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THIS GIG HAS BEEN
MOVED TO THE BUTTON FACTORY
ORIGINAL TICKETS STILL VALID
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Aiken Promotions presents
_ Main Venue _
IDLES CONFIRM NEW LP – ‘JOY AS AN ACT OF RESISTANCE.’ – OUT AUG 31 VIA PARTISAN RECORDS;
1ST EVER WORLD TOUR THIS FALL
PRO-IMMIGRATION ANTHEM “DANNY NEDELKO” AVAILABLE NOW:
Following their remarkable performance at yesterday’s outdoor show at Energia Park, they have announced their return to Dublin, playing Whelans 22nd October. Tickets €16.50 inclusive of booking fee, go on sale Thursday, 21st June at 9am.
Bristol, UK 5-piece IDLES (aka “the UK’s best punk band” – The Guardian) have confirmed details for their anticipated sophomore LP – ‘Joy as an Act of Resistance.’ will be out August 31st via Partisan Records. have also shared the album’s first single, an arena-ready pro-immigration anthem entitled “Danny Nedelko,” which takes its name from one of the band’s close friends (and Ukrainian immigrant). The song is accompanied by a self-directed video that features Danny himself, listen/watch here: http://idles.lnk.to/danny
Produced by Space and mixed by Adam Greenspan & Nick Launay (Arcade Fire, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kate Bush), ‘Joy as an Act of Resistance.’ takes aim at everything from toxic masculinity, nationalism, immigration, and class inequality – all while maintaining a visceral, infectious positivity. Singer Joe Talbot summarizes: “This album is an attempt to be vulnerable to our audience and to encourage vulnerability; a brave naked smile in this shitty new world. We have stripped back the songs and lyrics to our bare flesh to allow each other to breathe, to celebrate our differences, and act as an ode to communities and the individuals that forge them. Because without our community, we’d be nothing.”
Read Joe’s full statement on the album’s inspiration and origins here.
Last week IDLES unleashed blistering 2-part album opener, “Colossus,” along with a music video that features cameos from Stone Cold Steve Austin, Fred Astaire, Evel Knievel, Jesus Christ + more. Listen/watch here: https://IDLES.lnk.to/colossus
IDLES self-released their debut album – ‘Brutalism’ – last year. That record carried the band to #1 on Spotify’s Viral Chart, they opened for Foo Fighters at the O2, and landed on Loud & Quiet, CRACK, NME and BBC 6 Music’s albums of the year list. They’ve performed at Primavera, Latitude, Reading, and Leeds festivals, and were one of the biggest success stories to come out of SXSW this March (“A rare rock record with the rage, urgency, wit and shattering of complacency usually found only in grime” -Uncut).
TICKETS – MOVED TO THE BUTTON FACTORY
ON SALE THUR 21st JUN, 10am: €16.50 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm M-F) – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or credit card bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.
Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Silent Disco, now every Mon, Tue & Wed from 11pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.