Interpol Announces Warm-up Shows Before Summer Tour
Ahead of their already much anticipated return to touring this summer, indie rockers Interpol have just announced a series of shows to help to them get back into the swing of things (It has been a while since they were last on the road). The guys will be keeping things on the East Coast with fellow New Yorkers Teen, staring on June 3 at Toad’s Place in New Haven, CT. After that it’s on to Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel in Providence, RI, on June 4 and the Higher Ground Ballroom in Burlington, VT, on June 5. From there the two bands will split up and Interpol will make run through the US festival circuit — highlights include the Governor’s Ball in New York on June 8, Lollapalooza in Chicago on August 1, and two nights playing the Austin City Limits Festival in Austin in early October.
Coming up through New York’s indie music scene of the late 90s and early 2000s with the likes of The Strokes and The National, Interpol was a major part of the post-punk revival that swept American rock in the early aughts. Right from the release of their debut album in 2002, Turn on the Bright Lights, the band has been able to succeed both critically and commercially. Their last two albums, 2007’s Our Love to Admire and 2010’s Interpol, both charted in the top 10 in half a dozen countries. Interpol spent most of 2011 and 2012 on hiatus and is currently working on their fifth studio album.