Indie rock fans rejoice! Interpol is making your indie rock dreams come true for 1 night only, right here in LA at the LA State Historic Park on September 30th.
In every generation of artists, we find a few who rise to something more than just success. Integrity. In fact, many bands have had to make the choice between success and integrity usually opting for success over integrity. But … Every now and then, you get a band who believes it’s more important not to suck than it is to be famous and every now and then the music gods smile upon them. Enter Interpol.
This grassroots musical force comes from New York circa 1997 performing with the likes of The Strokes, Longwave, National and many others in the Post-punk revival of the early 2000’s. Their debut album Turn On The Bright Lights received critical acclaim in the US and Britain, making it to the tenth position on NME’s list of 2002’s top releases and Pitchfork named it the year’s #1 album. Turn On The Bright Lights has been certified gold at over 500,000 copies sold. It made it to number 5 in Billboards top 100 indie list and number 158 in the Billboard mainstream top 200 list. To date the album has sold over one million copies!
Fast forward 15 years and 4 more successful albums under their belts, the boys have a little something to celebrate: The 15th anniversary of the album that started it all. At first, when planning this limited run tour in which they will play their debut album in its entirety, they scheduled only European dates and the fans in the US have had a little something to say about it!
But worry not I say unto you! Your cries have not fallen on deaf ears. The band decided to give the people what they want and they’ve added two U.S. performances of Turn On the Bright Lights! One in their native town of New York and one here in Los Angeles at the LA State Historic Park on September 30th. That’s right just two performances in the US.
This isn’t a farewell tour either so don’t fret. Matador Records confirmed that Interpol is working on it’s sixth album to date with eyes on a 2018 release.
But you only get one shot to see them in LA before they head to Mexico to finish their tour, so don’t wait and buy your tickets here before they sell out.
Interpol: Turn On The Bright Lights 15th Anniversary with special guests Deerhunter and Battles
The Goldenvoice presale begins Thursday, May 4 from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM with the password BRIGHT.
The FYF presale begins Thursday, May 4 from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM with the password LIGHTS.
The general on sale is Friday, May 5 at 10:00 AM. Tickets are available AXS here.
SHOW DATE: Saturday, September 30 at 7:00 PM