Foals Make Raucous Return to Terminal 5

Foals wrapped up their 2022 ‘Life Is Yours’ Tour this past weekend with a handful of shows in the Northeast. The band passed through NYC’s Terminal 5 on Friday, December 16th for a raucous, capacity show, celebrating their return to the city after nearly four years. Foals have consistently been on of the best live rock bands over the last decade, and successfully harness that live energy into their studio records. No exception to rule was their seventh LP, Life Is Yours, released this past June.

Foals, Terminal 5, 12/16/2022. Photo by Joseph Buscarello

Foals thrive on the live stage, and draw out a crowd eager to dance and sing along as they cruise through a tight 90 minute, career-spanning set. Even though the band leaned heavily into Life Is Yours, the older tracks fit in seamlessly because they have always stayed true to their blend of indie and alternate rock. Intricate layers of guitar arpeggios and vocal melodies soar over the crowd all backed by groovy rhythms perfect for a dance floor. The show opened with Life Is Yours single “Wake Me Up,” which saw it’s debut just over a year ago in 2021. The main set ended with an epic performance of “Mountain at My Gates” off 2015s What Went Down, followed by an encore of “Inhaler” and one of the band’s oldest and most beloved songs, “Two Steps, Twice”.

Foals, Terminal 5, 12/16/2022. Photo by Joseph Buscarello

The current tour concluded this weekend with a final show in Portland, Maine. Foals takes a few months off before making a few stops in the UK ahead of a big run of shows opening Paramore’s upcoming tour. Head over to the band’s website for a full list of shows, and check out the photo gallery from the show this weekend at Terminal 5 below.

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