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Interpol announces new tour
If you didn't believe that Interpol was in the midst of a comeback, believe it now. The trio – now Paul Banks, Sam Fogarino and Daniel Kessler – have announced a slew of upcoming tour dates that will include headlining this year's NME Awards Tour, as well as stops at the Governors Ball Music Festival, the Best Kept Secret Festival and All Tomorrow's Parties Iceland.
The announcement for the new tour came on Interpol's website back on February 21, 2014. It read, "Hello party people. Just putting the final touches on the new album and it's all feeling very good. In the meantime, we've been busy adding festivities to our summertime calendar. We're really looking forward to getting back into the swing of things. Super stoked."
The aforementioned album will be the long-awaited follow-up to 2010's self-titled LP from the band, which wrapped recording in December. Though a 2014 release seems likely, the guys haven't officially announced a drop date for the new project – the first since the departure of bassist Carlos Dengler.
Perhaps the best news for fans (besides a new tour and new album) is that Interpol has disputed the idea they ever came close to splitting up. In a recent edition of NME, Kessler says the prior extensive touring took its toll on the band, and was the catalyst to their decision to take a break. However, he said there was "never any sense" the group had come to a breaking point, and the guys were "never lacking ideas or inspiration."
Most importantly, it seems by all accounts that Interpol has a new energy. Something fans are sure to notice this time around.
Interpol turns on the 'Bright Lights' (Created April 18, 2013)
With an eclectic mix of members, Interpol exploded onto the music scene with the album "Turn on the Bright Lights" in 2002. Known for its unusual visual presence of band members donning suits on stage, the alternative rockers from New York City regularly held court at venues like Brownie's and the Mercury Lounge until their act spilled overseas.
A brief tour of the UK in 2001, highlighted by a radio session for John Peel's BBC program, gained the band a wider audience. Their EP, "Precipitate," along with an appearance on a compilation album featuring Brooklyn-area acts helped land Interpol a deal with Matador Records in early 2002. By the end of the year their debut LP turned them into a successful indie rock act, and the band became well known for its sound of rhythmic, harmonized guitar, heavy snare drums and staccato bass.
Interpol toured after the release of "Turn on the Bright Lights," playing more dates and at bigger venues than they had ever stepped foot in before. Their "Antics" tour went 18 months, and they sometimes alternated headlining with opening for bands like The Cure and U2. When they returned to the studio to work on new material, the band went an entirely different direction on two fronts – it signed with major label Capitol Records and released "Our Love to Admire" in 2007, its first time including keyboard in the arrangements of their songs. Another headlining tour followed, including a stop at the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago.
A self-titled album, the band's fourth studio effort, bowed on September 7, 2010. It also marked Dengler's departure, and he was replaced by a revolving door of musicians on bass and keyboard. After opening for U2 on their 360° Tour in 2011, Interpol announced a hiatus, with members of the band pursing separate projects.
The band was on hiatus through 2012, but is currently rehearsing new songs, according to their Twitter account.
|Album name||Release date|
|Interpol Tour EP||2011|
|Our Love to Admire||2007|
|The Heinrich Maneuver||2007|
|2002-05-27: The Legendary Black Sessions, Paris, France||2006|
|College Radio EP||2004|
|Say Hello to the Angels / NYC||2003|
|Obstacle 1 (Arthur Baker remix)||2003|
|The Black EP||2003|
|Turn On the Bright Lights||2002|
|Fukd I.D. #3||2000|
Top 10 Interpol Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|8||No I In Threesome||120,743||42,224|
|9||Pioneer to The Falls||120,021||41,224|
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Interpol Tour Dates 2015
date city state venue 05/16/2015 Pittsburgh PA Stage AE 05/15/2015 Cincinnati OH Bogarts 05/13/2015 Detroit MI The Fillmore Detroit 05/12/2015 Indianapolis IN Egyptian Room at Old National Centre 05/11/2015 Saint Louis MO The Pageant 05/09/2015 Atlanta GA Central Park Atlanta 05/08/2015 Atlanta GA Central Park Atlanta 05/08/2015 Raleigh NC The Ritz 05/07/2015 Richmond VA The National 04/21/2015 San Francisco CA The Warfield 04/20/2015 Reno NV Knitting Factory Concert House 04/17/2015 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/17/2015 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/16/2015 Los Angeles CA Shrine Expo Hall 04/15/2015 Las Vegas NV The Boulevard Theater 04/12/2015 Tempe AZ Marquee Theatre 04/09/2015 San Diego CA Humphreys Concerts by the Bay 04/08/2015 Tucson AZ Rialto Theatre 03/11/2015 Zapopan Jal Auditorio Telmex 02/20/2015 Newcastle upon Tyne T & W O2 Academy Newcastle 02/15/2015 Leeds Wyk Leeds Metropolitan University 02/14/2015 Glasgow Glasgow City Barrowland 02/12/2015 Dublin D Olympia Theatre 02/11/2015 Dublin D Olympia Theatre 02/10/2015 Dublin D Olympia Theatre 02/08/2015 Manchester Bolton Albert Hall 02/07/2015 London London Roundhouse 02/06/2015 London London Roundhouse 02/04/2015 Berlin BE Columbia Halle 02/03/2015 Copenhagen Danish Capital Regio Vega House Of Music 02/02/2015 Copenhagen Danish Capital Regio Vega House Of Music 01/31/2015 Zurich ZH Kaufleuten 01/30/2015 Milan Fabrique Milano 01/28/2015 Paris Ile L'Olympia 01/27/2015 Paris Ile L'Olympia 01/25/2015 Koln NW Koln Palladium 01/24/2015 Brussels Bru Forest National 01/23/2015 Amsterdam Nhl Heineken Music Hall
Interpol Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 12/14/2014 Inglewood CA The Forum 12/13/2014 Oakland CA Oracle Arena 12/13/2014 Inglewood CA The Forum 12/12/2014 San Diego CA Valley View Casino Center 12/01/2014 Philadelphia PA Union Transfer 11/30/2014 Washington DC 9:30 Club 11/29/2014 Washington DC 9:30 Club 11/26/2014 New York NY Terminal 5 11/25/2014 New York NY Terminal 5 11/24/2014 New York NY Terminal 5 11/22/2014 Philadelphia PA Union Transfer 11/21/2014 Boston MA House of Blues Boston 11/20/2014 Montreal QC Metropolis 11/18/2014 Toronto ON Kool Haus 11/17/2014 Columbus OH Newport Music Hall 11/15/2014 Milwaukee WI Pabst Theater 11/14/2014 Minneapolis MN First Avenue 11/12/2014 Chicago IL Riviera Theatre 11/11/2014 Nashville TN Marathon Music Works 11/10/2014 Atlanta GA The Tabernacle 11/08/2014 Miami Beach FL The Fillmore Miami Beach 11/07/2014 Orlando FL House of Blues Orlando 11/06/2014 Saint Petersburg FL Jannus Live 10/10/2014 Austin TX Zilker Park 10/09/2014 Memphis TN Minglewood Hall 10/07/2014 New Orleans LA House of Blues New Orleans 