Foals are indie dance-rock perfection. The Oxford born and bred band are the UK's latest alt-rock export and will be on tour throughout 2011. Don't miss a date on the Foals concert schedule (2011); Use Eventful as your source for Foals tour dates and venue information.
Foals formed after the dissolution of two bands, The Edmund Fitzgerald and Face Meets Grill. They formed Foals in 2004 and began performing live in 2004. After several members finished university, they got serious in 2007 and began recording their debut album. The disc, Antidotes, was produced by Dave Sitek of TV On The Radio. The album was an instant success in the UK debuting at #3 on the UK Albums chart. The album featured several hit singles including "Cassius" and "Balloons", which propelled the album to Gold status in the UK. Following an extensive Foals tour, the band returned to the studio in 2009 to produce their follow-up album.
Their sophomore set, Total Life Forever, was recorded in Sweden and produced by Luke Smith of Clor fame. The album debuted at #8 on the UK albums chart, spurred by single "Spanish Sahara". For their effort, Foals was nominated for the 2010 Mercury Prize. The album also earned five nominations at the NME Awards in 2011, for which they took home the Best Track trophy for "Spanish Sahara". The single was featured in an episode of the hit TV show, Entourage, and the album was propelled to Gold status, matching the success of their debut. Foals are currently recording new material in Australia with selected tour dates scheduled internationally. Stay on top of Foals concert schedule (2011); Use Eventful for Foals tour dates and venue information.
Cage The Elephant:
Music lovers that haven't heard of Cage the Elephant have probably heard their hit single "Ain't No Rest for the Wicked" on the radio or TV. Those same lovers are probably also missing out on Cage the Elephant's amazing concert dates. This Kentucky band is a group up-and-coming stars who are bringing a much needed kick to mainstream music through their folksy yet rocking beats and frenzied tour dates. Their style is a unique blend of bluegrass, punk, and rock that has been garnering attention from both fans and critics. For those people who have heard and enjoyed "Ain't No Rest for the Wicked", there's good news in the form of tour dates for 2011.
Cage the Elephant was formed by brothers Matthew and Brad Schultz in 2006. Their sound was almost immediately a hit and gained the band a concert date at the 2007 Lollapalooza, immediately following Lady Gaga's breakout performance at the festival. It wasn't until they played at the South By Southwest Festival that Cage the Elephant were signed to UK record label Relentless Records, eventually relocating there. Their debut eponymous album was released in June of 2008 in the UK and almost a year later in the US to positive reviews. Shortly after, the single "Ain't No Rest for the Wicked" began to circulate as a hit single and the band began to play concert dates with a number of UK and US bands, including The Pigeon Detectives and Manchester Orchestra. Cage the Elephant returned to play a tour date at Lollapalooza in 2009 as well as playing the Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco and Bonnaroo in Tennessee.
Cage the Elephant's new album, Thank You Happy Birthday, was released in January of 2011 and has prompted the current 2011 tour dates with superstars The Black Keys. The two bands share a similar bluegrass sound, as well as the energy they both expend on stage. The concert dates will kick off in Cage the Elephant's home away from home of London on March 23, with tour dates in 2011 extending into July. Part of Cage the Elephant's meteoric rise to fame is due to their energetic tour dates, where the band's members visibly play like it's their last night on Earth. While Cage the Elephant won't be opening for The Black Keys on every tour date in 2011, the shows with The Black Keys are selling out fast, so buy tickets soon.