Foals' ascension to rock's premier league continues to soar with the news that they have been honoured as Best Act in the World at the Q Awards earlier this week, an honour previously bestowed to Coldplay, Muse, U2, and Radiohead. The day started with Foals leading the pack with three nominations (completed by Best Track and Best Video for 'What Went Down') alongside Florence + The Machine, Ed Sheeran and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. The title is the band's second Q Award after winning Best Live Act in 2013.
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Foals' current album What Went Down emerged to the best reviews of the band's career as it debuted at #3 and commanded a Top 20 chart position for four weeks in the UK. What Went Down is Foals' fourth album after Antidotes (2007), Total Life Forever (2010) and Holy Fire (2013).
By the close of the year, the band's critical reception had also continued to soar with a plethora of major honours including Best Live Act at the Q Awards, Best Single for 'Inhaler' at the NME Awards and Best Live Act at The Sun Bizarre Awards. As with 'Total Life Forever', 'Holy Fire' again earned the band a Mercury Prize nomination.
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Foals will arrive in the U.S. in late November for a run of headlining dates and radio holiday shows. See below for a complete list of dates and stay tuned for more to be announced.
Foals consists of Yannis Philippakis (vocals/guitar), Jimmy Smith (guitar/keys), Walter Gervers (bass), Jack Bevan (drums) and Edwin Congreave (keys).
Foals U.S. Live Dates
11/29 - 30 Days in LA @ The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA
12/5 - CD102.5 Holiday Show - Columbus, OH
12/6 - 101WKQX's The Night We Stole Christmas - Chicago, IL
12/8 - Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO
12/16 - Lincoln Theatre - Washington, DC
12/18 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY
12/19 - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA
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