Fontaines D.C. land first UK #1 album with "Skinty Fia" + #1 in the Irish Official Albums Chart

Fontaines D.C. land first UK #1 album with “Skinty Fia” #1 on the Irish Official Albums Chart #2 Netherlands #3 Belgium #5 Germany #7 France

Fontaines D.C. | Credit: Weird Hours | High Res HERE

Today, Fontaines D.C. have landed their first number 1 album on the UK Official Albums Chart with their third record “Skinty Fia”. The win comes as the band also secure their first number 1 spot in the Irish Official Albums Chart. Across Europe the album also reaches the Top 5 in The Netherlands (#2), Belgium (#3) and Germany (#5), as well as winning a #7 debut in France.

Speaking on their UK chart-topping position, the band had the following to say: “We're touched by everyone's response to Skinty Fia, thank you to everyone who bought, streamed or downloaded it. Love FDC x”

“Skinty Fia” was released on 22nd April via Partisan Records and was met with widespread international acclaim and adoration from fans and media alike. Having returned from pandemic lockdown at the start of the year to play a sold-out show to 10,000 people at Alexandra Palace, the band were promptly named “Best Band In The World” at the 2022 BandLab NME Awards in March, before donning the covers of multiple international publications, scoring playlisting on BBC Radio 1, hosting a ten-part Artists In Residence series for BBC Radio 6 Music, and playing a Maida Vale session for Steve Lamacq. As the band continues their largely sold-out North American tour, they also returned to US national television earlier this week with an incendiary performance of the new album’s closing track “Nabokov” on Late Night With Seth Meyers. The performance can be viewed HERE.

Stream / purchase “Skinty Fia” HERE

With many of the band's forthcoming North American tour dates selling out or having venues upgraded, Fontaines D.C. are also set to play a short run of UK shows with record stores in May 2022 in support of the new album. These shows come ahead of an extensive run of festival appearances including the band’s return to Glastonbury Festival, a headline slot on the BBC Sounds stage at Latitude Festival, as well as a main stage appearance at Reading & Leeds, and a Future Sounds stage performance at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend. The band will also play an extensive UK / IE headline tour later this year in Nov / Dec 2022, with many further dates being added due to popular demand, including a third date at Eventim Apollo in London.

Full routing can be found below. Tickets are on sale HERE.

Fontaines D.C. on Tour:

APRIL 2022

Fri-Apr-29 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

Sat-Apr-30 Cleveland, OH @ The Beachland Ballroom

MAY 2022

Mon-May-2 Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre [SOLD OUT]

Tue-May-3 Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix

Thu-May-5 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick

Fri-May-6 Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre

Sat-May-7 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

Mon-May-9 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre [venue upgrade]

Tue-May-10 Salt Lake City, UT @ Soundwell

Thu-May-12 Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall

Fri-May-13 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre [SOLD OUT]

Sat-May-14 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo

Mon-May-16 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom

Wed-May-18 Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater [SOLD OUT]

Thurs-May-19 Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater [SOLD OUT]

Fri-May-27 Sheffield, United Kingdom @ Foundry

Sat-May-28 Coventry, United Kingdom @ BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend

Sun-May-29 Brighton, United Kingdom @ Chalk

Mon-May-30 Liverpool, United Kingdom @ Hanger 34

JUNE 2022

Fri-June-3 Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound

Mon-June-6 Lyon, France @ Le Transbordeur

Tue-June-7 Bologna, Italy @ Arena Puccini

Wed-June-8 Milan, Italy @ Un Altro Festival

Fri-June-10 Neuchâtel, Switzerland @ Festi’ Neuch

Sat-June-11 Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands @ Best Kept Secret Festival

Sun-June-12 Berlin, Germany @ Templehof Sounds

Mon-Jun-13 Warsaw, Poland @ Proxima

Wed-June-15 Athens, Greece @ Release Festival with Nick Cave

Fri-June-17 Scheeßel, Germany @ Hurricane Festival

Sat-June-18 Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany @ Southside Festival

Mon-June-20 Zagreb, Croatia @ InMusic Festival

June-24-26 Shepton Mallet, United Kingdom @ Glastonbury Music Festival

Wed-June-29 Roskilde, Denmark @ Roskilde Festival

Thur-June-30 Werchter, Belgium @ Rock Werchter

JULY 2022

Sat-Jul-2 Dublin, Ireland @ Iveagh Gardens [SOLD OUT]

Sun-Jul-3 Dublin, Ireland @ Iveagh Gardens [SOLD OUT]

Wed-Jul-6 Lisbon, Portugal @ NOS Alive Festival

Sat-Jul-8 Lytham St. Anne’s, United Kingdom @ Lytham festival

Sun-Jul-9 Glasgow, United Kingdom @ TRNSMT

Thur-Jul-14 Carhaix, France @ Les Vieilles Charrues

Fri-Jul-15 London, United Kingdom @ Finsbury Park with Sam Fender

Sun-Jul-17 Cologne, Germany @ Live Music Hall

Mon-Jul-18 Munich, Germany @ Neue Theaterfabrik

Wed-Jul-20 Berlin, Germany @ Astra Kulturhaus [SOLD OUT]

Thur-Jul-21 Hamburg, Germany @ Gruenspan [SOLD OUT]

