Spying On Interpol
Before any of that can happen, however, these well-dressed men will make their way across the globe, with dates scheduled for Australia, Japan and Mexico.
Interpol will play various gigs in Australia and New Zealand at the end of July/early August before heading to Japan for the two-day Summer Sonic festival. Bands scheduled for those dates include M.I.A., Arcade Fire, Duran Duran, TV on the Radio, Echo & The Bunnymen and more.
From there, Paul Banks (vocals/guitar), Carlos D. (bass), Sam Fogarino (drums) and Daniel Kessler (guitar/vocals) will play three dates in Mexico before hitting the States.
In June, the quintet sold out shows with the likes of U2, Pixies, The Killers, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Louis XIV, The Bravery and a few other familiar names. But even with the backing of those popular names, Interpol knows exactly what they want.
“We’re definitely a band that doesn’t need to be led,” Kessler told Pollstar. “We’ve always had an idea about who we wanted to be working with and where we wanted to go.”
By the time Interpol arrives in the States, they’ll be celebrating the one-year anniversary of their second full-length album, Antics, which was released on Matador Records. That album followed their popular debut, Turn on the Bright Lights.