23rd November 2020 | Tickets on sale now
Today, Dublin’s Fontaines D.C. have announced an interactive livestreamed event, available exclusively on MelodyVR. Returning to the scene of their biggest sold-out London headline show to date, the virtual gig will take place on 23rd November at 8.30pm GMT from the O2 Academy Brixton.
Fans around the globe will be able to experience the performance from the iconic London venue, and choose from multiple camera angles to make the show their own. They can look forward to a never-repeated night of impassioned literary punk, featuring tracks from the band’s critically acclaimed new album A Hero’s Death and their breakthrough debut Dogrel.
This ticketed event will be viewable through the MelodyVR app on smartphones and VR headsets, and will be available to watch across the UK, USA, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
Fontaines D.C. are frequently described as one of the best new bands of our time. Their new album, A Hero’s Death, has been one of the best-received records of 2020 so far, debuting at #2 in the UK charts (behind only Taylor Swift). Far from a re-hash of their swaggering 2019 debut Dogrel, A Hero’s Death arrives battered and bruised – albeit beautiful, with songs that are patient, confident, and heady takes on the modern world and its great uncertainty.
Fontaines D.C.: “Brixton was one of the last places we played to an audience and it was a really special show for us. It’s a weird thing to be playing a show to an empty room, regardless of the size or esteem of it. Maybe even more so because of that. Hopefully though with you there we can get back some kind of ghost of that feeling, even if it’s not quite the same.”
Tickets are on sale now via the band’s website HERE
Fontaines D.C. at O2 Academy Brixton is exclusively available to experience on MelodyVR. To be part of the live experience, download the MelodyVR app at on.melodyvr.com/app. After purchasing a ticket, a redemption code and simple instructions on joining the stream will be sent.
The livestream comes ahead of Fontaines D.C.’s much-anticipated 2021 UK tour – full dates below.
Notes to editors
About Fontaines D.C:
Fontaines D.C. recently shared a music video for “A Lucid Dream”, the thunderous and apocalyptic highlight from their newly released second LP ‘A Hero’s Death’ (Partisan). Watch here, and feel free to share: Fontaines D.C. – “A Lucid Dream” (dir. by Jordan Martin)
2021 UK headline tour dates:
1st May – Edinburgh Corn Exchange
3rd May – Nottingham Rock City
4th May – Bath Forum
6th May – Liverpool Mountford Hall
7th May – Manchester Academy – SOLD OUT
8th May – Manchester Academy – SOLD OUT
10th May – Leicester De Montfort Hall
11th May – Leeds O2 Academy – SOLD OUT
12th May – Newcastle O2 City Hall
14th May – Glasgow Barrowland – SOLD OUT
15th May – Glasgow Barrowland – SOLD OUT
17th May – Cambridge Corn Exchange
18th May – Sheffield O2 Academy – SOLD OUT
20th May – Birmingham O2 Academy
21st May – Cardiff Great Hall – SOLD OUT
22nd May – Bristol O2 Academy – SOLD OUT
24th May – Bournemouth O2 Academy
25th May – Southampton O2 Guildhall
27th May – London Alexandra Palace
Praise for ‘A Hero’s Death’:
“Exceptional” – The Guardian Album of The Week ?????
“A resounding victory” – Q ?????
“A maudlin and manic triumph” – Pitchfork 8.1
“One of the best new bands of our time” – The Times ????
“The most electric rock’n’roll band of the 2020s” – MOJO ????
8/10 – Uncut
excoriating anthems about flirting with self-destruction – NME ????
“Every bit as visceral as their debut” – Sunday Times Culture ????
“A tensile urgency all their own” – The Observer ????
“Difficult second album syndrome? Not a chance.” – Music OMH ?????
“Worth the hype all along.” – DIY 4.5/5
“A classic rock and roll album.” – Clash 9/10
“A powerful, brave and endlessly rewarding” – The Line of Best Fit 8.5/10
“Triumphant” – London Evening Standard ????
“This may well be a future classic” – The i Paper ????
“Compelling” – The Sun ????
“A suitably imaginative advance” – Daily Mirror ????
“among our most profound and important new bands” – Classic Rock 8/10
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