Idles announce Spring 2019 UK, European & US Headlining Tour

Idles UK EU US Tour 2019 poster
After a wrapping up sell-out UK and US tours, Idles have confirmed a 2019 world tour, headlining their biggest venues yet.

The run will include two London headliners at The Electric Ballroom and their first ever run of dates in Australia.

Tickets go on public sale this Friday Nov 9th at 10am local time, with tickets available here, full routing below.

Idles’ new record “Joy as an Act of Resistance” debuted at no.5 in the UK charts, breaking Rough Trade’s all-time record for most pre-orders and sales in a day. It is currently the no.1 best reviewed record of 2018 (average rating of 88 across 25 reviews) at Album Of The Year and in the Top 10 on Metacritic. The band saw not only singles but the album itself A-listed at 6 Music and earned major features, amongst others, with the likes of Q, Mojo, The Guardian and covers with DIY, Loud & Quiet, So Young and NME. They’ve arrived internationally too with only last week NPR Music declaring “I am an Idles addict. It's like mainlining an uplifting and unifying assault on nationalism, racism, intolerance, and class inequality”.

The band won Best Breakthrough at the Q Awards last month following their Jools Holland debut which NME called “history in the making… incomparably brilliant”, likening it to Arctic Monkeys and Kanye West's first appearances on the show. Watch the video below. La Blogothèque also just filmed the band performing a couple ‘Joy’ standouts, watch them do stripped down versions of “I’m Scum” and “Gram Rock”.

European Tour Dates 2018:
06 Nov 2018 / NL / Groningen / VERA (sold out)
08 Nov 2018 / DK / Copenhagen / Loppen (sold out)
09 Nov 2018 / DE / Hamburg / Knust (sold out)
10 Nov 2018 / DE / Leipzig / UT Connewitz (sold out)
11 Nov 2018 / DE / Berlin / SO36 (sold out)
13 Nov 2018 / CZ / Prague / Futurum (sold out)
14 Nov 2018 / AT / Vienna / Flex Cafe
16 Nov 2018 / DE / Munich / Ampere (sold out)
17 Nov 2018 / CH / St Gallen / Palace
18 Nov 2018 / CH / Dudingen / Bad Bonn (sold out)
19 Nov 2018 / CH / Zurich / Mascotte
20 Nov 2018 / CH Lausanne / Les Docks
22 Nov 2018 / IT / Milan / Circolo Magnolia
23 Nov 2018 / FR / Lyon / Epicerie Moderne (sold out)
24 Nov 2018 / FR / Bordeaux / Rock School Barbey
26 Nov 2018 / PT / Porto / Hard Club
27 Nov 2018 / PT / Lisbon / Lisboa Ao Vivo
29 Nov 2018 / ES / Madrid / Sala El Sol
30 Nov 2018 / ES / Barcelona / Razzmatazz
03 Dec 2018 / FR / Paris / Le Bataclan

New Zealand & Australian Tour Dates 2019:
21 Jan 2019 / NZ / Auckland / Tuning Fork (sold out)
22 Jan 2019 / NZ / Wellington / Meow
24 Jan 2019 / AU / Melbourne / Corner Hotel (sold out)
25 Jan 2019 / AU / Melbourne / The Croxton Bandroom
26 Jan 2019 / AU / Brisbane / The Brightside
28 Jan 2019 / AU / Sydney / Oxford Art Factory (sold out)
29 Jan 2019 / AU / Sydney / The Lansdowne

UK & European Tour Dates 2019:
26 Mar 2019 / UK / Sheffield / The Leadmill-
27 Mar 2019 / UK / Cardiff / Tramshed-
28 Mar 2019 / UK / Norwich / The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA-
29 Mar 2019 / UK / Brighton / Brighton Dome Concert Hall-
01 Apr 2019 / UK / Belfast / Empire Music Hall-
02 Apr 2019 / IE / Dublin / Vicar Street-
03 Apr 2019 / UK / Manchester / Albert Hall-
04 Apr 2019 / UK / London / Electric Ballroom-
05 Apr 2019 / UK / London / Electric Ballroom+
08 Apr 2019 / FR / Reims / La Cartonnerie+
09 Apr 2019 / BE / Antwerp / TRIX+
10 Apr 2019 / NL / Utrecht / De Helling+
11 Apr 2019 / NL / Nijmegen / Doornroosje+
12 Apr 2019 / LU / Luxembourg / Rotondes+
13 Apr 2019 / DE / Schorndorf / Manufaktur+
15 Apr 2019 / DE / Cologne / Gloria Theatre+
16 Apr 2019 / DE / Bielefeld / Forum+
17 Apr 2019 / DE / Erlangen / E-Werk+
18 Apr 2019 / FR / Nancy / L'Autre Canal+
20 Apr 2019 / FR / Rouen / Le 106+
05 May 2019 / Raleigh, NC / Kings Barcade*
06 May 2019 / Richmond, VA / Strange Matter*
08 May 2019 / Albany, NY / The Hollow*
10 May 2019 / Brooklyn, NY / Brooklyn Steel*
11 May 2019 / Washington, DC / Rock & Roll Hotel*
12 May 2019 / Washington, DC / Rock & Roll Hotel*
14 May 2019 / Cleveland, OH / Beachland Ballroom*
16 May 2019 / Kansas City, MO / recordBar*
17 May 2019 / Dallas, TX / The Curtain Club*
18 May 2019 / Austin, TX / Barracuda*
20 May 2019 / Phoenix, AZ / Valley Bar*
21 May 2019 / San Diego, CA / Belly Up*
22 May 2019 / Los Angeles, CA / The Fonda*
25 May 2019 / San Francisco, CA / Great American Music Hall*
27 May 2019 / Portland, OR / Wonder Ballroom*
28  May 2019 / Seattle, WA / Neumo’s*
* (w /Fontaines D.C.)
+ (w/ Life)
- (w/ Crows)

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