Sun-Jul-24 Suffolk, United Kingdom @ Latitude Festival

Sun-Jul-31 Yuzawa, Japan @ Fuji Rock Festival


Thur-Aug-11 Oslo, Norway @ Oya Festival

Sat-Aug-13 Helsinki, Finland @ Flow Festival

Mon-Aug-15 Budapest, Hungary @ Sziget Festival

Tues-Aug-16 Padova, Italy @ Parco Della Musica

Fri-Aug 19 Guéret - Saint-Laurent Aerodrome, France @ Check In Party

Sat-Aug-20 Charleville-Mézières, France @ Le Cabaret Vert

Tue-Aug-23 Stuttgart, Germany @ Longhorn

Wed-Aug-24 Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schlachthof

Thur-Aug-25 Paris, France @ Rock En Seine

Sat-Aug-27 Reading, United Kingdom @ Reading Festival

Sun-Aug-28 Leeds, United Kingdom @ Leeds Festival


Fri-Sept-2 Stradbally, Ireland @ Electric Picnic

Sat-Sep-17 Los Angeles, CA @ Primavera Sound


Mon-Nov-7 Hull, United Kingdom @ Bonus Arena

Tue-Nov-8 Leeds, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy

Tue-Nov-9 Leeds, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy [new date added]

Fri-Nov-11 Manchester, United Kingdom @ O2 Victoria Warehouse

Sat-Nov-12 Manchester, United Kingdom @ O2 Victoria Warehouse [date added]

Tue-Nov-15 Stockton, United Kingdom @ Globe

Thur-Nov-17 Glasgow, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy

Fri-Nov-18 Glasgow, United Kingdom @ O2 Acadmy [date added]

Sat-Nov-19 Swansea, United Kingdom @ Swansea Arena

Mon-Nov-21 Birmingham, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy

Thur-Nov-24 London, United Kingdom @ Eventim Apollo

Fri-Nov-25 London, United Kingdom @ Eventim Apollo [date added]

Sat-Nov-26 London, United Kingdom @ Eventim Apollo [date added]

Mon-Nov-28 Edinburgh, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy

Wed-Nov-30 Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar Street [SOLD OUT]


Thurs-Dec-1 Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar Street [SOLD OUT]

Fri-Dec-2 Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar Street [SOLD OUT]

Sat-Dec-3 Galway, Ireland @ Leisureland [SOLD OUT]

Mon-Dec-5 Limerick, Ireland @ Live At The Big Top

Tue-Dec-6 Derry, United Kingdom @ Millennium Forum

Wed-Dec-7 Belfast, United Kingdom @ Ulster Hall

Thur-Dec-8 Belfast, United Kingdom @ Ulster Hall [date added]


Wed-Feb-1 Sydney, Australia @ Roundhouse

Thur-Feb-2 Brisbane, Australia @The Triffid

Tue-Feb-7 Melbourne, Australia @ Corner Hotel

Wed-Feb-8 Melbourne, Australia @ The Forum

UK / IE tour poster | High Res HERE

Fontaines D.C. are:

Carlos O’Connell (guitar), Conor Curley (guitar), Conor Deegan III (bass guitar), Grian Chatten (vocals) and Tom Coll (drums).

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Selected praise for Fontaines D.C. and “Skinty Fia” so far:

“An instant classic of an album” - The Times (5/5)

“This is Fontaines D.C.’s best album yet.” – Rolling Stone UK (5/5)

“endlessly captivating” - NME (5/5)

“They’ve made their best album yet” – Dork (5/5)

“the band’s ability to spin a tongue-in-cheek turn of phrase into an anthemic chant-along is as strong as it’s ever been” – Upset (5/5)

“Very few rock bands are doing hooks as well as they are right now” – DIY (5/5)

“they’re not only here to stay, but here to dominate” - The Line Of Best Fit (10/10)

“Fontaines seem just to get better” - The i Paper (5/5 - Album Of The Week)

"the crowning point of a career that is, excitingly, still in its infancy." - Music OMH (5/5)

“Skinty Fia is the real deal” - The Arts Desk (5/5)

“It’s a fantastic album” – Uncut (9/10)

"the band’s best offering yet." - Gigwise (9/10)

"an emotional and transformational force." - Loud & Quiet (9/10)

"It’s the masterpiece they’ve been working towards from the start" - Louder Than War (9/10 - Album Of The Week)

“a creatively fearless band with boundless potential” - Guitar (9/10)

“Instant-classic” - The Observer (Artist of the Week)

"The real triumph of Skinty Fia is that Fontaines D.C.’s most musically adventurous and demanding album to date is also its most open-hearted" - Pitchfork (8.0)

“Fontaines D.C. sound full of new life” – MOJO (4/5)

“It’s clear just how acute this band’s understanding of the balance between art and heart has become” – MOJO (4/5)

“compelling” -The Guardian (4/5 - Album Of The Week)

“the new kings of rock” - The Telegraph

Album Of The Week - Sunday Times Culture (4/5)

“their most melodic, immersive, powerful songs yet” – Sunday Times Culture

“a band which has already matured into one of the very best.” - London Evening Standard (4/5)

“Fontaines DC are one of the most thought-provoking and charismatic guitar bands around today” - Financial Times (4/5)

“Skinty Fia is another triumph for this era’s most vital group.” – Record Collector (4/5 – New Album Of The Month)

“the record confidently stretches the band’s sound to fill a stadium stage, without sacrificing their compelling friction between surly grit and romantic yearning” - The Independent (4/5)

“The Irish rockers create beauty with the bleakest themes” - Daily Star (4/5)

“Powerful and probing” - CLASH (8/10)

“Skinty Fia reaches new levels of lyrical and musical evolution.” - CRACK

“one of the most thrilling guitar bands to emerge this century” – Mr. Porter