NEW ALBUM / MUSIC NEWS : Fontaines D.C. nominated for International Group at the BRIT Awards 2021

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Today, Dublin’s Fontaines D.C. have been nominated for International Group at the BRIT Awards 2021, which is set to take place on 11th May.

This is the band’s first-ever BRIT Award nomination and comes on the heels of their sophomore album ‘A Hero’s Death’, which debuted at #2 in the UK charts, as well as earning a GRAMMY nomination for Best Rock Album, and some of the best reviews of any album released in the last year. Far from a re-hash of their swaggering 2019 debut (‘Dogrel’), ‘A Hero’s Death’ arrived battered and bruised – albeit beautiful, with songs that are patient, confident, and heady takes on the modern world and its great uncertainty. ‘A Hero’s Death’ was produced by Dan Carey (Black Midi, Bat For Lashes). Listen to the seething, surreal title track, accompanied by a music video starring Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones, The Wire):

Speaking on their nomination the band said, “It’s great to be recognised by The Brits as an International Act. Cheers People. X”

Fontaines D.C. also recently announced rescheduled dates for their EU / UK tour. The UK dates will now take place in Oct 2021 (including a third Manchester Academy show) and European dates will follow in Mar / Apr 2022 – full list of dates below. Tickets are available HERE.

Buy/stream ‘A Hero’s Death’ here: https://fontainesdc.lnk.to/AHD

Rescheduled tour dates:

2 OCT 2021 / UK / Liverpool / Mountford Hall – SOLD OUT
3 OCT 2021 / UK / Leicester / De Montfort Hall
4 OCT 2021 / UK / Cambridge / Corn Exchange – SOLD OUT
6 OCT 2021 / UK / Manchester / Academy – SOLD OUT
7 OCT  2021 / UK / Manchester / Academy – SOLD OUT
8 OCT 2021 / UK / Manchester / Academy
9 OCT 2021 / UK / Southampton / O2 Guildhall – SOLD OUT
11 OCT 2021 / UK / Birmingham / O2 Academy – SOLD OUT
12 OCT 2021 / UK / Nottingham / Rock City – SOLD OUT
13 OCT 2021 / UK / Bristol / O2 Academy – SOLD OUT
14 OCT 2021 / UK / Cardiff / Great Hall – SOLD OUT
16 OCT 2021 / UK / Sheffield / O2 Academy – SOLD OUT
17 OCT 2021 / UK / Newcastle / O2 City Hall
19 OCT 2021 / UK / Glasgow / Barrowland – SOLD OUT
20 OCT 2021 / UK / Glasgow / Barrowland – SOLD OUT
22 OCT 2021 / UK / Edinburgh / Corn Exchange
23 OCT 2021 / UK / Leeds / O2 Academy – SOLD OUT
25 OCT 2021 / UK / Bath / The Forum  SOLD OUT
26 OCT 2021 / UK / Bournemouth / O2 Academy
27 OCT 2021 / UK / London / Alexandra Palace

20 MAR 2022 / ES / Madrid / La Riviera
21 MAR 2022 / ES / Barcelona / Razzmatazz
23 MAR 2022 / IT / Milan / Magazzini Generali
24 MAR 2022 / CH / Zurich / Dynamo
25 MAR 2022 / DE / Munich / Neue Theatrefabrik
27 MAR 2022 / CZ / Prague / Roxy
28 MAR 2022 / DE / Berlin / Astra Kulturhaus
29 MAR 2022 / DE / Hamburg / Gruenspan
31 MAR 2022 / SE / Stockholm / Debaser
1 APR 2022 / NO / Oslo  / Vulkan Arena
2 APR 2022 / DK / Copenhagen / Vega
4 APR 2022 / DE / Wiesbaden / Schlachthof
5 APR 2022 / DE / Cologne / Live Music Hall
6 APR 2022 / NL / Utrecht / Tivoli Vredenburg – SOLD OUT
8 APR 2022 / BE / Antwerp / Trix Club – SOLD OUT
10 APR 2022 / FR / Lille / L’Aeronef
11 APR 2022 / FR / Paris / Olympia

Praise for ‘A Hero’s Death’:

“Exceptional” – The Guardian Album of The Week ★★★★★
“A resounding victory” – Q ★★★★★
“A maudlin and manic triumph” – Pitchfork 8.1
“One of the best new bands of our time” – The Times ★★★★
“The most electric rock’n’roll band of the 2020s” – MOJO ★★★★
8/10 – Uncut
excoriating anthems about flirting with self-destruction – NME ★★★★
“Every bit as visceral as their debut” – Sunday Times Culture ★★★★
“A tensile urgency all their own” – The Observer ★★★★
“Difficult second album syndrome? Not a chance.” – Music OMH ★★★★★
“Worth the hype all along.” – DIY 4.5/5
“A classic rock and roll album.” – Clash 9/10
“A powerful, brave and endlessly rewarding” – The Line of Best Fit 8.5/10
“Triumphant” – London Evening Standard ★★★★
“This may well be a future classic” – The i Paper ★★★★
“Compelling” – The Sun ★★★★
“A suitably imaginative advance” – Daily Mirror ★★★★
“among our most profound and important new bands” – Classic Rock 8/10

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