Posted in music | tour dates on January 18, 2011

by Bill Pearis

Foals at MHoW (more by Leia Jospe)

I think anyone who saw Foals at one of their NYC shows last fall (especially the nutso one Music Hall of Williamsburg) could've predicted, as I did, that next time through town they'd be at Terminal 5. And lo, it's happening: Foals will play Terminal 5 on May 4. Tickets go on sale Friday (1/21) at noon.

What you might not have guessed is that this upcoming tour, which the Terminal 5 show is part of, Foals would be playing with those purveyors of winsome folk pop, Freelance Whales. What?! Sure, Foals -- who made my #1 album of 2010 -- have a more mainstream audience now, and there are probably people out there who really like both bands...but this is one of the odder tour pairings to come along in some time. Will Freelance Whales fans stick around for the stage-diving and crowd-surfing that comes with Foals shows these days? Will Foals fans behave during the Freelance Whales set? Is this the state of touring in 2011?

These and other questions will be answered in April when the tour starts. Also along for the ride for most of the North American dates are Australian dance-pop group The Naked and Famous.

The "Deluxe Version" of 2010's Total Life Forever which dropped in the tail end of last year features a whopping 44 tracks and 5 videos via iTunes UK (only) and not only includes the album tracks, but also demos, remixes, b-sides, and videos from the record. No word on when/if the Deluxe Version will hit our shores, but until then you can checkout the tracklisting and all dates below.

Foals - 2 Trees

Yannis Philipakkis on Never Mind the Buzzcocks (2008)

Foals - Spanish Sahara

Foals - Miami Live at Reading Festival 2010

Foals // Balloons

FOALS - Total Life Forever Deluxe Version Tracklisting
1 Blue Blood
2 Miami
3 Total Life Forever
4 Black Gold
5 Spanish Sahara
6 This Orient
7 Fugue
8 After Glow
9 Alabaster
10 2 Trees
11 What Remains
12 Bloo Blood
13 Bloo Blood 2
14 Tlf
15 Tlf 2
16 Tlf 3
17 Tlf 4
18 Tlf 5
19 Black Gold //
20 Black Gold 2
21 Spanish Sahara (Sonar)
22 ----
23 Alabastr
24 Two Trees
25 Two Trees 2
26 Remains
27 The Forked Road
28 Wear & Tear
29 Spanish Sahara (Mount Kimbie Remix)
30 Spanish Sahara (Topher Jones Remix)
31 Spanish Sahara (Deadboy Remix)
32 Spanish Sahara (Chad Valley Remix)
33 Spanish Sahara (John Dahlb├Ąck Remix)
34 Miami (MyMy Remix)
35 Miami (Sacha Funke Remix)
36 Miami (Tim Fuchs Remix) [feat. Flight Facilities]
37 Miami (Lissvik Remix)
38 This Orient (Starkey Remix)
39 This Orient (Astronomer Remix)
40 Total Life Forever (iTunes Festival)
41 Miami (iTunes Festival)
42 Alabaster (iTunes Festival)
43 Miami (Glastonbury Acoustic)
44 Spanish Sahara (6 Music Glastonbury Session)
45 Spanish Sahara
46 Miami
47 This Orient
48 Blue Blood
49 Total Life Forever (Making Of)

Foals/Freelance Whales - 2011 Tour Dates
April 10, 2011 Vancouver Commodore Ballroom
April 11, 2011 Seattle Showbox at the Market
April 12, 2011 Portland Wonder Ballroom
April 14, 2011 San Francisco Great American Music Hall
April 19, 2011 Houston Fitzgerald's
April 20, 2011 Dallas Granada Theater (w/Cut Copy, Holy Ghost, Naked & Famous)
April 21, 2011 Austin La Zona Rosa
April 22, 2011 Kansas City, MO The Beaumont
April 23, 2011 St Louis Firebird
April 26, 2011 Chicago Metro
April 27, 2011 Columbus Outland Live
April 29, 2011 Cleveland Beachland Ballroom
April 30, 2011 Toronto Phoenix Concert Theatre
May 01, 2011 Montreal Le National
May 02, 2011 Boston Paradise Rock Club
May 04, 2011 New York Terminal 5
May 05, 2011 Philadelphia TLA
May 06, 2011 DC 9:30 Club
May 07, 2011 Baltimore Ottobar
May 08, 2011 Providence The Met
May 11, 2011 Mexico City Viva Cuervo Salon (support TBD)



Comments (11)

this band destroys live, have to suck it up and hit T5 yet again

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2011 3:24 PM

Fuck Terminal 5

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2011 3:29 PM

Hopefully they got better live - were awful at Maxwell's in 2008.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2011 4:37 PM

Yeah that MHOW show was sick!

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2011 7:26 PM

Maxwells was 2005 yo!

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2011 8:41 PM

hope this show doesn't sell out - gonna be in a meeting around noon - keeping my fingers crossed - missed them last year and don't plan on doing that again this year

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2011 9:34 PM

I was at Bowery Ballroom for their recent tour. What an amazing show. Crowd was totally up for it. I'm thinking about going to Philly for this show, as I don't want to sully it with the stink that is T5.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2011 9:58 PM

MHOW was one of the best shows all year

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2011 8:14 AM

Dude... I'm taking the train to Philly.

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2011 8:17 AM

goddammit i hate that every major Bowery Presents show is gonna be at T5 now. fuck this place, wont be going even though the Bowery show was my favorite of 2010.

also, this wont sell out the day it goes on sale. will take a few days. ull be good if u buy after your meeting.

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2011 11:41 PM

meeting cancelled, tickets bought! i have my own spot at terminal 5 out of the way so i'm good - might not be a good spot for others but it works for me

Posted by Anonymous | January 21, 2011 1:41 PM

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