The Strokes to Play First U.S. Concert in Three Years
Though they were a mainstay of the early-aughts independent rock scene, The Strokes haven’t played a show together in the United States since November of 2011. Well, that’s all about to change, with the band playing New York City’s Governors Ball Music Festival on June 7. Need to see them sooner? Well, you’re in luck—another show has just been announced a week prior! The Strokes are set to play The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY on May 31. Tickets for the show will go on sale on Friday, May 16, and if you can’t make it upstate, a variety of passes are still available for Governors Ball. Currently, the band has no further plans to tour, but with what we’re sure to be more than a welcoming audience, that all could change.
Founded in New York City in 1998, the Strokes consist of vocalist Julian Casablancas, guitarist Nick Valensi, guitarist Albert Hammond, Jr., and drummer Fabrizio Moretti. Their debut album, Is This It, was ranked at No. 199 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, No. 8 on their 100 Best Debut Albums of All Time, and No. 2 on their somewhat premature 100 Best Albums of the 2000s.