Strokes To Begin U.S. Tour At Home
The Strokes will begin a spring U.S. tour on March 3 with a hometown show at New York Hammerstein Ballroom.The Strokes will begin a spring U.S. tour on March 3 with a hometown show at New York Hammerstein Ballroom. According to the band's Web site, a five-week theatre outing will run through April 11 in Minneapolis, with more are expected to be added.
The quintet is also rumored to be playing the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in late April in Indio, Calif. "I loved it when we played it last time [in 2002]," guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. tells Billboard.com. "Absolutely loved it. It was one of the coolest festivals. No offense to American festivals, but it felt very European. It's outdoors but it's warm, which is so important."
The Strokes will be out in support of their just-released third RCA studio album, "First Impressions of Earth," which debuted earlier this month at No. 4 on The Billboard 200.
Before the U.S. run, the band will be in the United Kingdom for an 18-date tour that begins tomorrow (Jan. 24) in London.
Here are The Strokes U.S. tour dates:
March 3: New York (Hammerstein Ballroom)
March 6: Nashville (Ryman Auditorium)
March 8: Atlanta (Tabernacle)
March 10: Kansas City, Mo. (Uptown Theatre)
March 11: Tusla, Okla. (Cain's Ballroom)
March 14: Austin, Texas (Stubb's Barbeque)
March 15: Houston (Verizon Wireless Theater)
March 17: Grand Prairie, Texas (Nokia Theatre)
March 19: Denver (Filmore Auditorium)
March 21: Meza, Ariz. (Mesa Amphitheatre)
March. 24: San Francisco (Concourse)
April 2: Portland, Ore. (Roseland Ballroom)
April 4: Seattle (Paramount Theatre)
Apri 7: Chicago (Aragon Ballroom)
April 8: St. Louis (Pageant)
April 10: Milwaukee (Eagles Club)
April 11: Minneapolis (Orpheum Theatre)