CAPE TOWN: 6 – 9 March: Elandskloof, Villiersdorp. JOHANNESBURG: 6 – 9 March: Witfontein, JR 512, Bronkhorstspruit
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Fresh from a career defining main stage slot at Reading & Leeds festival, Foals last week sold out London’s Alexandra Palace and Manchester Apollo in just 9 minutes flat – Glasgow Barrowlands, Newcastle o2 Academy, Birmingham o2 Academy and Dublin Olympia shows also sold out in record time, within one hour. New dates were added.
This incredible accomplishment is testament to the bands’ popularity and growing reputation as the most exciting live band in the UK right now. Summer of 2013 has been Foals’ busiest and most prolific to date. After releasing their most direct and fully realised third album ‘Holy Fire’ to critical acclaim in February this year (charting at number 2), the Oxford five piece have since unleashed a feverish assault on live audiences worldwide. America, Europe, Asia, Australia have all witnessed the band’s electrifying live show that’s earned them the reputation as the most exciting British guitar band in Britain.
Relentlessly playing to huge audiences has seen the band hit their stride in the live sphere, and subsequently won them slots high up the bill at Glastonbury (second from top, Other stage Friday night), Reading & Leeds (third from top, Main stage Saturday) and recently, their first ever UK headline slot at Latitude festival (Sunday) a position they strode into with conviction resulting in effusive praise from the critics. Reading & Leeds/Latitude Promoter Melvin Benn recently summed his feelings on the performance:
‘Foals for me are the most in touch guitar band in the world – to see them own the stage and the reaction they got was unbelievable. The moshing I’ve seen at Latitude was as intense as anything I’ve seen anywhere. A match for Rage Against The Machine in terms of moshing and intensity. It’s going to be a match for anyone who plays there in the future’ NME, Aug 2013.
Link to video “Inhaler”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJ_PMvjmC6M
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