10/05/2014 Austin TX Stubbs BBQ 10/03/2014 Houston TX House of Blues - Houston 10/03/2014 Austin TX Zilker Park 10/02/2014 Dallas TX South Side Ballroom 09/30/2014 Tulsa OK Cain's Ballroom 09/29/2014 Lawrence KS Granada 09/27/2014 Denver CO Ogden Theatre 09/26/2014 Salt Lake City UT The Depot 09/24/2014 San Diego CA House of Blues San Diego 09/23/2014 Pomona CA Fox Theater Pomona 09/22/2014 Pomona CA Fox Theater Pomona 09/20/2014 Oakland CA Fox Theater 09/19/2014 Sacramento CA Ace of Spades 09/17/2014 Portland OR Crystal Ballroom 09/16/2014 Seattle WA Paramount Theatre 09/15/2014 Vancouver BC Commodore Ballroom 09/04/2014 New York NY Bowery Ballroom 09/02/2014 New York NY Metropolitan Museum of Art 08/23/2014 Los Angeles CA Los Angeles Sports Arena 08/21/2014 Las Vegas NV The Boulevard Theater 08/20/2014 Tempe AZ Marquee Theatre 08/01/2014 Chicago IL Grant Park 08/01/2014 Chicago IL Grant Park 07/30/2014 Chicago IL House of Blues 07/03/2014 Werchter Vbr Werchter Park 07/03/2014 Leipzig Taubchental 07/01/2014 Berlin BE Postbahnhof 06/28/2014 Evreux HIPPODROME D'EVREUX 06/27/2014 Evreux HIPPODROME D'EVREUX 06/25/2014 Pilton Som Worthy Farm 06/25/2014 London London Electric Ballroom 06/24/2014 Paris Ville De Paris Theatre De L'alhambra 06/20/2014 Neuhausen ob Eck Baden-wurttemberg Flugplatz Neuhausen ob Eck 06/20/2014 Hilvarenbeek North Brabant Beekse Bergen 06/06/2014 New York NY Randalls Island 06/05/2014 South Burlington VT Higher Ground 06/04/2014 Providence RI Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel 06/03/2014 New Haven CT Toad's Place 04/25/2014 Santa Barbara CA Santa Barbara Bowl 03/27/2014 London London O2 Academy Brixton 03/27/2014 London London O2 Academy Brixton 03/26/2014 Bristol Bst O2 Academy Bristol 03/26/2014 Bristol Bst O2 Academy Bristol 03/25/2014 Birmingham War The Institute 03/25/2014 Birmingham W Mids O2 Academy Birmingham 03/23/2014 Nottingham Ntt Rock City 03/23/2014 Nottingham Ntt Rock City 03/22/2014 Liverpool Lan O2 Academy Liverpool 03/20/2014 Manchester Lancashire Manchester Academy 03/20/2014 Manchester Lancashire Manchester Academy 03/19/2014 Leeds Yorkshire O2 Academy Leeds 03/18/2014 Glasgow Glg O2 Academy Glasgow 03/18/2014 Glasgow Glg O2 Academy Glasgow 03/16/2014 Newcastle upon Tyne Riverside
Interpol Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 11/05/2012 Nashville TN Mercy Lounge
Interpol Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 07/26/2011 Pittsburgh PA Heinz Field 07/25/2011 Detroit MI The Fillmore Detroit 07/23/2011 Minneapolis MN TCF Bank Stadium 07/22/2011 Indianapolis IN The Vogue 07/18/2011 Cleveland OH House Of Blues Cleveland 07/17/2011 St. Louis MO Busch Stadium 07/15/2011 Atlantic City NJ The Borgata Outdoor Entertainment Complex 07/14/2011 Philadelphia PA Lincoln Financial Field 07/13/2011 Washington DC 9:30 Club 07/11/2011 Toronto ON Rogers Centre 07/09/2011 Montreal QC Hippodrome De Montreal 07/08/2011 Montreal QC Hippodrome De Montreal 07/06/2011 Cincinnati OH Bogarts 07/05/2011 Chicago IL Soldier Field 05/08/2011 New York NY Terminal 5 05/07/2011 Providence RI Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel 05/06/2011 Asbury Park NJ Paramount Theatre 05/04/2011 Raleigh NC The Ritz 05/03/2011 Charlotte NC The Fillmore Charlotte 05/02/2011 Nashville TN