Fourth song from the new album Skinty Fia

Out April 22nd

Third date at London Eventim Apollo added for Nov UK tour


Last month, Fontaines D.C. released the title track from their highly anticipated new album Skinty Fia – to be released this Friday (22nd April) on Partisan Records. “Skinty Fia,” was met with international acclaim and joined the last two singles, “I Love You” and “Jackie Down The Line,” in building widespread excitement for the band’s third album. Today, the beloved Irish band – who recently took home the trophy for “Best Band In The World” at the 2022 BandLab NME Awards – released the final single to come ahead of their new album titled “Roman Holiday”. The track was premiered by Zane Lowe alongside an interview with the band on his Apple Music 1 show. The track was also featured on New Music Daily.

A texturally nuanced yet intense final preview of the band’s new material ahead of Skinty Fia’s release, “Roman Holiday,” sees frontman Grian Chatten reflect on his experiences of moving to London and embracing the city as an Irish person in the local diaspora. The single sees the band delving further into the album’s poignant themes surrounding identity and belonging, with the lyrics celebrating the camaraderie found in the community of Irish people and friends that the band have found for themselves.

Speaking on the single, Chatten says, “Roman Holiday makes me think of the wide streets of north London in the Summer and the urge to discover them at night time. The thrill of being a gang of Irish people in London with a bit of a secret language and my first flat with my girlfriend.”



Skinty Fia is an Irish phrase which translates to English as “the damnation of the deer” and the album’s cover art features a deer, plucked from its natural habitat and deposited in the hallway of a home, illuminated by an artificial red glow. The Irish giant deer is an extinct species and the band’s thoughts on Irish identity are central to Skinty Fia. While Dogrel was littered with snapshots of the Dublin characters – like the cabbie in “Boys In The Better Land” – and A Hero’s Death documented the dislocation and disconnection the band felt as they travelled the globe on tour, on Skinty Fia Fontaines D.C. are addressing their Irishness from afar as they recreate new lives for themselves elsewhere. For a band whose hometown courses through their veins – “D.C.” stands for “Dublin City” – the album finds them trying to resolve the need to broaden their horizons with the affection they still feel for the land and people they’ve left behind.

There are echoes of Dogrel’s rumbustious rock ’n’ roll, and the bleaker atmospheres of A Hero’s Death, but Skinty Fia, the third in the triumvirate, is much more expansive and cinematic. Fontaines D.C. are a band in a state of constant evolution and this time the result is an album of shifting moods, startling insight, maturity, and considerable emotional wallop.

Following an intimate sold-out show at Hackney’s EartH earlier this week, and with many of the band’s forthcoming North American tour dates selling out or having venues upgraded, Fontaines D.C. are also set to play a short run of shows with record stores in May 2022 in support of the new album. These shows come ahead of an extensive run of festival appearances including the band’s return to Glastonbury Festival, a headline slot on the BBC Sounds stage at Latitude Festival, as well a main stage appearance at Reading & Leeds and a Future Sounds stage performance at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend. The band will also play an extensive UK / IE headline tour later this year in Nov / Dec 2022, with many further dates being added due to popular demand, including a third date at Eventim Apollo in London.

Full routing can be found below. Tickets are on sale HERE.

Pre-order Skinty Fia HERE



Fontaines D.C. on Tour:

APRIL 2022

Thu-Apr-21 Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club [SOLD OUT]Fri-Apr-22 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts [SOLD OUT]Sat-Apr-23 Asbury Park, NJ @ Wonder Bar [SOLD OUT]Mon-Apr-25 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock ClubTues-Apr-26 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel [SOLD OUT]Wed-Apr-27 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn SteelFri-Apr-29 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall [SOLD OUT]Sat-Apr-30 Cleveland, OH @ The Beachland Ballroom

MAY 2022

Mon-May-2 Montreal, QC @ Corona TheatreTue-May-3 Toronto, ON @ The PhoenixThu-May-5 Detroit, MI @ Magic StickFri-May-6 Chicago, IL @ The Vic TheatreSat-May-7 Minneapolis, MN @ First AvenueMon-May-9 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre [venue upgrade]Tue-May-10 Salt Lake City, UT @ SoundwellThu-May-12 Portland, OR @ Revolution HallFri-May-13 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre [SOLD OUT]Sat-May-14 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDoMon-May-16 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency BallroomWed-May-18 Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater [SOLD OUT]Thurs-May-19 Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater [SOLD OUT]Fri-May-27 Sheffield, United Kingdom @ FoundrySat-May-28 Coventry, United Kingdom @ BBC Radio 1 Big WeekendSun-May-29 Brighton, United Kingdom @ ChalkMon-May-30 Liverpool, United Kingdom @ Hanger 34

