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Interpol - Live at Zocálo, Mexico City



Interpol will play the biggest show of their career at Mexico City’s 280,000 capacity main ceremonial square, the Plaza de la Constitución, better known as Zócalo, on Saturday April 20th. The show comes at the request of the Mexican Secretary of Culture, Claudia Curiel de Icaza.

The band stated via Instagram:
Estamos absolutamente electrificados de emoción al anunciar que daremos un concierto gratuito para nuestros fans mexicanos, y de hecho, para fans de todas partes, en el Zócalo en el corazón de la Ciudad de México el sábado 20 de abril de 2024.

¡Es un sueño para nosotros poder actuar en un escenario tan icónico e histórico! Vamos a ponerle ganas, así que vayan o "be square," como dicen.

Más información próximamente.

We are absolutely electric with excitement to announce that we will be playing a free concert for our Mexican fans - and fans from all over for that matter - at the Zócalo in the heart of Mexico City on Saturday April 20, 2024.

It’s a dream for us to be able to perform in such an iconic and historic setting! We are gonna give it some ganas, so be there or be square as they say.

More information to follow soon.

This news follows Interpol's recent announcement that they will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their sophomore album 'Antics' with dates in the United Kingdom this fall.

Interpol on Tour

TICKETS

Saturday, April 20 Zocálo, Mexico City MX
Friday, May 2 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade - Heaven
Sunday, May 5 Houston, TX Revention Music Center
Monday, May 6 San Antonio, TX Boeing Center at Tech Port
Tuesday, May 7 El Paso, TX El Paso County Coliseum
Wednesday, May 8 Mesa, AZ Mesa Amphitheatre
Friday, May 10 Las Vegas, NV The Theater, Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
Saturday, May 11 Pasadena, CA Brookside at the Rose Bowl
Sunday, May 26 Cali, Colombia Orquideorama
Tuesday, May 28 Lima, Peru Costa 21
Friday, May 31 Santiago, Chile Teatro Caupolicán
Sunday, June 2 Buenos Aires, Argentina Luna Park
Wednesday, June 5 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Vivo Rio
Friday, June 7 São Paulo, Brazil Audio Clube
Wednesday, June 19 Mönchengladbach, Germany SparkassenPark
Friday, June 21 Hannover, Germany ZAG Arena
Saturday, June 22 Berlin, Germany Kindl-Bühne Wuhlheide
Monday, June 24 Vienna, Austria Stadthalle Wien
Tuesday, June 25 Gardone Riviera, Italy Anfiteatro del Vittoriale
Friday, June 28 Antwerp, Belgium Middenvijver Linkeroever
Saturday, June 29 Rotterdam, Netherlands Rotterdam Ahoy
Friday, November 1 The Halls, Wolverhampton UK
Saturday, November 2 O2 Apollo, Manchester UK
Monday, November 4 Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow UK
Tuesday, November 5 O2 City Hall, Newcastle UK
Thursday, November 7 Beacon, Bristol UK
Friday, November 8 Alexandra Palace, London UK

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Interpol - 'Antics' 20th Anniversary UK Tour



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In celebration of the 20th anniversary of 'Antics', Interpol have announced several new headlining dates in the United Kingdom set for November 2024, playing the album in full. General on-sale begins next Friday, March 22nd with pre-sale beginning via the band's mailing list next Wednesday at 9am GMT.

Interpol on Tour, 'Antics' Anniversary Dates in Bold

TICKETS

May 2, 2024 Atlanta, GA, US The Masquerade - Heaven
May 5, 2024 Houston, TX, US Revention Music Center
May 6, 2024 San Antonio, TX, US Boeing Center at Tech Port
May 7, 2024 El Paso, TX, US El Paso County Coliseum
May 8, 2024 Mesa, AZ, US Mesa Amphitheatre
May 10, 2024 Las Vegas, NV, US The Theater, Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
May 11, 2024 Pasadena, CA, US Brookside at the Rose Bowl
May 26, 2024 Cali, Colombia Orquideorama
May 28, 2024 Lima, Peru Costa 21
May 31, 2024 Santiago, Chile Teatro Caupolicán
Jun 2, 2024 Buenos Aires, Argentina Luna Park
Jun 5, 2024 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Vivo Rio
Jun 7, 2024 São Paulo, Brazil Audio Clube
Jun 19, 2024 Mönchengladbach, Germany SparkassenPark
Jun 21, 2024 Hannover, Germany ZAG Arena
Jun 22, 2024 Berlin, Germany Kindl-Bühne Wuhlheide
Jun 24, 2024 Vienna, Austria Stadthalle Wien
Jun 25, 2024 Gardone Riviera, Italy Anfiteatro del Vittoriale
Jun 28, 2024 Antwerp, Belgium Middenvijver Linkeroever
Jun 29, 2024 Rotterdam, Netherlands Rotterdam Ahoy
Friday, November 1 The Halls, Wolverhampton UK
Saturday, November 2 O2 Apollo, Manchester UK
Monday, November 4 Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow UK
Tuesday, November 5 O2 City Hall, Newcastle UK
Thursday, November 7 Beacon, Bristol UK
Friday, November 8 Alexandra Palace, London UK

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Interpol - "Greenwich" (Daniel Avery Interpolation)



"Greenwich"



(Interpol photo by Ebru Yildiz)



(Daniel Avery photo by Steve Gullick)

Out today, Daniel Avery’s take on “Greenwich” completes the ‘Interpolations’ series, a collaborative project reworking songs from Interpol’s latest album, ‘The Other Side OfMake-Believe’.

"It’s not an exaggeration to say Interpol’s music helped shape my life as a youngster so it’s with great pride I present this remix for Greenwich,” says Avery. “I was reluctant to touch the track at first but I feel I’ve landed upon my own version of the band’s seductive shadows that have always meant so much to me."

Interpol launched their run of North American tour dates with The Smashing Pumpkins this week in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The band will play a pair of sold out headline shows at LA's Greek Theatre at the end of October, before rounding out the year with dates in Australia, Jakarta and Thailand and a two night residency at New York’s Beacon Theatre. A full tour schedule is below.

"Greenwich" follows interpolations from Makaya McCraven (“Big Shot City”), Jeff Parker (“Passenger”), Jesu (“Toni”) and Water From Your Eyes (“Something Changed”).

