Rumours have been flying around for a while, in fact just a few months back we brought you news that plans were in the works for The Strokes to tour in 2014 alongside a possible new album. It seems today that those rumours might just be coming true…
Fans around the world were treated to the news that not only would lead singer Julian Casablancas be playing at this years Governors Ball festival in New York, but that The Strokes would be playing as a complete band. This will be their first full performance since playing the Brazilian festival Planeta Terra in 2011.
The Strokes will co-headline The Governors Ball with friend Jack White, Vampire Weekend and the also reformed Outkast. The festival takes place between the 6th and 8th of June on Randall’s Island NYC.
Some said it would never happen and the fact that The Strokes didn’t tour fifth album Comedown Machine was an indication that relations were strained and the band would never play live again. Hints from Albert Hammond JR’s dad and a cryptic e-mail added fire to the flames, but today’s announcement seems to prove these doubters wrong and add further evidence that the band will tour more extensively in 2014.