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FONTAINES D.C. PERFORM “A HERO’S DEATH”

ON ‘THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON’

 NOMINATED FOR BEST ROCK ALBUM GRAMMY (OUT NOW VIA PARTISAN)

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Last night Fontaines D.C. performed the title track from their acclaimed second album ‘A Hero’s Death’ on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Filmed in London at The Auld Shillelagh pub and directed by Samuel Taylor, watch HERE and feel free to post.

The appearance comes on the heels of a Best Rock Album nomination at the 2021 Grammy Awards, and follows the bands recent UK TV performances on Later… with Jools Holland and Soccer AM. ‘A Hero’s Death’ debuted at #2 on the UK charts (behind only Taylor Swift), behind some of the best reviews of any album released last year. Far from a re-hash of their swaggering 2019 debut (‘Dogrel’), ‘A Hero’s Death’ arrived battered and bruised – albeit beautiful, with songs that are patient, confident, and heady takes on the modern world and its great uncertainty. ‘A Hero’s Death’ was produced by Dan Carey (Black Midi, Bat For Lashes).

Watch the official music video for “A Hero’s Death,” which stars Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones, The Wire): https://youtu.be/jLNt8aMNbvY

Also check out this remix of “A Hero’s Death” from Soulwax, which was released last week: https://fontainesDC.lnk.to/ahdsoulwax

Buy/stream ‘A Hero’s Death’ here: https://fontainesdc.lnk.to/AHD

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

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

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