Irish rock band Fontaines DC don the Celtic colours before Barrowlands gig

By Euan Davidson

October 21, 2021

Dublin rock band Fontaines DC donned the Green and White of Celtic before their headline gig at the Barrowlands last night.

The band, who were playing mid-sized venues like Bloc in Glasgow in 2018, have exploded in popularity since releasing first album ‘Dogrel’ in 2019. The LP was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize, before even more acclaim greeted their follow-up. 2020’s ‘A Hero’s Death’ was Grammy nominated.

Fontaines DC, who have never been shy about their love of football, donned the Hoops before a sold-out show at Glasgow’s famous Barrowlands. Prior to delighting their fans on the Gallowgate, they were snapped by DF Concerts promoter Chris Beltran.

Blending a caustic brand of post-punk with a love of Irish poetry, the band’s abrasive style has connected with fans worldwide. It’s little surprise then, just three years after playing smaller rooms, they’re able to headline such famous venues.

And while on the Gallowgate, the football-loving band wasted no time in getting the right colours on.

Clearly, they’re a band that knows their stuff when it comes to football.

Early press shots have included the band sitting at Dalymount Park in Dublin.

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Irish post-punk outfit Fontaines DC also received a gift from Biffy Clyro, but surely the Hoops are better

The band, who were playing two nights at the Barrowlands, also received a gift from Scottish rock juggernauts Biffy Clyro [Glasgow Times].

Tequila v Celtic shirts though? It’s surely no contest.

In terms of football shirts though, there’s a lineage here. Fontaines DC went as far as to sponsor their local club, Bohemians FC. The link-up between club and band raised money for Irish homelessness charity, Focus.

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Other Celtic-supporting musicians have done similar.

Mogwai, who had a number 1 album with February’s ‘As The Love Continues’ [Pitchfork], sponsored St Roch’s Primary and Deaf School in Roystonhill [BBC].

It doesn’t stop there. Celtic fan Lewis Capaldi helped Didcot Town unveil their new shirt for the 19-20 season [Oxford Mail].

Then there’s other Bhoys obsessives in music, not least Rod Stewart, The Pogues, Oasis, and even Snoop Dogg has been snapped with a Celtic shirt on.

So, some good company for Fontaines DC, there.

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