Last month, Fontaines D.C. released a second track from their highly anticipated new album Skinty Fia – to be released on April 22nd on Partisan Records. I Love You,” was met with international acclaim and joined the first single, “Jackie Down The Line,” in building widespread excitement for the band’s third album. Today, the beloved Irish band – who just took home the trophy for “Best Band In The World” at the 2022 BandLab NME Awards – released the album’s titular track “Skinty Fia,” accompanied by a music video.

Stream / Download “Skinty Fia” HERE and watch the video below.

Skinty Fia is an Irish phrase which translates to English as “the damnation of the deer” and the album’s cover art features a deer, plucked from its natural habitat and deposited in the hallway of a home, illuminated by an artificial red glow. The phrase, which is used to display disappointment or annoyance, resonated with frontman Grian Chatten as the correct expression of his feelings towards the “mutation” of Irish culture abroad. The song explores the idea through the lens of a relationship doomed by paranoia, alcohol and drugs. The accompanying music video, directed by Hugh Mulhern, captures the tension in the song, as Grian maneuvers his way through a bustling party crowd, seemingly unnoticed, in what turns out to be a disorientating, surrealist dreamscape. “Skinty Fia” operates as the album’s anchor, setting the tone for the rest of the record, as the band explores new musical terrain while lyrically they grapple with a need to broaden their horizons following a recent relocation to London.

There are echoes of Dogrel’s rumbustious rock ’n’ roll, and the bleaker atmospheres of A Hero’s Death, but Skinty Fiathe third in the triumvirate, is much more expansive and cinematic. Fontaines D.C. are a band in a state of constant evolution and this time the result is an album of shifting moods, startling insight, maturity, and considerable emotional wallop.

With many of the band’s upcoming North American tour dates selling out or having venues upgraded, a fresh run of UK / IE dates has now been announced for Nov / Dec 2022. Full routing can be found below. Tickets are available HERE

Pre-order “Skinty Fia” HERE

Fontaines D.C. on Tour:

*denotes newly added date

MARCH 2022

Sun-Mar-20 Madrid, Spain @ La Riviera
Mon-Mar-21 Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz 3
Wed-Mar-23 Milan, Italy @ Magazzini Generali [SOLD OUT]
Thu-Mar-24 Zürich, Switzerland @ Dynamo [SOLD OUT]
Fri-Mar-25 Dudingen, Switzerland @ Bad Bonn [SOLD OUT]
Sun-Mar-27 Prague, Czech Republic @ Roxy
Mon-Mar-28 Brno, Czech Republic @ Fleda
Wed-Mar-30 Malmo, Sweden @ Plan B
Thu-Mar-31 Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser [SOLD OUT]

APRIL 2022

Fri-Apr-1 Oslo, Norway @ Vulkan Arena
Sat-Apr-2 Denmark, Copenhagen @ VEGA [SOLD OUT]
Mon-Apr-4 Nikmegen, Netherlands @ Doornroosje [SOLD OUT]
Tue-Apr-5 Maastricht, Netherlands @ Muziekgieterij [SOLD OUT]
Wed-Apr-6 Utrecht, Netherlands @ Tivoli Vredenburg [SOLD OUT]
Fri-Apr-8 Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix [SOLD OUT]
Sat-Apr-9 Luxembourg, Luxembourg @ Den Atelier
Sun-Apr-10 Lille, France @ L’Aéronef [SOLD OUT]
Mon-Apr-11 Paris, France @ Olympia [SOLD OUT]
Thu-Apr-21 Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club [SOLD OUT]
Fri-Apr-22 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts [SOLD OUT]
Sat-Apr-23 Asbury Park, NJ @ Wonder Bar [SOLD OUT]
Mon-Apr-25 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
Tues-Apr-26 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel [SOLD OUT]
Wed-Apr-27 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
Fri-Apr-29 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall [SOLD OUT]
Sat-Apr-30 Cleveland, OH @ The Beachland Ballroom

MAY 2022

Mon-May-2 Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
Tue-May-3 Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix
Thu-May-5 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
Fri-May-6 Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre
Sat-May-7 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Mon-May-9 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre [venue upgrade]
Tue-May-10 Salt Lake City, UT @ Soundwell
Thu-May-12 Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
Fri-May-13 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre [SOLD OUT]
Sat-May-14 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
Mon-May-16 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
Wed-May-18 Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater [SOLD OUT]
Thurs-May-19 Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater [SOLD OUT]

