“On an unseasonably warm night in March, 2013, within the august, hallowed walls of the Royal Albert Hall in London, something extraordinary happened. Five musicians took to the stage, launched into a song called Inhaler, and blew the roof off. For the 5,000-plus people who were lucky enough to be present that evening, the experience was more like a mass epiphany at a revivalist meeting than a gig. Foals whipped up a frenzy and sent it hurtling towards the audience, who gave it a shake and sent it hurtling right back. Two hours later, we staggered, reeling, out into the night. This was more than music. This was alchemy.”
This was the beginning of the band that would go on to be presented “The Best Band in the World” by the 2015 Q Awards and who’s album would be called “A Welcome Savior” by Rolling Stone.
Fun Fact: Lead singer, Yannis Philippakis handed me his guitar to hold while he crawled on top of the crowd at Bonnaroo 2013. I was then drug into the crowd from the pit with the exchange. It was and is a big Bonnaroo highlight for me.
Foals is bringing the live show to the Ryman in Nashville on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 with Silversun Pickups and will surely blow the doors off the Mother Church. Tickets are available now and selling fast.
Check out the videos below for a taste of what is to come.