Dublin's Fontaines D.C. continue their rapid upward trajectory having just been announced as BBC Radio 6 Music's Album of the Year for their critically acclaimed debut album, Dogrel (Partisan Records).
The win follows the band's shortlisting for the Mercury Prize 2019, their album being named Rough Trade's Album of the Year, charting at #9 in the official UK album chart, as well as a sold out US tour with labelmates IDLES, an electrifying performance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, a mind-blowing Glastonbury 2019 performance, yet another BBC 6 Music A listing for their fan-favourite single ‘Boys In The Better Land’; and the announcement of their now sold-out Brixton Academy headline show for Feb 2020.
The band have toured extensively over the last year selling out every date of their own EU and UK headline tours in December 2018, January 2019, April 2019, November 2019 as well as their forthcoming dates in December 2019 and January 2020. They also recently completed their first run of sold-out headline US shows (supported by Pottery) in September and are currently midway through their sold-out November UK arena tour (sold out 6 months in advance). Additionally the band have just sold-out their biggest Irish show to-date at Iveagh Gardens, Dublin.
Fontaines D.C. have also recently announced their first New Zealand and Australian live appearances as part of St Jerome's Laneway Festival 20, which will see them perform showcases across the country.