mardi, janvier 24, 2006

Strokes tour 4 real

The Strokes to Tour "Earth"

New York rockers take third album live

Getting drastic

Photo by David Atlas

New York rockers the Strokes are set to launch a seventeen-date U.S. tour in support of their third album, First Impressions of Earth. The jaunt kicks off on March 3rd in their hometown, and wraps on April 11th in Minneapolis.

The Strokes warmed up for the tour with a handful of gigs in major cities timed to Impressions' release, and now head to Europe on Tuesday.

While still at work on the album, guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. told Rolling Stone how the band's method had changed, with the advance from 2003's Room on Fire invested in equipment to allow them to record in their rehearsal space. "Before, we would go into a studio, have a month and just cram it right in, and it was so tense," said Hammond. "Now, hopefully in that setting -- where we rehearse, where we feel more natural -- we'll come up with something that's different . . . Arrangement-wise, it'll be a little more drastic."

The warmer, looser Impressions, with its more expressive guitar solos, debuted at Number Four on the chart earlier this month.

The Strokes U.S. tour dates:

3/3: New York, Hammerstein Ballroom
3/6: Nashville, Ryman Auditorium
3/8: Atlanta, Tabernacle
3/10: Kansas City, MO, Uptown Theatre
3/11: Tulsa, OK, Cain's Ballroom
3/14: Austin, Stubb's Barbeque
3/15: Houston, Verizon Wireless Theater
3/17: Grand Prairie, TX, Nokia Theatre
3/19: Denver, Filmore Auditorium
3/21: Meza, AZ, Mesa Amphitheatre
3/24: San Francisco, Concourse
4/2: Portland, OR, Roseland Ballroom
4/4: Seattle, Paramount Theatre
4/7: Chicago, Aragon Ballroom
4/8: St. Louis, The Pageant
4/10: Milwaukee, Eagles Club
4/11: Minneapolis, Orpheum Theatre

ALEX MAR @ Rolling Stone

Posted Jan 23, 2006 12:00 AM