UK punk band Idles are heading to the U.S. this Autumn after the success of their last album
In September last year, Idles released their third studio album Ultra Mono that peaked at number six on the U.S. Billboard Rock Charts. With five singles successfully backing up the release, the band decided it was time to take the tour to the American fans.
The band will split the supports into two legs, with New York band Gustaf opening for them on the first leg of the tour and Portlands, Lithics, take on opening duties through the second leg.
Ultra Mono follows the bands two previous LP’s Brutalism (2017) and Joy as an Act of Resistance (2018.) Their latest album is packed full of relevant social topics through songs like A Hymn, Model Village and Kill Them With Kindness.
Their music speaks out about modern sociopolitical climate, class struggle, mental health and toxic masculinity. It also covers the positive and negative aspects of the band’s newfound fame.
Idles have certainly not been idle, appearing on a song by The Streets called None of Us Are Getting Out of This Life Alive, covered The Beatles Helter Skelter and The Strokes’ ‘Reptilia’ live, as well as releasing a cover of Sharon Van Etten’s Peace Signs.
Not stopping there, they have appeared on a Gang of Four tribute compilation and are also playing Glastonbury’s Live at Worthy Farm Livestream festival in May.
The US tour will take the band to some iconic venues including Chicago’s Riviera Theatre, New York City’s Terminal 5, Austin’s Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre and Los Angeles’ Fonda Theatre.
Tickets available here via the Idles website.
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Everyone should have a soundtrack playing loudly in the background of their life. I was born moshing to my own beat and have never swayed from my love of music. Spreading my passion through the written word is my soul’s purpose. My punk heart beats loudly with the rhythm of my rock soul. I plan to continue to mosh like no one gives a shit.
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