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SHOW INFO:

Fontaines D.C 

  • Monday 25th October 2021
  • Box Office & Bars: 6:30pm / Doors: 7:00pm / Show: 7:30pm 

OVERVIEW:

Irish post-punks Fontaines D.C. came together at music college in Dublin. Grian Chatten (vocals), Conor Deegan III (bass), Carlos O’Connell (guitar), Conor Curley (guitar) and Tom Coll (drums) bonded over a mutual love of poetry, from Kerouac and Ginsberg to Irish icons such as Yeats and Lorca. They named their band after the crooner Johnny Fontaine from The Godfather, adding the D.C. (Dublin City) after discovering a similarly named LA band.

The band’s initial releases were two short volumes of poetry and these lyrical foundations featured prominently on their critically acclaimed 2019 debut album Dogrel. The record blended a muscular post-punk sound with vivid verse barked out in Chatten’s charismatic Dublin accent, most notable on singles Big, Boys In The Better Land and Hurricane Laughter. A slew of five-star reviews and album of the year awards followed, notably from Rough Trade and BBC 6 Music, placing the band at the forefront of an Irish post-punk wave alongside The Murder Capital and Girl Band.

Relentless touring in the wake of Dogrel took its toll on the band. Back home in Dublin, Chatten's fear of no longer being able to write led to the band quickly setting to work on a follow-up. Their second album, A Hero’s Death, was released on 31 July 2020, preceded by the title track as the first single, accompanied by a video starring Irish actor Aiden Gillen (Game Of Thrones, The Wire). The album signalled a move to a darker, blunter sound than its predecessor, while the artwork (featuring the legendary Irish warrior Cú Chulainn) and album title (inspired by the writings of Brendan Behan) showed that Irish literature remained a cornerstone of the band's identity.

In support of the new record, the band announced their biggest UK tour yet for May 2021, starting in Edinburgh and winding up with a huge show at London's Alexandra Palace.

In November 2020, Fontaines D.C. announced that they would be playing a livestream from Brixton Academy via MelodyVR, broadcast on 23 November. In March 2021, the band confirmed their UK tour was being rescheduled to October 2021.


Anyone who has already pre-ordered or bought the album via their webstore will automatically get access to the pre-sale. Tickets go on general sale 9am Friday 14th August. Visit www.fontainesdc.com for more info.

Ticket Limit – 2 for presales / 4 for general sale

Terms & Conditions
 
1.       This event is for fans only and these special conditions are in place to ensure that tickets are purchased for personal use only and are not resold for profit and/or through unauthorised resale sites.
2.A strict limit of 4 tickets per person (and per household) per event applies in the general sale / 2 tickets per person per event applies in the presale. Any tickets purchased over this limit may be cancelled and invalidated (in which case you will be refunded).
3.       Tickets must not be purchased with the intention of reselling them for commercial purposes and/or profit. Businesses or traders purchasing tickets for commercial use or commercial intent will have their orders cancelled.
4.       Only genuine mobile tickets will be accepted for entry (we’ll give you full instructions on how to access your mobile tickets after you book). If you purchased more than one ticket, your guests must be with you at time of entry. Print outs and/or screenshots of mobile tickets will not be accepted for entry.
5.       If you can no longer use your tickets and are not eligible for an exchange or refund, you may resell them through authorised resale sites. These are: Ticketmaster Fan to Fan Exchange or Twickets (please check artist page on metropolismusic.com for further details).
6.       You may not resell or offer to resell tickets for this event through any unauthorised resale site such as Viagogo or Stubhub, or for commercial purposes and/or profit.
7.Any tickets purchased, resold or offered for resale in breach of these special conditions may be cancelled and invalidated (in which case you will be refunded).
8.       In the event of any inconsistency between these special conditions and any other applicable terms and conditions, these special conditions will apply.
COVID-19
The band wish to implement a Covid certification policy for consistency across their tour, as below:
 
For entry, you will need to demonstrate your COVID-19 status by providing either:

  • Proof of a negative NHS Rapid Lateral Flow Test (such test to be taken within 24 hours prior to attending the event at the venue); or
  • Proof of full vaccination - both doses received (with the second at least 14 days prior to the arrival at the venue); or
  • Proof of natural immunity based upon a positive PCR test within 180 days of arrival at the venue (and after the 10-day self-isolation period following the result)

BOOKING INFO:

Tickets: £25.00 (+ Booking Fees) 

  • Please Note: Under 18's to be accompanied by an adult 18+
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  • Audience members may be encouraged to stand up and dance, please be aware when booking seats in the first five (5) rows of the Stalls (AA - D).
  • Box Office is open on performance days approx. 1 hour prior to the performance for purchasing and collecting tickets. 
  • There is a lift for wheelchair users from Reception to the Lower Foyer with access to the Stalls.
  • There is second lift with access to the Upper Foyer and Ballroom bars.
  • The Balcony is stair access only. 


Full booking terms & conditions can be found here.

 

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