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Fontaines D.C. Rattle ‘Fallon’ With ‘Boys in the Better Land’

Irish punk band also played “Liberty Belle” on ‘Fallon’

Irish post-punks Fontaines D.C. lit up The Tonight Show on Wednesday with two rousing performances: “Boys in the Better Land” and “Liberty Belle.”

The former opened with frontman Grian Chatten shaking a tambourine as he barked surreal lyrics over churning major-key guitar chords. “If you’re a rock star, a porn star, a superstar — doesn’t matter what you are,” he sang. “Get yourself a good car and get outta here.”

For the latter, Chatten observed a widespread “ready-steady violence” over a melodic bassline, doubled electric guitars and a furious tom-snare pattern. “You know I love that violence that you get around here,” he snarled.

“Boys in the Better Land” and “Liberty Belle” both appear on Fontaines D.C.’s debut LP, the April-issued Dogrel. The quintet is currently promoting the album on a North American tour that continues Friday, May 3rd in Atlanta, Georgia and runs through the month; they have additional dates — including more U.S. shows — scheduled throughout the year.

Fontaines D.C. U.S. Tour Dates

May 3 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
May 5 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings Barcade
May 6 – Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
May 7 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
May 8 – Albany, NY @ The Hollow
May 10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
May 11 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
May 12 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
May 14 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
May 16 – Kansas City, MO @ recordBar
May 17 – Dallas, TX @ The Curtain Club
May 18 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda
May 20 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
May 21 – San Diego, CA @ Belly Up
May 22 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda
May 24 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
May 25 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
May 27 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
May 28 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
September 6 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg
September 7 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
September 8 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
September 11 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
September 12 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
September 13 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
September 14 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
September 15 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
September 17 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
September 20 – Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret
September 21 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
September 24 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
September 26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
September 27 – Dana Point, CA @ Ohana Festival

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