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IDLES release full concert footage of 2018 performance at the iconic Parisian venue Le Bataclan


IDLES have released the full stream of their 2018 Paris concert which took place at the iconic venue Le Bataclan.

The Bristolian punk band, who shared the electrifying live album A Beautiful Thing: IDLES Live at Le Bataclan last year, have followed it up with the visuals.

In the band’s last show of 2018 tour, guitarist Mark Bowen describes the end of the first Joy As An Active of Resistance: “There was an impending sense of freedom in the room. That night was catharsis in a bottle, a rage and camaraderie that can only be obtained by spending three-and-a-half months on a bus/van with eight other people you have already spent way too much time with. That can only be obtained by the presence of a receptive, understanding and respectful audience.

“That night felt as if everyone in that room was in it together. We had created something needed on that tour, by the 5 of us, our crew, anyone in that room that night or any other on the tour. We need, as much as any others, to repeat the simple mantras from our songs to help us work through the dark and get better. Love Yourself, love yourself, LOVE YOURSELF.”

Speaking about the release of A Beautiful Thing: IDLES Live at Le Bataclan, vocalist Joe Talbot says: “Our show at Bataclan was the end of a very long journey for us. On that tour we learnt so much about ourselves, each other and the audiences we have grown with over the past 10 years. That show was nothing short of catharsis and nothing more than love. We love what we do and the people who have carried us here, there was no hiding that at Bataclan and we are so very grateful that the moment was captured in all its glory, love and fatigue. Long live the open minded and long live the moment.”

Stream the performance, below.