Huzzah! The Strokes are finally making a comeback. It just took them a little while.
On Tuesday (Jan. 28), the New York-founded band announced a handful of arena shows for early March.
The newly announced gigs include the Rogers Arena in Vancouver on March 5, the WaMu Theatre in Seattle on March 9, and the Forum in Los Angeles on March 14.
Canadian indie-pop act Alvvays will open for the Strokes during all three shows while King Princess will join the two acts during the Los Angeles gig.
Tickets for all three shows go on sale this Friday, Jan. 31.
The three North American shows are just the beginning for the Strokes. The group’s tour itinerary already includes a slew of music festivals such as III Points in Miami, Shaky Knees in Atlanta, Primavera Sound in Spain, Corona Capital in Mexico, and more.
All of the upcoming shows are in support of the band’s yet-to-be-officially-announced new album.
During the band’s New Year’s gig at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, frontman Julian Casablancas revealed that the group will have a new album out by the end of the year.
“Yeah, we’ve got a new album coming out soon,” Casablancas told the crowd.
“2020, here we come. The 2010s, whatever the fuck they’re called, we took ‘em off. And now we’ve been unfrozen, and we’re back. If you really love someone, you’ll be frozen with them. You know what? I don’t know what I say generally, and I ramble a lot, but I love you guys, and it’s a real honor to share the stage and this night with you guys.”
the new album will be the follow-up to 2013’s Comedown Machine.
THE STOKES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
March 5 – Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
March 9 – Seattle, WA – WaMu Theater
March 14 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum