Idles reveal ‘Danny Nedelko’ video, announce new album details and world tour dates

Idles Joy Danny Nedelko stream Partisan Records

One of the UK’s most vital bands, Idles have announced their return with pro-immigration anthem ‘Danny Nedelko’. The song will appear on their upcoming second album ‘Joy as an Act of Resistance.’ (out on 31 August via Partisan Records – pre-order here) and will be supported by the Bristolian five-piece’s first ever world tour.

Amidst fuzzy post-punk guitars and relentless, clattering drums, the song opens with Joe Talbot celebrating his nearest and dearest: ‘My blood brother is an immigrant, a beautiful immigrant. My blood brother’s Freddie Mercury, a Nigerian mother of three’ and then rallies against the unfair way people in the UK are treated just for having the audacity to be born in another county, even though essentially we’re all the same: ‘He’s made of bones, he’s made of flesh… He’s made of you, he’s made of me’.

As the song ups the tempo, Joe warns those in charge what happens if they keep spreading lies and treating people with disdain: ‘Fear leads to panic, panic leads to pain, pain leads to anger, anger leads to hate’. It’s a very timely song that encourages everyone to celebrate our differences and leaves us waiting for the new album with baited breath.

Idles will play the following tour dates:

11 Sept – Tokyo, JP – Daikanyama Unit
14 Sept – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
15 Sept – Fort Wayne, IN Middle Waves Music Festival
16 Sept – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
17 Sept – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
18 Sept – Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmont
20 Sept –  Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
22 Sept – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
24 Sept – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
25 Sept – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
27 Sept – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
28 Sept – Nashville, TN – The High Watt
29 Sept – St.  Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill Duck Room
01 Oct – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
04 Oct – Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw Theatre
05 Oct – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
06 Oct – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern
08 Oct – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
10 Oct – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
16 Oct –  Bristol, UK – SWX
18 Oct – London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town
19 Oct – Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
20 Oct – Glasgow, UK – O2 ABC
23 Oct – Newcastle, UK – Riverside
24 Oct – Leeds, UK – Leeds University Stylus
25 Oct – Nottingham, UK – Rock City
26 Oct – Birmingham, UK – Institute
27 Oct – Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
29 Oct – Oxford, UK –  O2 Academy
30 Oct – Lille, FR – L’Aeronef
01 Nov – Brussels, BE – Botanique
02 Nov – Leffinge, NL –  De Zwerver
03 Nov – Dusseldorf, DE – zakk
04 Nov – Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg
06 Nov – Groningen, NL – VERA
08 Nov – Copenhagen, DK – Loppen
09 Nov – Hamburg, DE – Knust
10 Nov – Leipzig, DE – UT Connewitz
11 Nov – Berlin, DE – SO36
13 Nov – Prague, CZ – Futurum
14 Nov –  Vienna, AT – Flex Cafe
16 Nov – Munich, DE – Ampere
17 Nov – St. Gallen, CH – Palace
18 Nov – Dudingen, CH – Bad Bonn
19 Nov – Zurich, CH – Mascotte
20 Nov – Lausanne, CH – Les Docks
22 Nov – Milan, IT – Circolo Magnolia
23 Nov – Lyon, FR – Epicerie Moderne
24 Nov – Bordeaux, FR – Rock School Barbey
26 Nov – Porto, PT – Hard Club
27 Nov – Lisbon, PT – Lisboa ao Vivo
29 Nov – Madrid, ES – Moby Dick
30 Nov – Barcelona, ES – Razzmatazz
01 Dec – Toulouse, FR – Connexion Live

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