Fontaines D.C. is sponsoring Irish football club Bohemians’ new away shirt to support homelessness charity.
It is head that the band’s name appears on the front of the new shirt. The club’s Chief Operating Officer Dan Lambert revealed this news in an interview. Dan said, “The jersey has a real homage to Dublin on it.”
He also said, “It features the Poolbeg towers, the Grattan Bridge lamps. On the back, it has ‘Beware of the risen people. We took a tracing of that. It’s what Pearse wrote in the cell in Kilmainham… ‘Dublin in the rain is mine’ is on the inside collar, that’s one of [Fontaines DC’s] lyrics.”
The Fontaines drummer of this band, Tom Coll added, “I wouldn’t have been exposed to many football clubs who had a really progressive community spirit. We were all intrigued by that. We were hanging around with Dan and that led to us going to the matches.”
Tom also stated, “But having a social conscience, when it comes to setting and the city that you’re in, that’s really important to us. So that’s why we got on so well with Dan and everyone at Bohs because they all think like that and probably to a more intense degree that we do…A football club and music and a band can give people a sense of place and you want to have pride in your place.”
The Irish band Fontaines D.C. released their second album ‘A Hero’s Death’ last year. Now they are going to release their third album soon.