JUNE 2022

Fri-June-3 Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera SoundMon-June-6 Lyon, France @ Le TransbordeurTue-June-7 Bologna, Italy @ Arena PucciniWed-June-8 Milan, Italy @ Un Altro FestivalFri-June-10 Neuchâtel, Switzerland @ Festi’ NeuchSat-June-11 Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands @ Best Kept Secret FestivalSun-June-12 Berlin, Germany @ Templehof SoundsMon-Jun-13 Warsaw, Poland @ ProximaWed-June-15 Athens, Greece @ Release Festival with Nick CaveFri-June-17 Scheeßel, Germany @ Hurricane FestivalSat-June-18 Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany @ Southside FestivalMon-June-20 Zagreb, Croatia @ InMusic FestivalSun-June-24-26 Shepton Mallet, United Kingdom @ Glastonbury Music FestivalWed-June-29 Roskilde, Denmark @ Roskilde FestivalThur-June-30 Werchter, Belgium @ Rock Werchter

JULY 2022

Sat-Jul-2 Dublin, Ireland @ Iveagh Gardens [SOLD OUT]Sun-Jul-3 Dublin, Ireland @ Iveagh Gardens [SOLD OUT]Wed-Jul-6 Lisbon, Portugal @ NOS Alive FestivalSat-Jul-8 Lytham St. Anne’s, United Kingdom @ Lytham festivalSun-Jul-9 Glasgow, United Kingdom @ TRNSMTThur-Jul-14 Carhaix, France @ Les Vieilles CharruesFri-Jul-15 London, United Kingdom @ Finsbury Park with Sam FenderSun-Jul-17 Cologne, Germany @ Live Music HallMon-Jul-18 Munich, Germany @ Neue TheaterfabrikWed-Jul-20 Berlin, Germany @ Astra Kulturhaus [SOLD OUT]Thur-Jul-21 Hamburg, Germany @ Gruenspan [SOLD OUT]Sun-Jul-24 Suffolk, United Kingdom @ Latitude FestivalSun-Jul-31 Yuzawa, Japan @ Fuji Rock Festival


Thur-Aug-11 Oslo, Norway @ Oya FestivalSat-Aug-13 Helsinki, Finland @ Flow FestivalMon-Aug-15 Budapest, Hungary @ Sziget FestivalTues-Aug-16 Padova, Italy @ Parco Della MusicaFri-Aug 19 Guéret – Saint-Laurent Aerodrome, France @ Check In PartySat-Aug-20 Charleville-Mézières, France @ Le Cabaret VertTue-Aug-23 Stuttgart, Germany @ LonghornWed-Aug-24 Wiesbaden, Germany @ SchlachthofThur-Aug-25 Paris, France @ Rock En SeineSat-Aug-27 Reading, United Kingdom @ Reading FestivalSun-Aug-28 Leeds, United Kingdom @ Leeds Festival


Fri-Sept-2 Stradbally, Ireland @ Electric PicnicSat-Sep-17 Los Angeles, CA @ Primavera Sound


Mon-Nov-7 Hull, United Kingdom @ Bonus ArenaTue-Nov-8 Leeds, United Kingdom @ O2 AcademyTue-Nov-9 Leeds, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy [new date added]Fri-Nov-11 Manchester, United Kingdom @ O2 Victoria WarehouseSat-Nov-12 Manchester, United Kingdom @ O2 Victoria Warehouse [date added]Tue-Nov-15 Stockton, United Kingdom @ GlobeThur-Nov-17 Glasgow, United Kingdom @ O2 AcademyFri-Nov-18 Glasgow, United Kingdom @ O2 Acadmy [date added]Sat-Nov-19 Swansea, United Kingdom @ Swansea ArenaMon-Nov-21 Birmingham, United Kingdom @ O2 AcademyThur-Nov-24 London, United Kingdom @ Eventim ApolloFri-Nov-25 London, United Kingdom @ Eventim Apollo [date added]Sat-Nov-26 London, United Kingdom @ Eventim Apollo [date added]Mon-Nov-28 Edinburgh, United Kingdom @ O2 AcademyWed-Nov-30 Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar Street [SOLD OUT]


Thurs-Dec-1 Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar Street [SOLD OUT]Fri-Dec-2 Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar Street [SOLD OUT]Sat-Dec-3 Galway, Ireland @ Leisureland [SOLD OUT]Mon-Dec-5 Limerick, Ireland @ Live At The Big TopTue-Dec-6 Derry, United Kingdom @ Millennium ForumWed-Dec-7 Belfast, United Kingdom @ Ulster HallThur-Dec-8 Belfast, United Kingdom @ Ulster Hall [date added]


Wed-Feb-1 Sydney, Australia @ RoundhouseThur-Feb-2 Brisbane, Australia @The TriffidTue-Feb-7 Melbourne, Australia @ Corner HotelWed-Feb-8 Melbourne, Australia @ The Forum



Fontaines D.C. are:

Carlos O’Connell (guitar), Conor Curley (guitar), Conor Deegan III (bass guitar), Grian Chatten (vocals) and Tom Coll (drums).