Update: Strokes, Kings Of Leon Team For Tour
Just as the Strokes were taken under the wing of Guided By Voices and Weezer as opening acts in their formative days, the acclaimed New York quintet is continuing the tradition. The Strokes will bringJust as the Strokes were taken under the wing of Guided By Voices and Weezer as opening acts in their formative days, the acclaimed New York quintet is continuing the tradition. The Strokes will bring along RCA labelmates Kings Of Leon for their North American tour, kicking off Oct. 9-10 at Philadelphia's Tower Theatre, Billboard.com has learned.
Members of the Strokes' Alone Together fan organization will get first crack at tickets; the general on-sale for the Oct. 9 show begins tomorrow (Sept. 5) via Ticketmaster. The group will be touring in support of their hotly anticipated sophomore album "Room on Fire," due Oct. 21.
First single "12:51" is getting significant early airplay on such stations as KFSD San Diego, WAQZ Cincinnati, KNDD Seattle and WXRK New York. The track can be streamed on the Strokes' official Web site.
As for Kings Of Leon, the group's RCA debut, "Youth and Young Manhood," opened last week at No. 1 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart. The group is in the midst of a North American club tour, which hits Philadelphia tonight and wraps Oct. 4 in Boulder, Colo. Kings Of Leon will also perform Sept. 19 on NBC's "Last Call With Carson Daly."
Here are the Strokes/Kings Of Leon tour dates:
Oct. 9-10: Philadelphia (Tower Theatre)
Oct. 12: Baltimore (UMBC Theatre)
Oct. 14: Toronto (Hershey Centre)
Oct. 16: Detroit (State Theatre)
Oct. 31: Boston (Tsongas Arena)
Nov. 7: Houston, Texas (Verizon Wireless Theatre)