FIDLAR are back. The band has announced fall 2023 tour dates in the US and Europe, and shared a new single, “Nudge.” Check out the song and their full list of upcoming dates below, and grab your tickets here.
“Nudge” begins with an understated arrangement, as frontman Zac Carper relays stories about receiving “nudges,” one from a judge, and another from his “chick,” who informs him that he’s making her “sick.” At this point, the guitar riff that’s anchored the song thus far bursts open, and the band lays down a thrashy interlude worthy of a good ol’ fashion mosh pit.
Bringing the arrangement back down, Carper tells of receiving one more “nudge,” this time from his friends in the form of an intervention, to which he offers the same response he had offered in the previous two stories: “Well, excuse me, officers.” After that, the energy kicks into a high gear again, with a faster, head-banging tempo and a scorching guitar solo. So, if you do happen to catch FIDLAR on their upcoming tour, don’t use up all your moshing energy during the first interlude, because you’ll need some for the song’s spirited final moments.
For his part, Carper explained in a statement that “‘Nudge’ is a song about your friend that keeps kooking it, so you gotta give them a ‘nudge’ to get their shit together.” Stream the single below.
FIDLAR’s upcoming tour will kick off with a week-long run of shows in Florida, dubbed the “Floriduh Tour.” After that, they’ll make two more stops in the US — Las Vegas and Phoenix — before crossing the Atlantic for a handful of performances in the UK and a grand finale in Paris on November 20th. Check out the full list of dates below. Tickets for the tour are on sale now via Ticketmaster.
Earlier this year, FIDLAR shared the six-track EP, That’s Life. Last year, they helped commemorate Consequence’s 15th anniversary by curating a playlist of 15 songs they’ve had on repeat since 2007.
FIDLAR 2023 Tour Dates:
09/21 – Tampa, FL @ Orpheum Theatre
09/22 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
09/23 – Jacksonville, FL @ Underbelly – Fyf
09/25 – Tallahassee, FL @ 926 Bar & Girl
09/26 – Gainesville, FL @ High Dive
09/27 – Miami, FL @ Gramps
11/04 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
11/05 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
11/09 – Bristol, UK @ SWX
11/11 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
11/12 – Glasgow, UK @ SWG3 Galvanizers
11/14 – London, UK @ KOKO
11/15 – Manchester, UK @ The O2 Ritz
11/17 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Institute
11/18 – Leeds, UK @ Stylus
11/20 – Paris, FR @ Cabaret Sauvage