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stream / purchase Interpol's 'The Other Side Of Make-Believe'

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Interpol on tour
Wednesday, August 16 Walmart AMP, Rogers AR *
Thursday, August 17 The Orion Amphitheater, Huntsville AL *
Saturday, August 19 iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach FL *
Sunday, August 20 MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa FL *
Tuesday, August 22 PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC, USA *
Thursday, August 24 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ, USA *
Friday, August 25 Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford NH *
Saturday August 26 College Street Music Hall, New Haven CT
Wednesday, August 30 Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh NY *
Thursday, August 31 Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow VA *
Saturday, September 2 Budweiser Stage, Toronto ON *
Monday, September 3 Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa ON *
Tuesday September 4 MTelus, Montreal QC
Wednesday, September 6 Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston MI *
Friday, September 8 FirstBank Amphitheater, Franklin TN *
Saturday, September 9 Ruoff Music Center, Noblesville IN *
Friday, October 27 House of Blues, Anaheim CA ^
Sunday, October 29 The Greek Theater, Los Angeles CA = (SOLD OUT)
Monday, October 30 The Greek Theater, Los Angeles CA ~
Thursday, November 16 Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne AU
Saturday, November 18 The Horndern Pavilion, Moore Park AU (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, November 19 The Horndern Pavilion, Moore Park AU
Wednesday, November 22 Riverstage, Brisbane City AU
Sunday, November 26 Joyland Festival Senayan JK
Sunday, December 3 Maho Rasop Festival, Bangkok TH
Wednesday, December 13 The Beacon Theater, New York NY !
Thursday, December 14 The Beacon Theater, New York NY +
Monday, December 18 9:30 Club, Washington DC $

* with The Smashing Pumpkins
= w/ Jean Dawson and Mareux
~ w/ The Red Pears and DannyLux
~ w/ The Red Pears and DannyLux
! w/ Water From Your Eyes
+ w/ Model/Actriz
$ w/ Via Mardot

Interpol - "Something Changed" (Water From Your Eyes Interpolation), Water From Your Eyes - 'Live From Nate's Bedroom'







(photo by Ebru Yildiz)



photo by Miles Kalchik

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stream / purchase Interpol's 'The Other Side Of Make-Believe'

Water From Your Eyes have taken on recent touring companions Interpol’s track “Something Changed” as part of the latter’s ‘Interpolations’ project, which sees songs from Interpol’s latest album ‘The Other Side Of Make-Believe’ reimagined by different artists.

Taking the original’s punch-drunk piano shuffle and brooding vocals and subjecting them to an expertly wielded sonic and rhythmic sledgehammer, the interpolation adds vocals from Water From Your Eyes vocalist Rachel Brown. “The idea was to invert the tone of the song, like a photo negative,” says Water From Your Eyes’ Nate Amos, “reframing change from something foreboding into something encouraging - as well as creating a conversation between Paul and Rachel in order to place the thoughts externally rather than internally.”



Water From Your Eyes recently performed three songs from their critically acclaimed new album ‘Everyone’s Crushed’ for Bandcamp Live. Joined by additional guitarist Al Nardo, the band shred through album highlights “Barley”, “Out There” and “True Life”. The performance is followed by a conversation with journalist Shaad D’Souza.

stream / purchase Water From Your Eyes' 'Everyone's Crushed'

Later today, Water From Your Eyes' Nate Amos and Interpol's Paul Banks will go live on their bands’ respective Instagram accounts tomorrow for a conversation at approximately 1pm ET.



Now thru July 15, get 25% off ‘Everyone’s Crushed’ and ‘The Other Side of Make-Believe’  at the Matador Webstore or Bandcamp.

Interpol on tour :
Thursday, July 20 MoM Sport, Budapest HU
Saturday, July 22 Colours of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Monday, July 24 Maximum Uniq, Istanbul, TR
Friday, July 28 2023 Low Festival, Benidorm ES
Friday, August 11 Outside Lands, San Francisco CA
Sunday, August 13 Isleta Amphitheater, Albuquerque NM *
Tuesday, August 15 Dos Equis Pavilion, Dallas TX *
Wednesday, August 16 Walmart AMP, Rogers AR *
Thursday, August 17 The Orion Amphitheater, Huntsville AL *
Saturday, August 19 iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach FL *
Sunday, August 20 MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa FL *
Tuesday, August 22 PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC, USA *
Thursday, August 24 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ, USA *
Friday, August 25 Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford NH *
Saturday August 26 College Street Music Hall, New Haven CT
Wednesday, August 30 Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh NY *
Thursday, August 31 Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow VA *
Saturday, September 2 Budweiser Stage, Toronto ON *
Monday, September 3 Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa ON *
Tuesday September 4 MTelus, Montreal QC
Wednesday, September 6 Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston MI *
Friday, September 8 FirstBank Amphitheater, Franklin TN *
Saturday, September 9 Ruoff Music Center, Noblesville IN *
Sunday, October 29 The Greek Theater, Los Angeles CA = (SOLD OUT)
Monday, October 30 The Greek Theater, Los Angeles CA ~

* with The Smashing Pumpkins
= w/ Jean Dawson and Mareux
~ w/ The Red Pears and DannyLux

Interpol Online

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Water From Your Eyes on Tour
Thursday, July 20 Central Park Summerstage, New York NY !
Friday, July 28 Real Love Summer Fest, Teulon MB
Saturday, August 12 Way Out West Festival, Gothenberg SE
Friday, August 18 Lowlands Festival, Biddinghuisen NL
Saturday, August 19 Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons UK
Sunday, August 20 MS Dockville Festival, Hamburg DE
Saturday, September 30 L’Escogriffe Bar Spectacle, Montreal QC
Saturday, October 7 The Crocodile, Seattle WA +
Monday, October 9 Rev Hall, Portland OR +
Wednesday, October 11 The Independent, San Francisco CA +
Friday, November 3 Pitchfork Festival, Berlin DE
Friday, November 10 Pitchfork Festival, Paris FR
Saturday, November 11 Pitchfork Festival, London UK

! w/ Horsegirl, Lifeguard, Iceage
+ w/ Melody’s Echo Chamber

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Interpol - "Toni" (Jesu Interpolation)







photo by Ebru Yildiz



photo by VB

stream / download "Toni" (Jesu Interpolation)
stream / purchase 'The Other Side Of Make-Believe'

Interpol have released the third installment from ‘Interpolations,’ a series of collaborations reworking songs from the band’s latest album ‘The Other Side Of Make-Believe’, which sees Jesu’s cavernous and heavy take on album opener ‘Toni’. Listen HERE.

The track follows interpolations from Makaya McCraven (“Big Shot City”) and Jeff Parker (“Passenger”), with contributions from Daniel Avery and Water From Your Eyes to follow.

"I was overwhelmingly daunted to be asked to remix Interpol in my jesu guise,” says Jesu’s Justin Broadrick. “They're an incredible band, with such a solid discography behind them, and they just ooze identity, I considered that I could not do them any justice at all in my context. Luckily, I persevered, and even more luckily got to a place that both Interpol and I were very, very happy with; I attempted to merge both projects - capture Interpol and juxtapose the fundamental jesu concept - slow, heavy and riddled with loss/melancholy, even adding my own down tuned guitars to the mix. I hope people receive and comprehend this as we collectively do....."

