It's this complete commitment to a cause, often an alienating factor for the masses, which has endeared IDLES to crowds big enough to be selling out huge venues up and down the country. The fact that they're one of the best live bands in the country hasn't done that any harm and they've spent the last few years touring relentlessly to showcase their prowess on a variety of festival bills and support slots.
This week sees the band begin their largest headline tour to date. They'll be playing to sold out crowds in venues bigger than many they've supported in over the past few years and it's testament to their hard work and a clutch of aggressive, yet irresistibly catchy, anthems.
Almost the entire tour has sold out in advance, but the full itinerary of the dates is shown below.