Interpol Announces Fall Tour
Due out Sept. 9 on Matador, El Pintor is the band’s first effort as a three-piece following the departure of bassist/keyboardist Carlos Dengler in 2010.
Frontman Paul Banks talked to Rolling Stone about the idea of El Pintor being a return to form for the band.
“As far as just being really honest, I think that it’s not because I don’t think we lost form. But for the people who want to say there’s some parallel between this and our first record, then sure.
“That was our first endeavor together, we were very excited, and we had to prove to each other and to the public that we could make a great record. This is our first time since then when we are, again, a new band with something to prove, because we had never written a record as a three-piece. So I think there is a parallel between our first album and this one in that you can’t get that excitement in any other way than starting from zero. In that sense, it’s not just a PR angle. I don’t love the expression, but you can say it’s a return to form.”
Rolling Stone says El Pintor is “perhaps their best effort since 2004’s Antics.”
Check out the video for the track “All The Rage Back Home.”
And here’s where you can find the band on the road in North America.
July 30 – Chicago, Ill., House Of Blues (Lollapalooza Aftershows)
Aug. 1 – Chicago, Ill., Grant Park (Lollapalooza)
Aug. 20 – Tempe, Ariz., The Marquee
Aug. 21 – Las Vegas, Nev., Boulevard Pool At The Cosmopolitan
Aug. 23 – Los Angeles, Calif., Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena (FYF Festival)
Sept. 15 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Commodore Ballroom
Sept. 16 – Seattle, Wash., Paramount Theatre
Sept. 17 – Portland, Ore., McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
Sept. 20 – Oakland, Calif., Fox Theater
Sept. 24 – San Diego, Calif., House Of Blues
Sept. 26 – Salt Lake City, Utah, The Depot
Sept. 27 – Denver, Colo., Ogden Theatre
Sept. 29 – Lawrence, Kan., Granada Theatre
Sept. 30 – Tulsa, Okla., Cain’s Ballroom
Oct. 2 – Dallas, Texas, South Side Music Hall
Oct. 3 – Houston, Texas, House Of Blues
Oct. 7 – New Orleans, La., House Of Blues
Oct. 9 – Memphis, Tenn., Minglewood Hall
Nov. 6 – Saint Petersburg, Fla., Jannus Live
Nov. 7 – Lake Buena Vista, Fla., House Of Blues
Nov. 8 – Miami Beach, Fla., Fillmore Miami Beach At Jackie Gleason Theater
Nov. 10 – Atlanta, Ga., The Tabernacle
Nov. 11 – Nashville, Tenn., Marathon Music Works
Nov. 14 – Minneapolis, Minn., First Avenue
Nov. 15 – Milwaukee, Wis., Pabst Theater
Nov. 17 – Columbus, Ohio, Newport Music Hall
Nov. 18 – Toronto, Ontario, Kool Haus
Nov. 20 – Montreal, Quebec, Metropolis
Nov. 21 – Boston, Mass., House Of Blues Boston
Nov. 22 – Philadelphia, Pa., Union Transfer
Nov. 24 – New York, N.Y., Terminal 5
Nov. 29 – Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club
Interpol is hosting a presale that’s ongoing now. Citi and Live Nation have their own presales that begin Wednesday in select markets. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, July 18.
For more information visit InterpolNYC.com.