Fontaines D.C. land first UK #1 album with “Skinty Fia”

 

 

 

#1 on the Irish Official Albums Chart

#2 Netherlands

#3 Belgium

#5 Germany

#7 France

 

Today, Fontaines D.C. have landed their first number 1 album on the UK Official Albums Chart with their third record “Skinty Fia”. The win comes as the band also secure their first number 1 spot in the Irish Official Albums Chart. Across Europe the album also reaches the Top 5 in The Netherlands (#2), Belgium (#3) and Germany (#5), as well as winning a #7 debut in France.

Speaking on their UK chart-topping position, the band had the following to say: “We’re touched by everyone’s response to Skinty Fia, thank you to everyone who bought, streamed or downloaded it. Love FDC x”

“Skinty Fia” was released on 22nd April via Partisan Records and was met with widespread international acclaim and adoration from fans and media alike. Having returned from pandemic lockdown at the start of the year to play a sold-out show to 10,000 people at Alexandra Palace, the band were promptly named “Best Band In The World” at the 2022 BandLab NME Awards in March, before donning the covers of multiple international publications, scoring playlisting on BBC Radio 1, hosting a ten-part Artists In Residence series for BBC Radio 6 Music, and playing a Maida Vale session for Steve Lamacq. As the band continues their largely sold-out North American tour, they also returned to US national television earlier this week with an incendiary performance of the new album’s closing track “Nabokov” on Late Night With Seth Meyers

 

 

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 UK 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 as 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.

 

 

Fontaines D.C. on Tour:APRIL 2022Fri-Apr-29 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music HallSat-Apr-30 Cleveland, OH @ The Beachland BallroomMAY 2022Mon-May-2 Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre [SOLD OUT]Tue-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 34JUNE 2022Fri-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 FestivalJune-24-26 Shepton Mallet, United Kingdom @ Glastonbury Music FestivalWed-June-29 Roskilde, Denmark @ Roskilde FestivalThur-June-30 Werchter, Belgium @ Rock WerchterJULY 2022Sat-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 FestivalAUGUST 2022Thur-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 FestivalSEPTEMBER 2022Fri-Sept-2 Stradbally, Ireland @ Electric PicnicSat-Sep-17 Los Angeles, CA @ Primavera SoundNOVEMBER 2022Mon-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]DECEMBER 2022Thurs-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]FEBRUARY 2023Wed-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).

 

 

 

 

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My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i'm blessed and get to combine both. Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.

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