JUNE 2022

Fri-June-3 Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound
Mon-June-6 Lyon, France @ Le Transbordeur
Tue-June-7 Bologna, Italy @ Arena Puccini
Wed-June-8 Milan, Italy @ Un Altro Festival
Fri-June-10 Neuchâtel, Switzerland @ Festi’ Neuch
Sat-June-11 Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands @ Best Kept Secret Festival
Sun-June-12 Berlin, Germany @ Templehof Sounds
Mon-Jun-13 Warsaw, Poland @ Proxima
Wed-June-15 Athens, Greece @ Release Festival with Nick Cave
Fri-June-17 Scheeßel, Germany @ Hurricane Festival
Sat-June-18 Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany @ Southside Festival
Mon-June-20 Zagreb, Croatia @ InMusic Festival
Sun-June-24-26 Shepton Mallet, UK @ Glastonbury Music Festival
Wed-June-2929 Roskilde, Denmark @ Roskilde Festival
Thur-June-30 Werchter, Belgium @ Rock Werchter

JULY 2022

Sat-Jul-2 Dublin, Ireland @ Iveagh Gardens [SOLD OUT]
Sun-Jul-3 Dublin, Ireland @ Iveagh Gardens [SOLD OUT]
Wed-Jul-6 Lisbon, Portugal @ NOS Alive Festival
Sat-Jul-8 Lytham St. Anne’s, United Kingdom @ Lytham festival
Sun-Jul-9 Glasgow, United Kingdom @ TRNSMT
Thur-Jul-14 Carhaix, France @ Les Vieilles Charrues
Fri-Jul-15 London, United Kingdom @ Finsbury Park with Sam Fender
Sun-Jul-17 Cologne, Germany @ Live Music Hall
Mon-Jul-18 Munich, Germany @ Neue Theaterfabrik
Wed-Jul-20 Berlin, Germany @ Astra Kulturhaus [SOLD OUT]
Thur-Jul-21 Hamburg, Germany @ Gruenspan [SOLD OUT]
Sun-Jul-24 Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schlachthof

AUGUST 2022

Thur-Aug-11 Oslo, Norway @ Oya Festival
Sat-Aug-13 Helsinki, Finland @ Flow Festival
Mon-Aug-15 Budapest, Hungary @ Sziget Festival
Tues-Aug-16 Padova, Italy @ Parco Della Musica
Fri-Aug 19 Guéret – Saint-Laurent Aerodrome, France @ Check In Party
Sat-Aug-20 Charleville-Mézières, France @ Le Cabaret Vert
Tue-Aug-23 Stuttgart, Germany @ Longhorn
Thur-Aug-25 Paris, France @ Rock En Seine
Sat-Aug-27 Reading, United Kingdom @ Reading Festival
Sun-Aug-28 Leeds, United Kingdom @ Leeds Festival

SEPTEMBER 2022

Sat-Sep-16 Los Angeles, CA @ Primavera Sound

NOVEMBER 2022*

Mon-Nov-7 Hull, United Kingdom @ Bonus Arena*
Tue-Nov-8 Leeds, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy*
Fri-Nov-11 Manchester, United Kingdom @ O2 Victoria Warehouse*
Tue-Nov-15 Stockton, United Kingdom @ Globe*
Thur-Nov-17 Glasgow, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy*
Sat-Nov-19 Swansea, United Kingdom @ Swansea Arena*
Mon-Nov-21 Birmingham, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy*
Thur-Nov-24 London, United Kingdom @ Eventim Apollo*

Mon-Nov-28 Edinburgh, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy*
Wed-Nov-30 Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar Street*
Sat-Dec-3 Galway, Ireland @ Leisureland*
Mon-Dec-5 Limerick, Ireland @ Live At The Big Top*
Tue-Dec-6 Derry, United Kingdom @ Millennium Forum*
Wed-Dec-7 Belfast, United Kingdom @ Ulster Hall*

FEBRUARY 2023

Wed-Feb-1 Sydney, Australia @ Roundhouse
Thur-Feb-2 Brisbane, Australia @The Triffid
Tue-Feb-7 Melbourne, Australia @ Corner Hotel
Wed-Feb-8 Melbourne, Australia @ The Forum