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Foals play three nights at Brooklyn Steel to kick off a massive U.S. and European tour

There are few musical moments happening today that are better than seeing Yannis Philippakis, the frontman of Foals, belt out “Inhaler” to a sweaty crowd. New Yorkers got to see it three times last week, as the Oxford natives played a trio of shows at Brooklyn Steel.

Joined by Omni and Preoccupations (FKA Viet Cong), Foals is technically touring in support of Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part I (and Part II set to be released later this year), but the setlists of the three shows suggest this was more a highlights tour. There were a few new songs, like “White Onions” and “Syrups”, but it also gave the band a chance to show off what they’re best known for.

Anyone who has seen Foals knows about the extended version of “Two Steps Twice” that often features crowd-surfing, stage diving, or some combination of the two. There’s also songs like “You Don’t Have My Number” and the aforementioned “Inhaler” that sound good in almost any setting. There were some minor setlist changes the three nights, but the sets mostly remained similar because Foals has truly mastered how to put on a rock show with just enough rhythm to dance to.

The setlist for the first night, where these photos were taken, is below. The band is also on a massive United States and European tour, where they’ll also be joined by Bear Hands and Kiev for a few shows. They have a few dates supporting Interpol, too.

Setlist – April 13 at Brooklyn Steel
Exits
Mountain at My Gates
In Degrees
Balloons
On the Luna
Olympic Airways
My Number
Black Gold
Spanish Sahara
Syrups
Providence
Sunday
Red Socks Pugie
A Knife in the Ocean
White Onions
Inhaler

Encore:
What Went Down
Two Steps, Twice

FOALS TOUR DATES
http://www.foals.co.uk/tour
April 18 /// Washington, D.C. /// 9:30 Club^
April 19 /// Boston, MA /// House of Blues^
April 20 /// Philadelphia, PA /// The Fillmore^
April 22 /// Toronto, ON /// Rebel^
April 23 /// Columbus, OH /// Newport Music Hall
April 24 /// St. Louis, MO /// The Pageant^
April 26 /// Detroit, MI /// Saint Andrews Hall^
April 27 /// Chicago, IL /// Riviera Theatre^
April 28 /// Milwaukee, WI /// The Rave^
April 30 /// Minneapolis, MN /// First Avenue^
May 2 /// Kansas City, MO /// Midland Theatre+
May 5 /// Atlanta, GA /// Shaky Knees Festival 2019#
May 12 /// Brussels, Belgium /// Ancienne Belgique SOLD OUT
May 13 /// Paris, France /// Bataclan SOLD OUT
May 15 /// Lausanne, Switzerland /// Les Docks SOLD OUT
May 16 /// Milan, Italy /// Fabrique
May 17 /// Luxembourg, Luxembourg /// Den Atelier SOLD OUT
May 19 /// Amsterdam, Netherlands /// Paradiso SOLD OUT
May 20 /// Berlin, Germany /// Huxleys SOLD OUT
May 24 /// Newcastle, United Kingdom /// This Is Tomorrow 2019#
June 5 /// Hamburg, Germany /// Grosse Freiheit SOLD OUT
June 6 /// Aaarhus, Denmark /// Northside Festival#
June 7 – June 9 /// Nürburg, Germany /// Rock Am Ring 2019#
June 7 – June 9 /// Nuremberg, Germany /// Rock im Park#
June 11 /// Manchester, United Kingdom /// O2 Victoria Warehouse SOLD OUT
June 12 /// Manchester, United Kingdom /// O2 Victoria Warehouse SOLD OUT
June 14 /// Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom /// Bedgebury Pinetum
June 15 /// Birmingham, United Kingdom /// Digbeth Arena SOLD OUT
June 16 /// Birmingham, United Kingdom /// Digbeth Arena SOLD OUT
June 18 /// Glasgow, United Kingdom /// SWG3 Galvanizers Yard SOLD OUT
June 20 /// Thetford, United Kingdom /// Thetford Forest
June 21 /// London, United Kingdom /// Alexandra Palace SOLD OUT
June 22 /// London, United Kingdom /// Alexandra Palace
June 24 – June 26 /// Zagreb, Croatia /// Inmusic Festival#
June 26 /// Bournemouth, United Kingdom /// International Centre
July 2 /// Dublin, Ireland /// Trinity College
July 5 /// Barcelona, Spain /// Festival Cruïlla 2019#
July 5- 7 /// Ewijk, Netherlands /// Down The Rabbit Hole#
July 25 – 28 /// Pikehall, Derbyshire, UK /// Y Not Festival #
July 26 – 28 /// Benidorm, Spain /// Low Festival 2019#
July 31 /// Freiburg, German /// Zelt – Musik- Festival #
August 1 – 3 /// Lustenau, Austria /// Szene Open Air#
August 7 – 11 /// Newquay, United Kingdom /// Boardmasters#
August 16 /// Osaka, Japan /// Summer Sonic#
August 17 /// Tokyo, Japan /// Summer Sonic#
August 22 – 24 /// Gueret, France /// Check In Party#
August 25 /// Paris, France /// Rock En Seine#
August 27 /// Kiev, Ukraine /// Art Platform
August 29 /// Moscow, Russia /// Adrenaline Stadium
August 30 /// St. Petersburg, Russia /// Morze

* with Bear Hands & Kiev
^ with Preoccupations & Omni
& with The Blue Stones, Preoccupations, The Cordial Sin
# Festival Date
+ Supporting Interpol

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Foals play three nights at Brooklyn Steel to kick off a massive U.S. and European tour

There are few musical moments happening today that are better than seeing Yannis Philippakis, the frontman of Foals, belt out “Inhaler” to a sweaty crowd. New Yorkers got to see it three times last week, as the Oxford natives played a trio of shows at Brooklyn Steel.

