Foals are riding the crest of a wave at the minute.
On the back to their well-received fourth album What Went Down, they announced their first ever UK arena tour – which will take place in February 2016.
Speaking to NME this week, Foals front-man Yannis Philippakis promised they plan to ‘fuck shit up’ on the tour – which includes a date at the prestigious Wembley Arena.
It’s going to be feisty. We’re gonna go out there and make it savage, give it intensity and fuck shit up.
Wembley is just a seven-letter word to me. But I know it means something. I’m excited about these shows. It’s going to be sweet. Playing Alexandra Palace felt big when we did it and this feels like the next step up.
I do have some reservations about arenas. For a while I guess I had this punk guilt that had me thinking, ‘How are we gonna translate our energy?’ But I just think, and I don’t want this to sound conceited, but if we’re there, we’ll make it something really fucking special.
Foals’ UK arena tour kicks off in Glasgow on 12 February, and will take them across the UK playing huge gigs in Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham as well as the date at Wembley.
Tickets are on sale now for the tour – see our guide on how to get Foals tickets.
Foals UK arena tour dates
12 – Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
13 – Manchester, Arena
16 – London, The SSE Arena, Wembley
19 – Birmingham, Barclaycard Arena
20 – Leeds, First Direct Arena
Watch the video for the latest What Went Down single, Give It All: