The evolution of Foals from purveyors of scratchy, inventive math-rock to full-on arena filling behemoths is now complete, as the Oxford band have today announced a six-date UK (and Ireland) arena tour for February 2016.
The tour announcement rounds off a successful year for Foals, who released their well-received fourth album What Went Down as well as played triumphant festival shows across Europe – culminating in a surprise appearance at Reading and Leeds Festival, where organiser Melvin Benn proclaimed them to be ‘future headliners’.
This arena tour, then, is a sign that Foals are now entering the realms of festival headliners, so prepare for an almighty show from Yannis and co.
Foals UK arena tour 2016 dates
10 Dublin, 3Arena
12 Glasgow, SSE Hydro
13 Manchester, Arena
16 London, Wembley Arena
19 Birmingham, Barclaycard Arena
20 Leeds, First Direct Arena
Tickets for all the arena gigs go on sale at 9am next Friday (9 October).
Pre-sale tickets will be available on Wednesday 7 October for O2 Priority customers.
Foals also announced that Everything Everything will be providing support for the gigs.