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