Joined by Omni and Preoccupations (FKA Viet Cong), Foals is technically touring in support of Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part I (and Part II set to be released later this year), but the setlists of the three shows suggest this was more a highlights tour. There were a few new songs, like “White Onions” and “Syrups”, but it also gave the band a chance to show off what they’re best known for.

Anyone who has seen Foals knows about the extended version of “Two Steps Twice” that often features crowd-surfing, stage diving, or some combination of the two. There’s also songs like “You Don’t Have My Number” and the aforementioned “Inhaler” that sound good in almost any setting. There were some minor setlist changes the three nights, but the sets mostly remained similar because Foals has truly mastered how to put on a rock show with just enough rhythm to dance to.

The setlist for the first night, where these photos were taken, is below. The band is also on a massive United States and European tour, where they’ll also be joined by Bear Hands and Kiev for a few shows. They have a few dates supporting Interpol, too.

Setlist – April 13 at Brooklyn Steel
Exits
Mountain at My Gates
In Degrees
Balloons
On the Luna
Olympic Airways
My Number
Black Gold
Spanish Sahara
Syrups
Providence
Sunday
Red Socks Pugie
A Knife in the Ocean
White Onions
Inhaler

Encore:
What Went Down
Two Steps, Twice

FOALS TOUR DATES
http://www.foals.co.uk/tour
April 18 /// Washington, D.C. /// 9:30 Club^
April 19 /// Boston, MA /// House of Blues^
April 20 /// Philadelphia, PA /// The Fillmore^
April 22 /// Toronto, ON /// Rebel^
April 23 /// Columbus, OH /// Newport Music Hall
April 24 /// St. Louis, MO /// The Pageant^
April 26 /// Detroit, MI /// Saint Andrews Hall^
April 27 /// Chicago, IL /// Riviera Theatre^
April 28 /// Milwaukee, WI /// The Rave^
April 30 /// Minneapolis, MN /// First Avenue^
May 2 /// Kansas City, MO /// Midland Theatre+
May 5 /// Atlanta, GA /// Shaky Knees Festival 2019#
May 12 /// Brussels, Belgium /// Ancienne Belgique SOLD OUT
May 13 /// Paris, France /// Bataclan SOLD OUT
May 15 /// Lausanne, Switzerland /// Les Docks SOLD OUT
May 16 /// Milan, Italy /// Fabrique
May 17 /// Luxembourg, Luxembourg /// Den Atelier SOLD OUT
May 19 /// Amsterdam, Netherlands /// Paradiso SOLD OUT
May 20 /// Berlin, Germany /// Huxleys SOLD OUT
May 24 /// Newcastle, United Kingdom /// This Is Tomorrow 2019#
June 5 /// Hamburg, Germany /// Grosse Freiheit SOLD OUT
June 6 /// Aaarhus, Denmark /// Northside Festival#
June 7 – June 9 /// Nürburg, Germany /// Rock Am Ring 2019#
June 7 – June 9 /// Nuremberg, Germany /// Rock im Park#
June 11 /// Manchester, United Kingdom /// O2 Victoria Warehouse SOLD OUT
June 12 /// Manchester, United Kingdom /// O2 Victoria Warehouse SOLD OUT
June 14 /// Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom /// Bedgebury Pinetum
June 15 /// Birmingham, United Kingdom /// Digbeth Arena SOLD OUT
June 16 /// Birmingham, United Kingdom /// Digbeth Arena SOLD OUT
June 18 /// Glasgow, United Kingdom /// SWG3 Galvanizers Yard SOLD OUT
June 20 /// Thetford, United Kingdom /// Thetford Forest
June 21 /// London, United Kingdom /// Alexandra Palace SOLD OUT
June 22 /// London, United Kingdom /// Alexandra Palace
June 24 – June 26 /// Zagreb, Croatia /// Inmusic Festival#
June 26 /// Bournemouth, United Kingdom /// International Centre
July 2 /// Dublin, Ireland /// Trinity College
July 5 /// Barcelona, Spain /// Festival Cruïlla 2019#
July 5- 7 /// Ewijk, Netherlands /// Down The Rabbit Hole#
July 25 – 28 /// Pikehall, Derbyshire, UK /// Y Not Festival #
July 26 – 28 /// Benidorm, Spain /// Low Festival 2019#
July 31 /// Freiburg, German /// Zelt – Musik- Festival #
August 1 – 3 /// Lustenau, Austria /// Szene Open Air#
August 7 – 11 /// Newquay, United Kingdom /// Boardmasters#
August 16 /// Osaka, Japan /// Summer Sonic#
August 17 /// Tokyo, Japan /// Summer Sonic#
August 22 – 24 /// Gueret, France /// Check In Party#
August 25 /// Paris, France /// Rock En Seine#
August 27 /// Kiev, Ukraine /// Art Platform
August 29 /// Moscow, Russia /// Adrenaline Stadium
August 30 /// St. Petersburg, Russia /// Morze

* with Bear Hands & Kiev
^ with Preoccupations & Omni
& with The Blue Stones, Preoccupations, The Cordial Sin
# Festival Date
+ Supporting Interpol

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