The Strokes Tease New Album The New Abnormal [Updated]

A teaser video features artwork from American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

The Strokes
The Strokes

    Is this it? The Strokes appear set to release a new album called The New Abnormal.

    On Friday, the band posted a video hyping the impending release, complete with artwork created by American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. “You think you’ve been waiting⁣. But the wait has just begun…⁣⁣,” wrote guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. as a caption for the video. “Welcome to 𝐭 𝐡 𝐞 𝐧 𝐞 𝐰 𝐚 𝐛 𝐧 𝐨 𝐫 𝐦 𝐚 𝐥⁣.”

    Update: While performing at a Bernie Sanders campaign rally, The Strokes confirmed an April 10th release date for The New Abnormal. Get more details on the new nine-track album here.

    During The Strokes’ 2020 New Year’s Eve show in Brooklyn, frontman Julian Casablancas teased the impending release of the band’s new album. “Yeah, we’ve got a new album coming out soon! 2020, here we come,” Casablancas told the crowd. “The 2010s, whatever the fuck they’re called, we took ‘em off. And now we’ve been unfrozen and we’re back!”


    If The New Abnormal is in fact the name of The Strokes’ new album it would serve as the long-awaited follow-up to 2013’s Comedown Machine. In 2016, they released the Future Present Past EP.

    In the lead-up to their new album’s release, The Strokes have packed their upcoming tour schedule with a number of festival appearances. They’re also set to appear at a rally on behalf of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire this coming Monday. Get tickets to their upcoming shows here.

    The Strokes 2020 Tour Dates:
    02/10 – Durham, NC @ Whittemore Center Arena
    02/14 – Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle
    02/18 – Paris, FR @ L’Olympia
    02/24 – Belfast, IE @ Waterfront Hall
    03/05 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena *
    03/09 – Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater *
    03/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum *&
    03/20-21 – Monterrey, MX @ Tecate Pa’l Norte
    03/27-29 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Lollapalooza Argentina
    03/27-20 – Santiago, CL @ Lollapalooza Chile
    04/03-05 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Lollapalooza Brasil
    04/03-05 – Bogota, CO @ Festival Estereo Picnic
    05/01-02 – Miami, FL @ III Points
    05/03 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
    05/16 – Guadalajara, MX @ Corona Capital
    06/03 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
    06/12-14 – Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret Festival
    06/25-28 -Bordeaux, FR @ Garorock Experience
    07/02-05 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
    07/09-11 – Oeiras, PT @ NOS Alive Festival
    08/14-16 – Helsinki, FI @ Flow Festival


    * = w/ Alvvays
    & = w/ King Princess


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