Interpol Takes North American Dates
This summer will see Interpol performing its classic debut album, Turn On The Bright Lights, throughout Europe and now there are a few chances for North American audiences to catch the show. Deerhunter and Battles are joining for two performances in the U.S.
©Hugo Lima / HugoLima.com – Paul Banks of Interpol
NOS Primavera Sound, Parque De Cidade, Orporto, Portugal
The two U.S. plays are on the coasts: Sept. 23 in Queens, N.Y., at
Forest Hills Stadium and Sept. 30 at Los Angeles State Historic Park. There are also two previously announced nights planned in Mexico City Oct. 17-18, though Deerhunter and Battles won’t be joining for those. These gigs are being described as “the only North American performances of Turn On The Bright Lights.”
A presale for the NY and LA shows is going on now, and the public onsales for those shows open May 5, at noon EDT and 10 a.m. PDT respectively.
The former Pollstar Hotstar broke onto the rock scene with the 2002 LP’s genre-shaping melodies and instrumentation. Interpol’s lineup is nearly the same as it was those 15 years ago, with original guitarists and vocalists Paul Banks and Daniel Kessler joined by drummer Sam Fogarino. The only missing piece is bassist Carlos Dengler.
Turn On the Bright Lights was named the No. 1 album of the year in 2002 by Pitchfork. “Interpol’s debut full-length is wrought with emotional disconnection and faded glory, epic sweep and intimate catharsis,” that publication wrote. “[T]here’s no getting around that Turn On the Bright Lights is an incredibly powerful and affecting album.”
The band is working on new material in New York, for release in 2018.
Check out Interpol’s artist page for its full routing.