Foals have announced a seven date UK headline tour for June 2019 opening with a Manchester gig at the O2 Victoria Warehouse.

The announcement comes as the band prepare to release two separate but related albums this year.

Sharing a title, themes and artwork, Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Parts 1 and 2 will be released on 8 March and in the autumn respectively.

Speaking about the two albums, frontman Yannis Philippakis explained, “They’re two halves of the same locket.  They can be listened to and appreciated individually, but fundamentally, they are companion pieces.”

The new albums’ journeys began as the ‘What Went Down’ era ended. Founding bassist Walter Gervers departed on amicable terms after playing the Festival Paredes de Coura in Portugal in August 2017. Foals felt that he couldn’t be replaced – a decision that ushered in a period of recalibration, reorganisation and, ultimately, rejuvenation.

After taking a little time out, Foals reconvened with Yannis on production duties, who, together with Edwin, also covered the bass parts. They began by writing in a rehearsal space before exporting those sketches into the recording phase at 123 Studios, Peckham, with the assistance of engineer Brett Shaw. They’d repeat the cycle between the two spaces, effectively creating an ongoing feedback loop as they sought to push every new idea to the finish line.

When do Foals headline at Victoria Warehouse, Manchester?

Foals open their UK tour with a Manchester gig at Victoria Warehouse on 11 June 2019.  The Manchester gig is one of seven dates the band is playing:
11 June   –   Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse
14 June   –   Tunbridge Wells, Bedgebury Pinetum
15 June   –   Birmingham, Digbeth Arena
18 June   –   Glasgow, SWG3 Galvanizers Yard
20 June   –   Thetford, Thetford Forest
21 June   –   London, Alexandra Palace
26 June   –   Bournemouth, International Centre

When do tickets go on sale for Foals at Victoria Warehouse Manchester?

Tickets for Foals’ UK tour go on sale at 9am on Friday 1 February.  A presale will be available for fans who preorder Part 1 from Foals’ website.