Ryman Auditorium 04/30/2011 Orlando FL House of Blues Orlando 04/29/2011 Miami Beach FL The Fillmore Miami Beach 04/28/2011 Tampa FL The Ritz Ybor 04/26/2011 New Orleans LA House of Blues New Orleans 04/25/2011 Memphis TN Minglewood Hall 04/24/2011 Kansas City MO Beaumont Club 04/22/2011 Helotes TX Josabi's 04/21/2011 Austin TX Austin Music Hall 04/20/2011 Tulsa OK Cain's Ballroom 04/18/2011 Albuquerque NM Sunshine Theater 04/17/2011 Tucson AZ Rialto Theatre 04/15/2011 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/15/2011 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/14/2011 Sacramento CA Crest Theatre 04/13/2011 Reno NV Knitting Factory Concert House 03/23/2011 London Lnd O2 Shepherds Bush Empire 03/22/2011 Leeds Yorkshire O2 Academy Leeds 03/20/2011 Cambridge Cambridgeshire Cambridge Corn Exchange 03/19/2011 Bristol Bst Colston Hall 03/18/2011 Bournemouth Dor O2 Academy Bournemouth 03/10/2011 Leipzig SN Haus Auensee 03/03/2011 Hamburg HH Docks Hamburg 02/19/2011 Boston MA House of Blues Boston 02/17/2011 New York NY Radio City Music Hall 02/16/2011 Montreal QC Metropolis 02/15/2011 Toronto ON Sound Academy 02/13/2011 Columbus OH Newport Music Hall 02/13/2011 Columbus OH Lifestyle Communities Pavilion 02/12/2011 Chicago IL Riviera Theatre 02/11/2011 Saint Louis MO The Pageant 02/09/2011 Omaha NE Slowdown 02/08/2011 Boulder CO Boulder Theater 02/07/2011 Salt Lake City UT In The Venue 02/05/2011 Tempe AZ Marquee Theatre 02/05/2011 Tempe AZ Marquee Theatre 02/04/2011 Santa Barbara CA UCSB Events Center 02/04/2011 Santa Barbara CA UCSB Events Center 02/02/2011 La Jolla CA Rimac Arena 02/02/2011 La Jolla CA Rimac Arena 01/31/2011 San Francisco CA The Warfield 01/31/2011 San Francisco CA The Warfield 01/29/2011 Portland OR Roseland Theater 01/29/2011 Portland OR Roseland Theater 01/28/2011 Seattle WA Showbox SoDo 01/27/2011 Vancouver BC Orpheum Theatre
Interpol Tour Dates 2010
date city state venue 11/05/2010 New York NY United Palace Theatre 11/04/2010 Upper Darby PA Tower Theater 11/03/2010 Washington DC DAR Constitution Hall 11/01/2010 Atlanta GA The Tabernacle 10/29/2010 Houston TX Bayou Music Center 10/28/2010 Austin TX Stubbs BBQ 10/27/2010 Dallas TX South Side Ballroom 10/25/2010 Denver CO Ogden Theatre 10/23/2010 Los Angeles CA Greek Theatre 10/22/2010 Las Vegas NV Hard Rock Hotel And Casino- The Joint 10/21/2010 San Diego CA Soma 10/19/2010 Pomona CA Fox Theater Pomona 10/18/2010 Oakland CA Fox Theater 08/21/2010 Miami Beach FL The Fillmore Miami Beach 08/19/2010 Orlando FL House of Blues Orlando 08/16/2010 Chicago IL Vic Theatre 08/15/2010 Chicago IL Vic Theatre 08/14/2010 Minneapolis MN First Avenue 08/13/2010 Milwaukee WI The Rave/Eagles Club/Eagles Ballroom 08/11/2010 Pontiac MI Clutch Cargo'S 08/10/2010 Toronto ON Kool Haus 08/06/2010 Clifton Park NY Upstate Concert Hall 08/05/2010 Boston MA House of Blues Boston 07/31/2010 Atlantic City NJ House of Blues Atlantic City 07/30/2010 Norfolk VA The Norva 07/29/2010 Richmond VA The National 07/25/2010 Baltimore MD Rams Head Live 07/14/2010 Baltimore MD Rams Head Live 07/02/2010 Cleveland OH House Of Blues Cleveland 07/01/2010 Cincinnati OH Bogarts 06/23/2010 Millvale PA Mr. Small's Funhouse 06/22/2010 Buffalo NY Town Ballroom 06/21/2010 Rochester NY Water Street Music Hall