. post live versions of A Hero’s Death tracks I Don’t Belong and Sunny

Fontaines D.C. supporting Idles at Brooklyn Steel on May 10th, 2019 (Paul Bachmann / Live4ever)

Fontaines D.C. supporting Idles at Brooklyn Steel on May 10th, 2019 (Paul Bachmann / Live4ever)

Fontaines D.C. have filmed live versions, in isolation, of their A Hero’s Death album tracks I Don’t Belong and Sunny.

Two tracks which emphasise the prevailing solemn nature of the band’s second studio album, these new live takes predate what they’re hoping is a return to more conventional live settings in the spring of next year, when UK and European dates are booked in March, April and May 2021.

It’ll be the first major tour for an album which Live4ever awarded 8.5/10 upon its release in July: “For emphasis perhaps, opener I Don’t Belong is as sombre and downbeat as he’s ever sounded, the chorus often repeated (a conscious lever pulled several times) and the title ambiguous. Is this a song about being alone? Or is it a rejection of the modern day’s lack of trust, of strangers who demand intimacy without a quid pro quo?”

“A similar question of intent hangs over the title-track, its sticking refrain, ‘Life ain’t always empty’, on the surface a positive affirmation, but as the rest of the non-sequiturs flow they begin uncomfortably to take on doubt, as if under a naked lightbulb they’re just a list of cheap platitudes people throw at each other when empathy has been exhausted.”

Tour dates:

March 2021
10 – Madrid, La Riviera
11 – Barcelona, Razzmatazz
12 – Lyon, Transfer Festival
13 – Milan, Magazzini Generali
15 – Zurich, Dynamo
16 – Munich, Backstage Werk
18 – Prague, Roxy
19 – Berlin, Astra
20 – Hamburg, Gruenspan
22 – Copenhagen, Vega
23 – Oslo, Vulkan Arena
24 – Stockholm, Debaser
26 – Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
27 – Cologne, Live Music Hall
29 – Lille, L’Aeronef
30 – Antwerp, Trix
31 – Utrecht, Tivolivredenburg Ronda

April 2021
1 – Paris, Olympia

May 2021
1 – Edinburgh, Corn Exchange
3 – Nottingham, Rock City
4 – Bath, Forum
5 – Liverpool, Mountford Hall
7 – Manchester, Academy
10 – Leicester, De Montfort Hall
11 – Leeds, O2 Academy
12 – Newcastle, O2 City Hall
14 – Glasgow, Barrowlands
17 – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
18 – Sheffield, O2 Academy
20 – Birmingham, O2 Academy
21 – Cardiff, Great Hall
22 – Bristol, O2 Academy
24 – Bournemouth, O2 Academy
25 – Southampton, O2 Guildhall
27 – London, Alexandra Palace

July 2021
3,4 – Dublin, Iveagh Gardens

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