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Saturday 30 April 2022.

Friday 29 April 2022. FOALS live at Olympia. FOALS play massive four sold out shows at Olympia, Kensington. Fri 29 April ,Sat 30 April, Sun 01 May, Mon 02 May. All the 8000 all standing tickets have been sold for each show. Feb 2020 - they won Best Live Act at The NME Awards. Feb 2020 - they won British Group at The BRIT Awards. The indie-rockers will be previewing tracks from their seventh studio album "Life Is Yours". Support band for all four shows are SHAME. Shame are an English post-punk band originally from Brixton, South London. Their debut album "Songs of Praise " was released on 12 January 2018. This was followed by "Drunk Tank Pink " on 15 January 2021, which went into the UK Top 10. I went to many great Christmas shows at Olympia in the late 1970s. Including Status Quo, Thin Lizzy and a few by Rod Stewart. ---------- Sniffer dogs on the entrance for this gig, seemed a bit over the top for a Foals audience. SHAME on stage at 7.30pm for their 30 mins set. It is a cold venue, but the singer is still keen to take his shirt off. Some of his vocals are a bit shouty ,but it is a good overall show. The bass guitarist liked manically darting across the stage. FOALS on stage at 8.45pm for their 1 hour 40 mins set. A nice stage production with big screens mixing live footage and superb pre-recorded images. Foals don't really have any classic hit singles, but all their six albums have gone Top 10 in the UK, and one of them hit the top spot. They seem to own intelligent indie dance rock. They are a band that need a few listens, to really get into them. They played plenty of good songs including "My Number", "Olympic Airways", "Spanish Sahara", "Inhaler" and "What When Down". The singer went in the pit and got up close with the fans a couple of times. Streamers came down over the front standing for the final song of the night. Overall a really good show. Full FOALS setlist played tonight... Wake Me Up The Runner Mountain at My Gates 2am Olympic Airways My Number Black Gold Life Is Yours In Degrees 2001 Late Night Spanish Sahara Providence Inhaler Encore: Black Bull What Went Down Two Steps, Twice ---------------------------------- ---------------------------------- QPR 1 Sheffield United 3 Yet another terrible defeat for my team QPR. We had that great run at the start of the year to get into the top six and this result means we have now lost 11 out of the last 16 games....so this season becomes yet another disappointing one.