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Get a load of Foals on their new North American tour dates

on July 12, 2010, 3:40pm

In the context of the rest of their 2010 touring itinerary, Foals’ newly-announced 17-date tour across North America is a cakewalk. In fact, comparing it to the exhausting trot across the globe that the Brighton, UK five-piece have already gotten themselves into is akin to comparing a broke hipster’s Nike Dunks collection to Emelda Marco’s shoe museum. Still, the fact that the hectic schedule hasn’t stopped these mild-mannered Oxford grads from trying their hand at a little Twitter-bickering with the Lost Prophets proves that they also seem to be hell bent on proving themselves to be veritable touring iron men.

They’re currently making the rounds on the European festival and have sold out all but one date on their weeklong detour through Australia and Japan. The Brighton five-piece then plays seven more mainland Euro-dates before skipping the river to play Ireland’s Electric Picnic Festival alongside the likes of Beach House, Hot Chip, and LCD Soundsystem.

Afterwards, they’ll hop a flight across the pond to play venues like Chicago’s Lincoln Hall and the Bowery Ballroom in New York City as they power their way across a route that takes them through Canadian and U.S. cities stretching from coast to coast. While the U.S. tour largely neglects Florida, the journey does trace a box around America before taking the boys up the west coast from San Diego to Portland before finally sending them back home to close out the year with a string of dates across the United Kingdom, France, and Holland.

The dates and opening acts haven’t been officially announced on most of the new venues’ websites, but fellow Englishmen, Esben and the Witch, are scheduled to open for the Brighton five-piece at Detroit’s Magic Stick.

Check out this video for a song titled after a city they won’t be playing this fall, then score tickets for select dates starting Friday, July 16th on Ticketmaster.com or on Foals’ website.

Image via IndieLandMag

Foals – “Miami”

Foals 2010 Tour Dates:
07/15 – Tonsberg, NO @ Slottsfjell Festival
07/16 – Near Dassau, DE @ Melt Festival
07/18 – Valencia, ES @ Benicasim Festival
07/21 – Nyon, CH @ Paleo Festival
07/24 – Adelaide, AU @ The Gov
07/26 – Melbourne, AU @ Hi-Fi (Sold Out)
07/27 – Melbourne, AU @ Hi-Fi (Sold Out)
07/28 – Sydney, AU @ Manning Bar (Sold Out)
07/30 – Queensland, AU @ Splendour In The Grass Festival
08/01 – Naeba Ski Resort, JP @ Fuji Rock Festival
08/13 – Cannes, FR @ Pantiero Festival
08/14 – St. Malo, FR @ La Route du Rock
08/20 – Kiewit, BE @ Pukkelpop Festival
08/21 – Biddinghuizen, NL @ Lowlands Festival
08/27 – St. Cloud, FR @ Rock en Seine
08/28 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
08/29 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
09/03 – Stradbally, IE @ Electric Picnic Festival
09/23 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
09/24 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
09/25 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
09/27 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
09/28 – Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa
09/29 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
10/01 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
10/02 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/03 – Washington, D.C., @ Black Cat
10/05 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
10/08 – Houston, TX @ Walters
10/09 – Austin, TX @ Stubbs
10/10 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
10/12 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
10/14 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
10/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
10/21 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
10/29 – Leeds, UK @ O2 Academy
10/31 – Edinburgh, UK @ HMV Picture House
11/02 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy
11/03 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy
11/04 – Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy
11/06 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
11/07 – Southampton, UK @ Guildhall
11/08 – Brighton, UK @ Brighton Dome
11/10 – Norwich, UK @ UEA
11/11 – Lincoln, UK @ Engine Shed
11/12 – London, UK @ Brixton O2 Academy
11/16 – Lille, FR @ Splendid
11/17 – Nantes, FR @ Olympic
11/19 – Clermont, FR @ Cooperative De Mai
11/20 – Bordeax, FR @ Theatre Barbey
11/21 – Toulouse, FR @ Bikini
11/23 – Lyon, FR @ Ninkasi Kao
11/24 – Strasboug, FR @ La Laiterie
11/29 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
12/03 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
12/10 – Somerset, UK @ The Bowlie Weekender 2

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