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Foals New Zealand Splendour In The Grass Sideshow Announced

Foals New Zealand Splendour In The Grass Sideshow Announced

Friday 12th April, 2019 11:26AM

Foals are playing a special one-off show at the gorgeous Auckland Town Hall in mid-July, ahead of their appearance at Australia's Splendour In The Grass festival. It’s a massive year for the UK math-rock band, as they sit between the release of Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost (Part 1) last month and the drop of (Part 2) expected later this year. Vocalist Yannis Philippakis described the double record as "Two halves of the same locket" in the sense that they can be listened to and treated as two totally separate albums, "but fundamentally they are companion pieces". Fans are stoked to see the band return to some of the ideas behind their debut 2008 album Antidotes that made people fall in love with the band. Get hyped for their Auckland show…

UPDATE 18/04/19: due to hot demand Foals have announced a second Auckland headline event for this July, here's the updated info...

Friday 12th July - Auckland Town Hall, Auckland (sold out)
Saturday 13th July - Auckland Town Hall, Auckland* w/ Warpaint

Tickets available from Thursday 18th April*

Watch the clip for Foals' 2019 single 'Exits'...

Press release:

An absolute math-rock juggernaut, FOALS is coming to New Zealand for one show at the Auckland Town Hall on Friday July 12 in the middle of a creative frenzy that has produced not one, but two new records. Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost (Part 1) was released in March, with Part 2 to follow later this year, signalling a return to the spasmodic angles of their debut Antidotes while simultaneously going further off-base than ever before.

From playing chaotic house parties in Oxford to becoming major festival headliners across Europe, Foals’ trajectory has been remarkable. Always eager to break boundaries, Foals’ new album ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1’ is the most ambitious statement of their career. It entered the UK charts at #2, with many critics tipping it as a contender for album of the year.

The band – Yannis Philippakis (vocals/guitar), Jimmy Smith (guitar), Jack Bevan (drums) and Edwin Congreave (keys) – will release ‘Part 2’ in the autumn.

“They’re two halves of the same locket,” explains Philippakis. “They can be listened to and appreciated individually, but fundamentally they are companion pieces.”

Foals have earned critical acclaim and fan devotion in equal measure, with highlights including Best Live Act at the Q Awards, Best Album at the NME Awards, 1.7 million album sales, and over half a billion streams at Spotify since 2015. Their first visit to New Zealand since 2013, Foals will perform to Kiwi fans after headlining Australia’s Splendour in the Grass.


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Fri 12th Jul
Auckland Town Hall, Auckland

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