Foals Cancel North American Tour and Reveal New UK Dates

24th April 2020 | Category: Concerts

Foals were due to go out on a co-headlining North American tour with Local Natives this May and June, but they’ve now scrapped it due to COVID-19. 

The two bands have issued this collective statement about the canceled tour:

“Due to the uncertainties around COVID-19, our upcoming US and Canadian tour together has been canceled – tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase. 

We were going to release these remixes we did for each other when the tour kicked off.  We are heartbroken that we can’t be together this summer to play for you.”

As a thank-you to disappointed fans, the two bands have made remixes of one another’s songs and made them available as free downloads. Local Natives have remixed Foals’ “Neptune” and Foals have remixed Local Natives’ “Dark Days.”

Foals frontman Yannis Philippakis recently chatted with NME about his disappointment about postponing shows.

“This has just hammered home how much we need the shows to feel a sense of completion with the record. It’s like throwing a pebble into the lake and not seeing a ripple,” he said. 

“We wanted to reschedule rather than cancel so we’d feel like we completed something. We need to know that connection with the audience is coming, or it just adds to this weird solipsism that is the lockdown.”

The Oxford group has also announced their rescheduled UK tour dates for 2021. All original tickets will remain valid.

New dates are for Edinburgh, London, Blackpool and Birmingham have been confirmed, while dates in Cardiff and Manchester will be added soon.

Here’s what they said about the rescheduled shows:

“The upcoming UK tour has been rescheduled to April & May 2021. Hang on to yr tickets. News on the Cardiff & Manchester dates to follow ASAP. Thankyou for yr patience.
We can’t wait. Until then stay safe. Big big love x”

Before they go on their European tour, Foals will be hopefully be performing at BottleRock Festival, which is planned for May 22-24, 2020.

As of right now, BottleRock organizers are sticking to their statement that the event will take place as scheduled.

You can find more information about tickets for Foals future shows here.

Foals 2020 BottleRock Festival

Show date and time: May 22-24, 2020

Show location: Napa Valley Expo, Napa, CA

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