IDLES have named the supporting cast for their 2021 UK and Ireland tour.
The group spoke to NME last week, and were asked about the criticism of their supporting cast - namely, that bands on tour with them have an overwhelming tendency to be male.
The Bristol band's attempts to explain this back-fired, and a clapback from Nadine Shah went viral, causing criticism to explode.
While criticism of previous tour line ups is justified, it seems - rather ironically - that IDLES had already begun to act, and work on that blind-spot.
Set to play a full UK and Ireland tour in 2021, IDLES have just unveiled the support cast - and it's dominated by female musicians.
It's far from tokenistic, either - seriously, put these names on a festival bill and we'd buy a ticket tomorrow.
Confirmed names include Jehnny Beth, Anna Calvi, Cate Le Bon, Sinead O'Brien, Big Joanie, Witch Fever, Shopping, and Wych Elm.
It's a superb bill - tickets are on sale now.
ULTRA MONO UK & IRELAND TOUR SPECIAL GUESTS@jehnbeth @annacalvi @CateLeBon @_SineadOBrien_ @Big_Joanie @WITCHFEVER @SH0PP1NG @666wychelm— I D L E S (@idlesband) September 22, 2020
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Photo Credit: Rachel Lipsitz
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