Strokes To Roll With The Stones Amid Fall Trek

The Strokes will add another feather to their youthful cap Oct. 4 and 5, as they join the Rolling Stones' Licks tour as the opening act for dates, in Landover, Md. and Hartford, Conn., respectively.

The Strokes will add another feather to their youthful cap Oct. 4 and 5, as they join the Rolling Stones' Licks tour as the opening act for dates, in Landover, Md. and Hartford, Conn., respectively.

The shows will fit nicely into the group's previously announced fall tour, which kicks off Oct. 1 in Portland, Maine. So far, dates stretch through Nov. 25, although more are expected to be added, including a Thanksgiving show in the group's New York hometown. The Strokes just wrapped up four co-headlining gigs with fellow buzz band the White Stripes, and will head to the U.K. this weekend to make appearances at the Reading and Leeds festivals.

This will be a busy fall for the garage-pop quintet, which is planning to get recording underway in December or January for its second album. On Oct. 1, RCA will re-release the group's acclaimed debut, "Is This It," in a limited-edition with a bonus DVD featuring uncensored videos for the singles "Last Nite," "Hard To Explain," and "Someday." The new edition will also sport previously un-aired live renditions of "NYC Cops" and "The Modern Age" from a recent MTV2 broadcast of a Hollywood, Calif., concert. "Last Nite" is up for the MTV2 award at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards, set for Aug. 29 in New York.

At the end of October, the video components will be issued as a stand-alone DVD. The import commercial singles for "Last Nite" and "Someday" will also be made available domestically. The latter single will include four-track recordings made by frontman Julian Casablancas and guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. in 1997, according to Strokes manager Ryan Gentles. The full MTV2 show may also see the light of day as a DVD in time for Christmas.

Here are the Strokes' tour dates:

Aug. 23: Reading, England (Richfield Avenue)
Aug. 24: Leeds, England (Temple Newsam Park)
Aug. 25: Glasgow (Glasgow Green)
Oct. 1: Portland, Maine (venue TBA)
Oct. 2: Boston (FleetBoston Pavilion)
Oct. 4: Landover, Md. (FedExField)
Oct. 5: Hartford, Conn. (Hartford Civic Center)
Oct. 6: Philadelphia (Electric Factory)
Oct. 9: Toronto (Air Canada Centre)
Oct. 11: Chicago (Aragon Ballroom)
Oct. 12: Milwaukee (Rave)
Oct. 13: Minneapolis (Orpheum Theatre)
Oct. 16: Denver (Fillmore Auditorium)
Oct. 20: Vancouver (Orpheum Theatre)
Oct. 21: Seattle (Paramount Theatre)
Oct. 22: Portland, Ore. (Arlene Schnitzer Hall)
Oct. 31: Berkeley, Calif. (Berkeley Comm. Theatre)
Nov. 1: Los Angeles (Greek Theatre)
Nov. 9: Las Vegas (the Joint)
Nov. 15: Oklahoma City (Coca Cola Bricktown Event Center)
Nov. 16: Dallas (Bronco Bowl)
Nov. 17: Austin, Texas (Austin Music Hall)
Nov. 19: New Orleans (Saenger Theatre)
Nov. 22: Boca Raton, Fla. (Mizner Park Amphitheatre)
Nov. 24: Atlanta (Tabernacle)
Nov. 25: Raleigh, N.C. (the Ritz)