Interpol to Play Concert at 2,000-Year Old Temple

Interpol photographed by Eric Ryan Anderson on June 16, 2014 at Fast Ashleys in Brooklyn, New York.

Eric Ryan Anderson

Also, hear a new song titled 'Ancient Ways.' Coincidence?

Interpol has been doing a good job of stirring up anticipation for their forthcoming album El Pintor lately -- well-received sets at Governors Ball and Lollapalooza and the fact that their new songs are quite good too. On Wednesday (Aug. 20), the New York band announced it would be playing a special show at a hometown landmark to prelude their upcoming tour.

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On Sept. 2, Interpol will play a set at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Temple of Dendur, which will also hype the Met's new flagship mobile app.

And for a little history lesson, the Temple of Dendur is a 2,000-year-old Egyptian temple that was built by the Romans governing Egypt at the time. Wine, beer, and snacks will also be provided, though it is not known if they too will be reflective of Egypt in 15 BC. 

It's too bad the Met isn't handing out their trademark "M logo" admission tags to guests anymore; one would have looked pretty good on guitarist Daniel Kessler's lapel.

El Pintor (an anagram for "Interpol") drops Sept. 9 via Matador. On Sept. 15, the band will set out on its first global tour in three years, beginning Sept. 15 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

On Aug. 19, the band also shared another new track to follow the previously shared "All the Rage Back Home."  Check out "Ancient Ways" below: