New York City-based rock crew “The Strokes” are awaiting the release of their first album in five years. To celebrate the effort — and launch a 2011 calendar filled with high-profile performances — the band has planned a blowout hometown concert.
The critically acclaimed rock quintet, fronted by Julian Casablancas, will headline an April Fool’s Day show at the 20,000-capacity Madison Square Garden Arena. The show is a much larger affair than The Strokes’ usual mid-sized club and theatre shows, and Rolling Stone marks it as the band’s biggest NYC event to date.
Tickets for the April1 concert go on sale to the public February 25. All levels of seating at the Garden have been priced at $54.50 (before fees) for the event, according to Ticketmaster.com.
Before the arena show in April, The Strokes will play to a much smaller, sold-out audience at the Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, NV. That event, which also features Devendra Banhart and The Grogs, goes down March 12.
The Strokes itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|March 12||Las Vegas, NV||The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan|
|April 1||New York, NY||Madison Square Garden Arena|
|April 17||Indio, CA||Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival|
|May 7||New Orleans, LA||New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival|
|June 9 – 12||Manchester, TN||Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival *|