Fresh off performing a string of December radio shows, British quintet Foals have announced that they will return to the U.S. for a spring tour with Cage The Elephant that kicks off on May 2nd.
The Oxford band have made several visits to the U.S. over the past year, including a headlining tour last spring, as well as appearances at Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Outside Lands since the release of their third album Holy Fire. The Flood & Moulder-produced album has received effusive critical praise: "Foals have established themselves as one of the most exciting bands in the UK" said Q, which gave the album four stars. NME gave Holy Fire a rare 9/10 review, declaring "2013 is in safe hands," and VICE agreed, saying "they're back and they're f**king good." Foals and Holy Fire were nominated for the 2013 Mercury Prize and won the Q Award for Best Live Act. Holy Fire was voted "Album of the Year" by fans in NME's 2013 poll with their track My Number nabbing "Track of the Year."
In October, Foals released their first-ever DVD, entitled Live at the Royal Albert Hall, which was recorded during a sold-out show at the historic London venue on March 28, 2013.
Foals' upcoming tour dates are as follows:
05/02 Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheater
05/03 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
05/04 Boston, MA Orpheum
05/06 New York, NY Terminal 5
05/09 Atlanta, GA Shaky Knees Festival
05/10 Richmond, VA The National
05/13 Toronto, ON Kool Haus
05/14 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
05/15 Minneapolis, MN Myth
05/17 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
05/18 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
05/20 Oakland, CA Fox Theatre