The Olympia Theatre
Tuesday 4th & Wednesday 5th February 2014
**Both shows now completely SOLD OUT**
Foals have announced 2 Olympia Theatre shows on Tuesday 4th & Wednesday 5th February as part of their 2014 Irish & UK Tour. Tickets from €25.90 incl. booking fee went on sale via Ticketmaster, however are now completely SOLD OUT.
Approximate times as follows: doors open 7pm, first support That Fucking Tank on stage about 7.30pm, second support Cage The Elephant due around 8.15pm, with Foals due to hit the stage around 9.15pm. We would estimate this show would be over around 10.45pm/11pm. Please note, times are approximate and subject to change as always.
Please note, laser lighting will be used during Foals' performance.
Under 14's must be accompanied by an adult, Over 18's ID required to gain access to the bars where alcohol is served.
Summer of 2013 was Foals’ busiest and most prolific to date. After releasing their most direct and fully realised third album ‘Holy Fire’ to critical acclaim in February 2013 (charting at number 2), the Oxford five piece have since unleashed a feverish assault on live audiences worldwide, including one of the stand out performances at the very first Longitude festival in Dublin. 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.
Relentless 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), their first ever UK headline slot at Latitude festival (Sunday) and stealing the show at Longitude festival in Dublin.
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.
Today they announce a new tour for Feb 2014 which sees them take a step up and play some of the biggest venues in the UK including a valentine’s show at London’s Alexandra Palace.
Special guests on this tour will be US alt rock five-piece Cage The Elephant. Cage, who have been hand-picked for this slot by Foals have gained a huge fan base in the US & Europe due to their manic, high octane live shows, and hits such as “Shake Me Down”, “Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked” and “Back Against The Wall”. Cage The Elephant recently announced the release of their third studio album, entitled ‘Melophobia’, which will be released in October via Virgin/EMI Records"
Yannis Philippakis – 27 (vocals/guitar)
Edwin Congreave – 28 (keys)
Walter Gervers - 29 (bass)
Jimmy Smith - 28 (guitar/keys)
Jack Bevan - 27 (drums)