Foals go on tour this spring, hold up giant trophy for some reason

Foals go on tour this spring, hold up giant trophy for some reason

It’s been a long-fought battle, but English post-punk outfit Foals did it! Earlier in the day, they hoisted an oversized trophy over their collective heads, all while streamers and confetti fell in celebration of something. “This award, whatever it is, may be for us, but it’s really for you,” said frontman Yannis Philippakis. “We couldn’t have done it without you.” Phillapakis then rose a fist toward the sky as he shouted “Believe in yourself… forever!” and a jaunty song by tunesmith Kenny Loggins played over the proceedings, despite no prominent sound system in sight anywhere.

As exciting as all this is, it’s only slightly less exciting than news that Foals will be touring North America in the spring and playing some of the tunes from last year’s Total Life Forever (TMT Review). Along for the ride will be Freelance Whales and The Naked and Famous. In fact, those two groups will open all dates, with the exception of the 4/20 date in Dallas, which will be Freelance Whales-less (presumably because they will be getting high with the Mavs Man), and the 5/11 date in Mexico City, in which the support situation is unconfirmed.

Foals dates (all w/ Freelance Whales and The Naked and Famous, except 4.20 and 5.11):

04.10.11 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
04.11.11 - Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market
04.12.11 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
04.14.11 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
04.19.11 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s
04.20.11 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater (w/ Cut Copy, Holy Ghost, Naked and Famous)
04.21.11 - Austin, TX - La Zona Rosa
04.22.11 - Kansas City, MO - The Beaumont
04.23.11 - St. Louis, MO - Firebird
04.26.11 - Chicago, IL - Metro
04.27.11 - Columbus, OH - Outland Live
04.29.11 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
04.30.11 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre
05.01.11 - Montreal, QC - Le National
05.02.11 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
05.04.11 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
05.05.11 - Philadelphia, PA - TLA
05.06.11 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
05.07.11 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
05.08.11 - Providence, RI - The Met
05.11.11 - Mexico City, Mexico - Viva Cuervo Salon (support TBD)

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