Interpol On Tour :

Thursday, June 15 Neue Theaterfabrik, Munich DE
Friday, 16 June Lido Sounds, Linz AT
16-18 June Traumzeit Festival, Duisburg DE
16-18 June Maifeld Derby, Mannheim DE
Tuesday, June 20 Arenele Romane, Bucharest RO
Wednesday, June 21 Park Centre Junak, Sofia BG
Friday, June 23 2023 Release Athens, Athens GR
Saturday, June 24 I Days Coca-Cola, Milan IT
Monday, June 26 Officine Grandi Riparazioni, Turin IT
Wednesday, June 28 Rome Summer Fest, Cavea, Rome IT
Friday June 30 Summer Series at Trinity College Dublin, Dublin IE
Saturday, June 1 Rock Werchter, Rotselaar, Flanders BE
Wednesday, July 5 Days Off, Paris FR
Friday, July 7 Beauregard Festival, Normandy FR
Sunday, July 9 Liverpool Uni Mountford Hall, Liverpool UK
Monday, July 10 Somerset House, London UK SOLD OUT
Tuesday, July 18 Paleo Festival Nyon, Nyon CH
Thursday, July 20 MoM Sport, Budapest HU
Saturday, July 22 Colours of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Monday, July 24 Maximum Uniq, Istanbul, TR
Friday, July 28 2023 Low Festival, Benidorm ES
Friday, August 11 Outside Lands, San Francisco CA
Sunday, August 13 Isleta Amphitheater, Albuquerque NM *
Tuesday, August 15 Dos Equis Pavilion, Dallas TX *
Wednesday, August 16 Walmart AMP, Rogers AR *
Thursday, August 17 The Orion Amphitheater, Huntsville AL *
Saturday, August 19 iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach FL *
Sunday, August 20 MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa FL *
Tuesday, August 22 PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC, USA *
Thursday, August 24 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ, USA *
Friday, August 25 Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford NH *
Saturday August 26 College Street Music Hall, New Haven CT
Wednesday, August 30 Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh NY *
Thursday, August 31 Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow VA *
Saturday, September 2 Budweiser Stage, Toronto ON *
Monday, September 3 Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa ON *
Tuesday September 4 MTelus, Montreal QC
Wednesday, September 6 Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston MI *
Friday, September 8 FirstBank Amphitheater, Franklin TN *
Saturday, September 9 Ruoff Music Center, Noblesville IN *
Sunday, October 29 The Greek Theater, Los Angeles CA = (SOLD OUT)
Monday, October 30 The Greek Theater, Los Angeles CA ~

* with The Smashing Pumpkins
= w/ Jean Dawson and Mareux
~ w/ The Red Pears and DannyLux

Interpol Online

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Interpol - "Passenger" (Jeff Parker Interpolation)







photo by Ebru Yildiz



photo by David Haskell

Last month, Interpol launched ‘Interpolations,’ a series of collaborations that finds songs from  ‘The Other Side Of Make-Believe’, reworked by artistsDaniel Avery, Makaya McCraven, Jeff Parker, Jesu, and Water From Your Eyes.

Today, you can hear the second installment, an interpolation of “Passenger” created by guitarist and composer Jeff Parker. “When asked to make a remix for Interpol, I was intrigued and initially excited to make something from the drum breaks on the original version of “Passenger,”” explains. Parker. “However, the muse had other plans for me, and it went in a different direction.”

stream / download 'Interpolations'
stream / purchase 'The Other Side Of Make-Believe'

Interpol On Tour (new dates in bold)
Tickets available at https://www.interpolnyc.com/tour-dates

Thursday, May 18 Pabellon Monterrey MX
Saturday, May 20 Tecate Supremo Festival Juarez MX
Sunday, May 21 Corona Capital, Guadalajara MX
Saturday, May 27 Bearded Theory, Walton Upon Trent UK
Sunday, May 28 Brighton Dome, Brighton UK
Monday, May 29 O2 Leeds Academy, Leeds UK
Tuesday, May 30 O2 Academy Edinburgh, Edinburgh UK
Thursday, June 1 O2 Academy Bristol, Bristol UK
Sunday, June 4 Usina Festival, Luxembourg
Tuesday, June 6 Studio, Krakow PL
Wednesday, June 7 Klub Stodo?a, Warsaw PL
8-10 June Sideways Festival, Helsinki FI
Saturday, June 10 Best Kept Secret, Hilvarenbeek NE
Thursday, June 15 Neue Theaterfabrik, Munich DE
Friday, 16 June Lido Sounds, Linz AT
16-18 June Traumzeit Festival, Duisburg DE
16-18 June Maifeld Derby, Mannheim DE
Tuesday, June 20 Arenele Romane, Bucharest RO
Wednesday, June 21 Park Centre Junak, Sofia BG
Friday, June 23 2023 Release Athens, Athens GR
Saturday, June 24 I Days Coca-Cola, Milan IT
Monday, June 26 Officine Grandi Riparazioni, Turin IT
Wednesday, June 28 Rome Summer Fest, Cavea, Rome IT
Friday June 30 Summer Series at Trinity College Dublin, Dublin IE
Saturday, June 1 Rock Werchter, Rotselaar, Flanders BE
Wednesday, July 5 Days Off, Paris FR
Friday, July 7 Beauregard Festival, Normandy FR
Sunday, July 9 Liverpool Uni Mountford Hall, Liverpool UK
Monday, July 10 Somerset House, London UK SOLD OUT
Tuesday, July 18 Paleo Festival Nyon, Nyon CH
Thursday, July 20 MoM Sport, Budapest HU
Saturday, July 22 Colours of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Monday, July 24 Maximum Uniq, Istanbul, TR
Friday, July 28 2023 Low Festival, Benidorm ES
Friday, August 11 Outside Lands, San Francisco CA
Sunday, August 13 Isleta Amphitheater, Albuquerque NM *
Tuesday, August 15 Dos Equis Pavilion, Dallas TX *
Wednesday, August 16 Walmart AMP, Rogers AR *
Thursday, August 17 The Orion Amphitheater, Huntsville AL *
Saturday, August 19 iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach FL *
Sunday, August 20 MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa FL *
Tuesday, August 22 PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC, USA *
Thursday, August 24 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ, USA *
Friday, August 25 Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford NH *
Saturday August 26 College Street Music Hall, New Haven CT
Wednesday, August 30 Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh NY *
Thursday, August 31 Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow VA *
Saturday, September 2 Budweiser Stage, Toronto ON *
Monday, September 3 Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa ON *
Tuestday September 4 MTelus, Montreal QC
Wednesday, September 6 Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston MI *
Friday, September 8 FirstBank Amphitheater, Franklin TN *
Saturday, September 9 Ruoff Music Center, Noblesville IN *

* with The Smashing Pumpkins

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Interpol - 'Interpolations' / "Big Shot City" (Makaya McCraven)







photo by Ebru Yildiz



Makaya McCraven photo by Sulyiman Stokes

Interpol have announced ‘Interpolations’, a project to be released over the coming months, which sees songs from the band’s latest album, ‘The Other Side Of Make-Believe’, reworked by a group of artists encompassing Daniel Avery, Makaya McCraven, Jeff Parker, Jesu and Water From Your Eyes. The first installment of the series is released today, with Makaya McCraven’s interpolation of “Big Shot City”.

(stream / download "Big Shot City" (Makaya McCraven interpolation))



In addition, a mini documentary by photographer and frequent collaborator Atiba Jefferson, "Making 'The Other Side of Make-Believe'" filmed during the band’s recording of 'The Other Side Of Make Believe' in November 2021 in London’s Battery Studio, sees its first wide release today, following its initial debut as part of the Big Shot City album release event in LA.

In a statement on the Interpolations project, the band said:

“We are proud to unveil the ‘Interpolations’ project, a collaborative series wherein 5 talented artists were invited to reimagine tracks from our latest album, 'The Other Side Of Make-Believe' - and the results are truly inspired.

From the Latin drum and bass rhythms applied to “Big Shot City” by Makaya McCraven to the esoteric and propulsive soundscape created by Water From Your Eyes for “Something Changed,” Interpolations is an exotic journey that reframes our songs and joins them to the vision of talented artists we admire.

