IDLES have announced much-anticipated new UK and Irish tour dates for May and June 2021. A band long revered for the power of their live shows, these new dates will include back-to-back shows at London’s O2 Academy Brixton, Sheffield Academy, Glasgow Barrowlands and Vicar Street in Dublin.
Dates are as follows:
Fri 7th May – Glasgow Barrowland Sat 8th May – Glasgow Barrowland Mon 10th May – Newcastle O2 City Hall Weds 12th May – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena Thurs 13th May – Birmingham O2 Academy Fri 14th May Sheffield O2 Academy Sun 16th May – Dublin Vicar Street Mon 17th May – Dublin Vicar Street Thurs 20th May – Manchester O2 Victoria Warehouse Fri 18th June – London O2 Academy Brixton Sat 19th June – London O2 Academy Brixton
Front man Joe Talbot elaborates on the song’s meaning: “I hated growing up in a city that was really a town that was really a fishbowl. I left as soon as I could, only to realise the fishbowl didn’t exist… just the fish, and they’re everywhere.”