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 are on sale now,available at www.idlesband.com, 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 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. 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”.
IDLES 2019 Tour
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-