Fontaines D.C. Share Final Single off Skinty Fia

Fontaines D.C. have Shared a video for their last single, prior to the release Skinty Fia, "Roman Holiday" is now available via Partisan
Fontaines D.C. share video for "Roman Holiday"

Ahead of the release of their new album album Skinty Fia, out April 22, 2022 via Partisan Records. Fontaines D.C. have shared a video for the single “Roman Holiday.” The track sees frontman Grian Chatten reflect on his experiences of moving to London and embracing the city as an Irish person in the local diaspora. The single sees the band delving further into the album’s poignant themes surrounding identity and belonging, with the lyrics celebrating the camaraderie found in the community of Irish people and friends that the band have found for themselves.

Speaking on the single, Chatten says, “Roman Holiday makes me think of the wide streets of north London in the Summer and the urge to discover them at night time. The thrill of being a gang of Irish people in London with a bit of a secret language and my first flat with my girlfriend.”

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 Irish giant deer is an extinct species and the band’s thoughts on Irish identity are central to Skinty Fia. While Dogrel was littered with snapshots of the Dublin characters – like the cabbie in “Boys In The Better Land” – and A Hero’s Death documented the dislocation and disconnection the band felt as they travelled the globe on tour, on Skinty Fia Fontaines D.C. are addressing their Irishness from afar as they recreate new lives for themselves elsewhere. For a band whose hometown courses through their veins – “D.C.” stands for “Dublin City” – the album finds them trying to resolve the need to broaden their horizons with the affection they still feel for the land and people they’ve left behind.

The band’s first US tour run since 2019, many of the dates have been sold out or upgraded (get tickets HERE). These shows come ahead of an extensive run of festival appearances including the band’s return to Glastonbury Festival, a headline slot on the BBC Sounds stage at Latitude Festival, as well a main stage appearance at Reading & Leeds Festivals, a Future Sounds stage performance at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend and a return to Los Angeles in September for Primavera Sound.The band will also play an extensive UK / IE headline tour later this year in Nov / Dec 2022, with many further dates being added due to popular demand, including a third date at Eventim Apollo in London.

APRIL 2022

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 [SOLD OUT]

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 @ Magic Stick

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-29 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