Today, IDLES have announced much-anticipated new UK and Irish tour dates for May and June 2021. A band long revered for the power of their live shows, these new dates will include back-to-back shows at London’s O2 Academy Brixton, Glasgow Barrowlands and Vicar Street in Dublin. The band will also perform at the 02 Academy in Sheffield on Friday 14th May.
Tickets will go on sale Friday 28th August at 10AM BST, and you can pre-order the new album from the band’s official store at.
As a thank you, the band are also offering a limited number of free tickets for key workers with availability on a first-come-first-served basis here: http://livenation.uk/gVqC30r5znc
Offer closes 8am Wednesday 26th August. Only UK / EIRE resident Key Workers may apply.
The news of the tour follows the announcement of the band’s latest single from their forthcoming LP Ultra Mono (out Sept 25 via Partisan), Model Village.
The new single decries the often-dangerous small-town fishbowl mentality, while its jet-powered instrumentation leans heavily into the band’s love of hip-hop (Kenny Beats provided additional programming on the album). The song is accompanied by an animated music video directed by Michel Gondry (Daft Punk, Radiohead, The White Stripes) and Olivier Gondry, created in collaboration with WePresent, WeTransfer’s editorial platform.