The Strokes book first US performance in three years

Reported yesterday, The Strokes announced a United States concert, which hasn’t happened in more than three years, the concert is set to take place in New York. This gig is booked ahead of their headlining performance at the three-day Governors Ball Festival, which starts June 6, and is held on Randall’s Island in New York City.

Concert tickets go on sale this Friday, May 16 at noon, EST and cost $30 for the May 31 show. The show will be performed at The Capitol Theater in Port Chester, NY; doors will open at 7 p.m. and the show will start at 8 p.m. Fans may want to set their alarms, and a back-up reminder because it appears band followers are frothing at the bit to purchase tickets.

So far The Strokes Facebook page announcement has garnered more than 3,600 likes. One fan said, “he’s on his way,” while other fans not located near NY continue to leave comments about booking gigs in their cities. However, it’s not just fans that want to see more of The Strokes touring, in fact, one of the head guitarists, Albert Hammond Jr. told NME, “he’d love to get his foot in the door to open for bands like: Arctic Monkeys, Arcade Fire, and Black Keys.”

He also told Gigwise that “when the band goes on tour it’s because we will have new music out,” and playing festivals before that time helps them to connect with their audience again. The Strokes will be on tour in the UK until May 15. The bands fifth studio record was released March 2013, Comedown Machine, an RCA label. Although the band did a media blackout with this record it still made #41 on NME’s 50 Best Albums of 2013, and continued to chart UK as “the 10th-best selling record” and debuted in the US as the “eighth on the Billboard charts,” according to The Strokes News.

As The Strokes wind down their UK tour, the recent announcement of them booking their first US show, which hasn’t been done in the last three years, has fans electrified for Friday’s ticket sale, and now has them asking for more concerts.