Daniel Avery completely strips “Greenwich” down to only a few of its component parts - allowing Juliet Seger’s angelic backing vocal to float hypnotically over driving electronic currents.

And the reimaginings of “Passenger” and “Toni” by Jeff Parker and Jesu respectively round out this collection with flare, with recontextualized arrangements underlining and often deepening the emotion, drama and excitement of the originals.

We are so excited that such a great collection of artists were able to connect with our music and we hope these songs connect with you.”

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Interpol On Tour
Tickets available at https://www.interpolnyc.com/tour-dates

Thursday, May 18 Pabellon Monterrey MX
Saturday, May 20 Tecate Supremo Festival Juarez MX
Sunday, May 21 Corona Capital, Guadalajara MX
Saturday, May 27 Bearded Theory, Walton Upon Trent UK
Sunday, May 28 Brighton Dome, Brighton UK
Monday, May 29 O2 Leeds Academy, Leeds UK
Tuesday, May 30 O2 Academy Edinburgh, Edinburgh UK
Thursday, June 1 O2 Academy Bristol, Bristol UK
Sunday, June 4 Usina Festival, Luxembourg
Tuesday, June 6 Studio, Krakow PL
Wednesday, June 7 Klub Stodo?a, Warsaw PL
8-10 June Sideways Festival, Helsinki FI
Saturday, June 10 Best Kept Secret, Hilvarenbeek NE
Thursday, June 15 Neue Theaterfabrik, Munich DE
Friday, 16 June Lido Sounds, Linz AT
16-18 June Traumzeit Festival, Duisburg DE
16-18 June Maifeld Derby, Mannheim DE
Tuesday, June 20 Arenele Romane, Bucharest RO
Wednesday, June 21 Park Centre Junak, Sofia BG
Friday, June 23 2023 Release Athens, Athens GR
Saturday, June 24 I Days Coca-Cola, Milan IT
Monday, June 26 Officine Grandi Riparazioni, Turin IT
Wednesday, June 28 Rome Summer Fest, Cavea, Rome IT
Friday June 30 Summer Series at Trinity College Dublin, Dublin IE
Saturday, June 1 Rock Werchter, Rotselaar, Flanders BE
Wednesday, July 5 Days Off, Paris FR
Friday, July 7 Beauregard Festival, Normandy FR
Sunday, July 9 Liverpool Uni Mountford Hall, Liverpool UK
Monday, July 10 Somerset House, London UK SOLD OUT
Tuesday, July 18 Paleo Festival Nyon, Nyon CH
Thursday, July 20 MoM Sport, Budapest HU
Saturday, July 22 Colours of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Monday, July 24 Maximum Uniq, Istanbul, TR
Friday, July 28 2023 Low Festival, Benidorm ES
Friday, August 11 Outside Lands, San Francisco CA
Sunday, August 13 Isleta Amphitheater, Albuquerque NM *
Tuesday, August 15 Dos Equis Pavilion, Dallas TX *
Wednesday, August 16 Walmart AMP, Rogers AR *
Thursday, August 17 The Orion Amphitheater, Huntsville AL *
Saturday, August 19 iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach FL *
Sunday, August 20 MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa FL *
Tuesday, August 22 PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC, USA *
Thursday, August 24 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ, USA *
Friday, August 25 Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford NH *
Wednesday, August 30 Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh NY *
Thursday, August 31 Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow VA *
Saturday, September 2 Budweiser Stage, Toronto ON *
Monday, September 3 Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa ON *
Wednesday, September 6 Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston MI *
Friday, September 8 FirstBank Amphitheater, Franklin TN *
Saturday, September 9 Ruoff Music Center, Noblesville IN *

 

* with The Smashing Pumpkins

Interpol Online
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Matador Revisionist History Podcast Episode 8: Spoon's Britt Daniel and Interpol's Paul Banks





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Our core philosophy here at Matador Revisionist History HQ is “What you want, once we’re ready.” And this time, we’re really living up to that.

Last summer, we celebrated the 20th anniversaries of Interpol’s Turn on the Bright Lights and Spoon’s Kill the Moonlight – two career-defining records that were released on the very same day in August of 2002.

Around that time, front men Paul Banks and Britt Daniel huddled with our host Matt Sweeney and taped an episode of the RH podcast. Seven months later, we’re finally prepared for you to hear it.

Everybody on this episode goes way, way back: Sweeney met Daniel during Spoon’s first tour. He met Banks when Turn on the Bright Lights was released, which is around the time Banks initially met Daniel. They reminisce about NYC’s Luna Lounge, Paul explains the importance of yelling in an Interpol song, and Britt stakes his claim to the cowboy hat from the “Wild” video.

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Interpol - "Passenger" (Official Music Video)



(photo: Ebru Yildiz)

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Interpol have shared a new video for ‘Passenger’, one of the highlights from this year's The Other Side of Make-Believe. The video came to be unexpectedly – longstanding Interpol fan Jamie McDonald had been experimenting with animation and produced the video on their own, feeling a special connection with the song. After uploading it to one of Interpol’s social pages, the video came to the attention of the band who loved it and asked if they could use it as an official video.



Director Jamie McDonald says: "Passenger spoke to me. As soon as I listened to it, I was inspired. The idea behind the music video visually, is that of a fever dream. We're exploring the subconscious, delving into dreams, and delving even deeper into nightmares. This is really a passion project for me."

Interpol on Tour
Friday, November 4 Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro BR $
Saturday, November 5 Primavera Sound, São Paulo BR $
Tuesday, November 8 Pedreira Paulo Leminski, Curitiba BR
Thursday, November 10 Kilkfest, Asunción PY
Saturday, November 12 Primavera Sound Santiago de Chile, Santiago CL
Sunday, November 13 Primavera Sound Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires AR
Tuesday, November 15 Arena 1, Lima PE $

$ w/ Arctic Monkeys

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Interpol - 'The Black EP' / 'Turn On The Bright Lights' (2002 Documentary)







(photo : Michael Edwards)



On August 20th, Interpol’s canonical debut album 'Turn On The Bright Lights' turns 20. To commemorate this moment, the band today make the fan-favorite and TOTBL companion 'The Black EP' available on digital platforms.

Originally released on August 26, 2003, as a limited-edition CD, the long out of print 'The Black EP' features the studio version of "Say Hello To The Angels", a demo of "NYC" and four TOTBL-era songs recorded live in session for Radio France in 2002, including fabled non-album bonus track "Specialist".

Accompanying the release is a 2002 short documentary on the band made by a French subsidiary of then-label EMI. Hitherto lost in the annals of 144p
YouTube rips, the 13-minute clip is brought to glorious hi-res restoration,
featuring interviews with the band as well as snippets of performances of
‘PDA’, ‘NYC’, ‘Untitled’ and ‘Stella was a diver and she was always down’.



stream 'The Black EP's'
stream / purchase 'Turn On The Bright Lights'
stream / purchase 'The Other Side Of Make-Believe'

'The Black EP'  Tracklist

  1. Say Hello To The Angels

  2. NYC (Demo)

  3. Obstacle 1 (Black Sessions)

  4. Specialist (Black Sessions)

  5. Leif Erikson (Black Sessions)

  6. PDA (Black Sessions)


Turn on the Bright Lights Tracklist

  1. Untitled

  2. Obstacle 1

  3. NYC

  4. PDA

  5. Say Hello to the Angels

  6. Hands Away

  7. Obstacle 2

  8. Stella was a diver and she was always down

  9. Roland

  10. The New

  11. Leif Erikson


Interpol on tour :

Thursday, August 25 Stone Pony Summer Stage, Asbury Park NJ #
Friday, August 26 Budweiser Stage, Toronto ON #
Saturday, August 27 Thompson’s Point, ­Portland ME^
Sunday, August 28 Bold Point Pavilion, Providence RI^
Tuesday, August 30 KEMBA Live! Outdoor, Columbus OH^
Thursday, September 1 ­­Andrew J. Brady Music Center, Cincinnati OH^
Friday, September 2 The Eastern, Atlanta GA %
Saturday, September 3 Rabbit Rabbit, Asheville NC^
Tuesday, September 6 ­Stage AE Outdoors, Pittsburgh PA^
Thursday, September 8 TCU Amphitheater at White River Park, Indianapolis IN^
Friday, September 9 ­Stifel Theatre, St. Louis MO^
Saturday, September 10 The Criterion, Oklahoma City OK^
Tuesday, September 13 The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Las Vegas NV^
Wednesday, September 14 Vina Robles Amphitheatre, Paso Robles CA^
Friday, September 16 Paramount Theatre, Seattle WA^
Saturday, September 17 Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland OR^
Sunday, September 18 Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland OR^
Friday, November 4 Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro BR $
Saturday, November 5 Primavera Sound, São Paulo BR $
Tuesday, November 8 Pedreira Paulo Leminski, Curitiba BR
Thursday, November 10 Kilkfest, Asunción PY
Saturday, November 12 Primavera Sound Santiago de Chile, Santiago CL
Sunday, November 13 Primavera Sound Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires AR
Tuesday, November 15 Arena 1, Lima PE $

# Metric, Spoon
^ w/ Spoon, Water From Your Eyes
$ w/ Arctic Monkeys

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Out Today : Interpol - 'The Other Side Of Make-Believe'





(photo : Ebru Yildiz)



"Gran Hotel"
video directed by Malia James

Interpol today (July 15th) release their seventh album 'The Other Side Of Make-Believe'.

(stream / purchase 'The Other Side Of Make-Believe')

On the sidelines of three sold-out London release shows over the weekend, the band will be attending the opening of the Brick Lane branch of their global exhibition and pop-up shop in collaboration with photographer Atiba Jefferson and Brain Dead Clothing, "Big Shot City". The exhibition will also include installations in Los Angeles, New York, Mexico City and Tokyo. A full list of dates for each location can be found below.

Interpol’s video for latest single ‘Gran Hotel’ is now available to watch on YouTube. Paul Banks says on the song and Malia James-directed clip: “The lyrics to Gran Hotel tell a story of grief and heartbreak, of a character processing loss. Working with a fantastic camera crew and with the help of two very talented actors, Malia created a powerful video that conveys the events that lead to that loss. It’s a work of art filled with mood and color that we are very proud to share with you.”

‘Gran Hotel’ follows the two-part short film for singles ‘Toni’ and ‘Something Changed’ and emerging live favorite ‘Fables’.



Big Shot City exhibition events:

LA:          Hosted at the Brain Dead Studios, 14 – 16 July
NYC:       Hosted at 155 Lafayette Street, 13 – 16 July
MX City:  Hosted at Not A Gallery, 16 – 17 July
Tokyo:     Hosted at Brain Dead’s space in Harajuku – 15 July
London:   Hosted at Truman’s Brewery – 15 – 17 July



 



 



'The Other Side of Make-Believe'  Tracklist
01. Toni
02. Fables
03. Into The Night
04. Mr Credit
05. Something Changed
06. Renegade Hearts
07. Passenger
08. Greenwich
09. Gran Hotel
10. Big Shot City
11. Go Easy (Palermo)

Interpol on Tour
(tickets)

Saturday, July 16 St. John's Hackney (Rough Trade), London UK SOLD OUT
Sunday, July 17 Pryzm (Banquet Records), London UK SOLD OUT
Monday, July 18 Kentish Town Forum, London UK SOLD OUT
Thursday, August 25 Stone Pony Summer Stage, Asbury Park NJ #
Friday, August 26 Budweiser Stage, Toronto ON #
Saturday, August 27 Thompson’s Point, ­Portland ME^
Sunday, August 28 Bold Point Pavilion, Providence RI^
Tuesday, August 30 KEMBA Live! Outdoor, Columbus OH^
Thursday, September 1 ­­Andrew J. Brady Music Center, Cincinnati OH^
Friday, September 2 The Eastern, Atlanta GA %
Saturday, September 3 Rabbit Rabbit, Asheville NC^
Tuesday, September 6 ­Stage AE Outdoors, Pittsburgh PA^
Thursday, September 8 TCU Amphitheater at White River Park, Indianapolis IN^
Friday, September 9 ­Stifel Theatre, St. Louis MO^
Saturday, September 10 The Criterion, Oklahoma City OK^
Tuesday, September 13 The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Las Vegas NV^
Wednesday, September 14 Vina Robles Amphitheatre, Paso Robles CA^
Friday, September 16 Paramount Theatre, Seattle WA^
Saturday, September 17 Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland OR^
Sunday, September 18 Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland OR^
Friday, November 4 Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro BR $
Saturday, November 5 Primavera Sound, São Paulo BR $
Tuesday, November 8 Pedreira Paulo Leminski, Curitiba BR
Thursday, November 10 Kilkfest, Asunción PY
Saturday, November 12 Primavera Sound Santiago de Chile, Santiago CL
Sunday, November 13 Primavera Sound Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires AR
Tuesday, November 15 Arena 1, Lima PE $

# Metric, Spoon
^ w/ Spoon,
$ w/ Arctic Monkeys

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Interpol - Gran Hotel







Ahead of the release of their seventh album 'The Other Side Of Make-Believe' this Friday (July 15th), Interpol have released  a new single and video, "Gran Hotel". Paul Banks says: “The lyrics to Gran Hotel tell a story of grief and heartbreak, of a character processing loss. Working with a fantastic camera crew and with the help of two very talented actors, Malia created a powerful video that conveys the events that lead to that loss. It’s a work of art filled with mood and color that we are very proud to share with you.”

stream / download "Gran Hotel"
"Gran Hotel" video
presave/preorder 'The Other Side of Make-Believe'



Coinciding with the album release, this week commences "Big Shot City" – a global Interpol exhibition and pop-up shop in collaboration with photographer Atiba Jefferson and Brain Dead Clothing. The exhibition will run July 15-17 in London and take place simultaneously in Los Angeles, New York, Mexico City and Tokyo. A full list of dates for each city can be found below.

Each event/space will host a gallery of Jefferson’s exclusive photographs of Interpol, captured throughout the making of the record, alongside special items available for purchase, including limited-edition Interpol x Brain Dead t-shirts (2x designs), an exclusive zine of Jefferson’s photographs designed by Brain Dead, and ultra-limited Jefferson-designed skateboards in partnership with Girl Skateboards. In-person meet-and-greets and Q&A’s with band members, Jefferson and Brain Dead will also take place at some of the events.

Big Shot City exhibition events:

LA: Hosted at the Brain Dead Studios, July 14 – 16
NYC: Hosted at 155 Lafayette Street, July 13 – 16
MX City: Hosted at Not A Gallery, July 16 – 17
Tokyo: Hosted at Brain Dead’s space in Harajuku – July 15
London: Hosted at Truman’s Brewery – July 15 – 17

Interpol on Tour
(tickets)

Saturday, July 16 St. John's Hackney (Rough Trade), London UK SOLD OUT
Sunday, July 17 Pryzm (Banquet Records), London UK SOLD OUT
Monday, July 18 Kentish Town Forum, London UK SOLD OUT
Thursday, August 25 Stone Pony Summer Stage, Asbury Park NJ #
Friday, August 26 Budweiser Stage, Toronto ON #
Saturday, August 27 Thompson’s Point, ­Portland ME^
Sunday, August 28 Bold Point Pavilion, Providence RI^
Tuesday, August 30 KEMBA Live! Outdoor, Columbus OH^
Thursday, September 1 ­­Andrew J. Brady Music Center, Cincinnati OH^
Friday, September 2 The Eastern, Atlanta GA %
Saturday, September 3 Rabbit Rabbit, Asheville NC^
Tuesday, September 6 ­Stage AE Outdoors, Pittsburgh PA^
Thursday, September 8 TCU Amphitheater at White River Park, Indianapolis IN^
Friday, September 9 ­Stifel Theatre, St. Louis MO^
Saturday, September 10 The Criterion, Oklahoma City OK^
Tuesday, September 13 The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Las Vegas NV^
Wednesday, September 14 Vina Robles Amphitheatre, Paso Robles CA^
Friday, September 16 Paramount Theatre, Seattle WA^
Saturday, September 17 Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland OR^
Sunday, September 18 Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland OR^
Friday, November 4 Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro BR $
Saturday, November 5 Primavera Sound, São Paulo BR $
Tuesday, November 8 Pedreira Paulo Leminski, Curitiba BR
Thursday, November 10 Kilkfest, Asunción PY
Saturday, November 12 Primavera Sound Santiago de Chile, Santiago CL
Sunday, November 13 Primavera Sound Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires AR
Tuesday, November 15 Arena 1, Lima PE $

# Metric, Spoon
^ w/ Spoon,
$ w/ Arctic Monkeys

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Interpol - "Fables"



Today Interpol release ‘Fables,’ the third single from their forthcoming full-length, ‘The Other Side of Make-Believe’, out July 15.

Stream / Download "Fables"

Pre-order "The Other Side of Make-Believe"



“‘Fables’ features one of Daniel’s hottest licks,” comments Paul. “A breezy vocal with optimistic lyrics and a bouncy drum beat evocative of classic R&B with a nod to the golden age of hip hop. It’s a summer jam and a piece of music we are particularly proud of.”

The new track follows the band’s well-received first two singles, ‘Toni’ and ‘Something Changed’- which were accompanied by a stellar two-part film directed by Van Alpert.



Interpol on Tour, New Dates in Bold
(tickets)
Saturday, May 21 Just Like Heaven Festival, Los Angeles CA ***
Saturday, May 28 Palacio De Los Deportes, Mexico City MX ****
Wednesday, June 8 Sala Apolo, Barcelona ES
Thursday, June 9 Primavera Sound, Barcelona ES
Saturday, June 11 Primavera Sound, Porto PT
Sunday, June 12 Templehof Sounds Festival, Berlin DE
Tuesday, June 14 The Roundhouse, London UK
Wednesday, June 15 The Roundhouse, London UK
Thursday, June 16 Ancienne Belgique, Brussels BE
Saturday, June 18 Salle Pleyel, Paris FR
Sunday, June 19 Pinkpop Festival, Landgraaf NL
Thursday, August 25  Stone Pony Summer Stage, Asbury Park NJ^
Friday, August 26 Budweiser Stage, Toronto ON #
Saturday, August 27 Thompson’s Point, ­Portland ME^
Sunday, August 28 Bold Point Pavilion, Providence RI^
Tuesday, August 30 KEMBA Live! Outdoor, Columbus OH^
Thursday, September 1 ­­Andrew J. Brady Music Center, Cincinnati OH^
Friday, September 2 The Eastern, Atlanta GA %
Saturday, September 3 Rabbit Rabbit, Asheville NC^
Tuesday, September 6 ­Stage AE Outdoors, Pittsburgh PA^
Thursday, September 8 TCU Amphitheater at White River Park, Indianapolis IN^
Friday, September 9 ­Stifel Theatre, St. Louis MO^
Saturday, September 10 The Criterion, Oklahoma City OK^
Tuesday, September 13 The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Las Vegas NV^
Wednesday, September 14 Vina Robles Amphitheatre, Paso Robles CA^
Friday, September 16 Paramount Theatre, Seattle WA^
Saturday, September 17 Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland OR^
Sunday, September 18 Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland OR^
Friday, November 4 Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro BR $
Saturday, November 5 Primavera Sound, São Paulo BR $
Tuesday, November 8 Pedreira Paulo Leminski, Curitiba BR
Thursday, November 10 Kilkfest, Asunción PY
Saturday, November 12 Primavera Sound Santiago de Chile, Santiago CL
Sunday, November 13 Primavera Sound Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires AR
Tuesday, November 15 Arena 1, Lima PE $

* w/ Tycho and Matthew Dear
** w/ Matthew Dear
*** w/ The Shins, Modest Mouse, M.I.A. and more
**** w/ Dry Cleaning
# Metric, Spoon
^ w/ Spoon, The Goon Sax
$ w/ Arctic Monkeys

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Interpol - South American Fall 2022 Tour Dates



Interpol have announced their return to South America, slated for Fall 2022, including performances with Arctic Monkeys and the Primavera Sound festival. A full list of shows and ticket links is below.

Pre-order The Other Side of Make-Believe / Stream "Toni" & "Something Changed"

Interpol on Tour, New Dates in Bold
(tickets)
Monday, April 25 The Factory In Deep Ellum, Dallas TX *
Tuesday, April 26 ACL Live At The Moody Theater, Austin TX * (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, April 28 Marquee Theatre, Tempe AZ *
Friday, April 29 Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, San Diego CA * (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, April 30 Greek Theater, Berkeley CA *
Monday, May 2 The Union, Salt Lake City UT *
Tuesday, May 3 Mission Ballroom, Denver CO **
Thursday, May 5 Palace Theatre, St. Paul MN *
Friday, May 6 Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom, Chicago IL *
Saturday, May 7 The Fillmore, Detroit MI *
Sunday, May 8 Agora Theatre, Cleveland OH *
Tuesday, May 10 The Anthem, Washington DC *
Wednesday, May 11 Roadrunner, Boston MA *
Friday, May 13 The Met, Philadelphia PA *
Saturday, May 14 Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY *
Sunday, May 15 Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY *
Saturday, May 21 Just Like Heaven Festival, Los Angeles CA ***
Saturday, May 28 Palacio De Los Deportes, Mexico City MX ****
Wednesday, June 8 Sala Apolo, Barcelona ES
Thursday, June 9 Primavera Sound, Barcelona ES
Saturday, June 11 Primavera Sound, Porto PT
Sunday, June 12 Templehof Sounds Festival, Berlin DE
Tuesday, June 14 The Roundhouse, London UK
Wednesday, June 15 The Roundhouse, London UK
Thursday, June 16 Ancienne Belgique, Brussels BE
Saturday, June 18 Salle Pleyel, Paris FR
Sunday, June 19 Pinkpop Festival, Landgraaf NL
Thursday, August 25  Stone Pony Summer Stage, Asbury Park NJ^
Friday, August 26 Budweiser Stage, Toronto ON #
Saturday, August 27 Thompson’s Point, ­Portland ME^
Sunday, August 28 Bold Point Pavilion, Providence RI^
Tuesday, August 30 KEMBA Live! Outdoor, Columbus OH^
Thursday, September 1 ­­Andrew J. Brady Music Center, Cincinnati OH^
Friday, September 2 The Eastern, Atlanta GA %
Saturday, September 3 Rabbit Rabbit, Asheville NC^
Tuesday, September 6 ­Stage AE Outdoors, Pittsburgh PA^
Thursday, September 8 TCU Amphitheater at White River Park, Indianapolis IN^
Friday, September 9 ­Stifel Theatre, St. Louis MO^
Saturday, September 10 The Criterion, Oklahoma City OK^
Tuesday, September 13 The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Las Vegas NV^
Wednesday, September 14 Vina Robles Amphitheatre, Paso Robles CA^
Friday, September 16 Paramount Theatre, Seattle WA^
Saturday, September 17 Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland OR^
Sunday, September 18 Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland OR^
Friday, November 4 Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro BR $
Saturday, November 5 Primavera Sound, São Paulo BR $
Tuesday, November 8 Pedreira Paulo Leminski, Curitiba BR
Thursday, November 10 Kilkfest, Asunción PY
Saturday, November 12 Primavera Sound Santiago de Chile, Santiago CL
Sunday, November 13 Primavera Sound Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires AR
Tuesday, November 15 Arena 1, Lima PE $

* w/ Tycho and Matthew Dear
** w/ Matthew Dear
*** w/ The Shins, Modest Mouse, M.I.A. and more
**** w/ Dry Cleaning
# Metric, Spoon
^ w/ Spoon, The Goon Sax
$ w/ Arctic Monkeys

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Interpol - "Something Changed"



"Something Changed"
directed by Van Alpert



photo by Atiba Jefferson



 

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stream/download "Something Changed"

Last week, Interpol premiered “Toni”, the first single from their new album ‘The Other Side Of Make-Believe’, released July 15th on Matador. The song was accompanied by the opening instalment of a two-part film directed by Van Alpert.

Today, Interpol release the second and concluding part, as well as unveil new song "Something Changed".Singer Paul Banks says: “In ‘Something Changed,’ part two of our short film with Van Alpert, reality and reverie converge and our two lead characters find themselves in a kind of dream state - being pursued inexorably by an ominous figure (played by myself.) The lives of the three are intertwined in a nebula of fear, retribution, desire, and defiance. Who will receive their just deserts? Stay tuned and find out.”

Director Van Alpert: “Paul and I like the idea that 'Something Changed' would be like a dream. It’s as if our two main characters wake up from what happened in ‘Toni’ and their lives are irreparably different. They are now on the run from some dark force that is a bit more primal and encroaching.”

Interpol on tour (tickets)

Monday, April 25 The Factory In Deep Ellum, Dallas TX *
Tuesday, April 26 ACL Live At The Moody Theater, Austin TX * (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, April 28 Marquee Theatre, Tempe AZ *
Friday, April 29 Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, San Diego CA * (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, April 30 Greek Theater, Berkeley CA *
Monday, May 2 The Union, Salt Lake City UT *
Tuesday, May 3 Mission Ballroom, Denver CO **
Thursday, May 5 Palace Theatre, St. Paul MN *
Friday, May 6 Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom, Chicago IL *
Saturday, May 7 The Fillmore, Detroit MI *
Sunday, May 8 Agora Theatre, Cleveland OH *
Tuesday, May 10 The Anthem, Washington DC *
Wednesday, May 11 Roadrunner, Boston MA *
Friday, May 13 The Met, Philadelphia PA *
Saturday, May 14 Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY *
Sunday, May 15 Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY *
Saturday, May 21 Just Like Heaven Festival, Los Angeles CA ***
Saturday, May 28 Palacio De Los Deportes, Mexico City MX ****
Wednesday, June 8 Sala Apolo, Barcelona ES
Thursday, June 9 Primavera Sound, Barcelona ES
Saturday, June 11 Primavera Sound, Porto PT
Sunday, June 12 Templehof Sounds Festival, Berlin DE
Tuesday, June 14 The Roundhouse, London UK
Wednesday, June 15 The Roundhouse, London UK
Thursday, June 16 Ancienne Belgique, Brussels BE
Saturday, June 18 Salle Pleyel, Paris FR
Sunday, June 19 Pinkpop Festival, Landgraaf NL
Thursday, August 25  Stone Pony Summer Stage, Asbury Park NJ^
Friday, August 26 Budweiser Stage, Toronto ON #
Saturday, August 27 Thompson’s Point, ­Portland ME^
Sunday, August 28 Bold Point Pavilion, Providence RI^
Tuesday, August 30 KEMBA Live! Outdoor, Columbus OH^
Thursday, September 1 ­­Andrew J. Brady Music Center, Cincinnati OH^
Friday, September 2 The Eastern, Atlanta GA %
Saturday, September 3 Rabbit Rabbit, Asheville NC^
Tuesday, September 6 ­Stage AE Outdoors, Pittsburgh PA^
Thursday, September 8 TCU Amphitheater at White River Park, Indianapolis IN^
Friday, September 9 ­Stifel Theatre, St. Louis MO^
Saturday, September 10 The Criterion, Oklahoma City OK^
Tuesday, September 13 The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Las Vegas NV^
Wednesday, September 14 Vina Robles Amphitheatre, Paso Robles CA^
Friday, September 16 Paramount Theatre, Seattle WA^
Saturday, September 17 Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland OR^
Sunday, September 18 Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland OR^

* w/ Tycho and Matthew Dear
** w/ Matthew Dear
*** w/ The Shins, Modest Mouse, M.I.A. and more
**** w/ Dry Cleaning
# Metric, Spoon
^ w/ Spoon, The Goon Sax

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Coming July 15 : Interpol - 'The Other Side of Make-Believe'





photo by Atiba Jefferson


"Toni" - directed by Van Alpert

presave / preorder 'The Other Side of Make-Believe'
stream / download 'Toni'

“Still in shape, my methods refined,” sings Paul Banks on "Toni", the opening track and lead single from Interpol’s 7th LP 'The Other Side of Make-Believe'. The album breaks fresh ground for the group: parallel to exploring the sinister undercurrents of contemporary life, Interpol’s new songs are imbued with pastoral longing and newfound grace. Daniel Kessler's serpentine guitar arrangements crest skywards, Samuel Fogarino shatters his percussive precision into strange metres, while Paul Banks’ sonorous voice exudes a vulnerability that is likely to catch most long-term fans of the band off guard. After all, says Banks, “there’s always a seventh time for a first impression.”

'The Other Side of Make-Believe' began remotely across 2020. In early 2021, Interpol reconvened to flesh out new material at a rented home in the Catskills, before completing it later that year in North London, working for the first time with production veteran Flood (Mark Ellis), as well as teaming up again with former co-producer Alan Moulder.

If fate didn’t quite ordain the circumstances for Interpol’s seventh album, it was at least fortunate that the band had happily concluded their Marauder cycle on stage in front of 30 thousand-odd Peruvian fans. Rather than be sent scrambling like so many other musicians, when the first lockdown clamped Interpol had no new release to promote and no tour to rearrange. They quickly got into a productive mood.

Writing on their own in those geographically-dispersed early stages gave the members a way out of their respective heads: “We really extracted the honey out of this situation”, says Fogarino. Kessler echoes the sentiment: “Working alone was raw at first, but has opened up a vivid new chapter for us.” In the Interpol Venn Diagram, each member found a way of expanding their individual circle in perfect harmony.

As Banks was grounded in Edinburgh for close to nine months, he got cosy in a window-side chair with a pen, pad and atypically cream-coloured bass guitar. “We usually write live, but for the first time I’m not shouting over a drumkit,” he says. “Daniel and I have a strong enough chemistry that I could picture how my voice would complement the scratch demos he emailed over. Then I could turn the guys down on my laptop, locate these colourful melodies and generally get the message across in an understated fashion.” Banks adjusting his personal volume dimmer to a hush chimes with a period of global disquiet and the yearn for reconnection:  "Flood told me the vocals on the demos evoked Mickey Rourke in "Barfly", singing to a patron at the end of the tabletop, and we never felt the need to flip that smoky intimacy into something big and loud when it came to rehearse and record. I got a real kick out of doing the opposite.”

Coming from a group whose early material was characterised by Polish knife-wielders and incarcerated serial killers, you might expect Interpol’s take on the present day to be an emotional tar pit — perhaps doubly so, given the towering credentials of Flood and Moulder’s history with Nine Inch Nails, Curve, Gary Numan, Depeche Mode and more.

Yet Banks felt the call to push in a “counterbalancing” direction, with paeans to mental resilience and the quiet power of going easy. “The nobility of the human spirit is to rebound,” he says. “Yeah, I could focus on how fucked everything is, but I feel now is the time when being hopeful is necessary, and a still-believable emotion within what makes Interpol Interpol.” Kessler concurs: “The process of writing this record and searching for tender, resonant emotions took me back to teenage years; it was transformative, almost euphoric. I felt a rare sensation of purpose biting on the end of my fishing rod and I was compelled to reel it in.”

Even with spare piano caressing the intro of "Something Changed", open-hearted cyclical chord progressions on "Passenger", or anthemic waves of Kessler’s cresting guitar on "Big Shot City", it doesn’t mean Interpol are entirely stopping to smell the roses, though. 'The Other Side of Make-Believe'’s title, cover and a frequent lyrical lean toward fables, smokescreens and the mutability of truth reflect Banks’ disgust with the curdling of the information age. “I feel like the slipperiness of reality, and being willing to get violent on the basis of a factual disagreement, has had a super strenuous effect on the psyche of everyone in the world. Although,” he laughs, “I was talking about it so often that it kind of spooked my bandmates, so I found a way to express my concerns more through the lens of human beings' non-rational faculties, and less civilizational collapse.”

On 'The Other Side of Make-Believe', a deep interpersonal understanding means each member respects the other’s respective strengths better than ever, letting Interpol’s elemental qualities shine through. Song by song, Kessler sketches the architectural blueprint (invariably while watching a film — locus of inspiration for almost every song in the band’s catalogue), Banks frames artwork on the wall, then Fogarino arranges the furniture to have a certain positioning and intent.

Fogarino highlights Flood’s part in this equation “was to hyperbolise all of our good qualities. Our band has never exploited rock ‘n roll tropes, no big drum fills or wailing solos, so he located the core honesty in our sound and found a way to widen it. There’s a phrase I love about drumming: ‘the rhythm hates the melody’ — the best kind of drumming either totally accentuates what’s being conveyed, or ploughs through it.” So what does the splashy, dramatic beat on songs like "Renegade Hearts" and "Gran Hotel" imply? The answer comes back with a grin: “I guess Flood gave me room to plough.”

The band found themselves struck by the producer’s egoless way of operating and the breeziness of recording in his North London studio. They also seem charged by how much Flood and Moulder complimented, rather than challenged, their kinetic energy when performing. “I wouldn’t change a thing,” Kessler states. And though he means Flood and Moulder’s contributions, that sentiment extends to Interpol’s work as a whole.

'The Other Side of Make-Believe' will soon feel as familiar in the public consciousness as it is to Paul Banks, Daniel Kessler and Sam Fogarino. Ever the paradox, the noirish trio have weathered nearly seven albums’ and several line-ups’ worth of rollercoasters far better than anyone might have predicted, never letting their sense of purpose escape. Over time, tags like ‘alternative’ and ‘indie’ have even faded from view. They are simply a rock group nowadays; one of the most distinctive, consequential and enduring rock groups of the 21st century so far. And a quarter-century into their lifespan, the band are all fired up again.

Interpol: their methods refined, still in terrific shape.
– Gabriel Szatan

'The Other Side of Make-Believe'
01. Toni
02. Fables
03. Into The Night
04. Mr Credit
05. Something Changed
06. Renegade Hearts
07. Passenger
08. Greenwich
09. Gran Hotel
10. Big Shot City
11. Go Easy (Palermo)









Interpol on tour (tickets)

Monday, April 25 The Factory In Deep Ellum, Dallas TX *
Tuesday, April 26 ACL Live At The Moody Theater, Austin TX * (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, April 28 Marquee Theatre, Tempe AZ *
Friday, April 29 Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, San Diego CA * (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, April 30 Greek Theater, Berkeley CA *
Monday, May 2 The Union, Salt Lake City UT *
Tuesday, May 3 Mission Ballroom, Denver CO **
Thursday, May 5 Palace Theatre, St. Paul MN *
Friday, May 6 Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom, Chicago IL *
Saturday, May 7 The Fillmore, Detroit MI *
Sunday, May 8 Agora Theatre, Cleveland OH *
Tuesday, May 10 The Anthem, Washington DC *
Wednesday, May 11 Roadrunner, Boston MA *
Friday, May 13 The Met, Philadelphia PA *
Saturday, May 14 Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY *
Sunday, May 15 Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY *
Saturday, May 21 Just Like Heaven Festival, Los Angeles CA ***
Saturday, May 28 Palacio De Los Deportes, Mexico City MX ****
Wednesday, June 8 Sala Apolo, Barcelona ES
Thursday, June 9 Primavera Sound, Barcelona ES
Saturday, June 11 Primavera Sound, Porto PT
Sunday, June 12 Templehof Sounds Festival, Berlin DE
Tuesday, June 14 The Roundhouse, London UK
Wednesday, June 15 The Roundhouse, London UK
Thursday, June 16 Ancienne Belgique, Brussels BE
Saturday, June 18 Salle Pleyel, Paris FR
Sunday, June 19 Pinkpop Festival, Landgraaf NL
Thursday, August 25  Stone Pony Summer Stage, Asbury Park NJ^
Friday, August 26 Budweiser Stage, Toronto ON #
Saturday, August 27 Thompson’s Point, ­Portland ME^
Sunday, August 28 Bold Point Pavilion, Providence RI^
Tuesday, August 30 KEMBA Live! Outdoor, Columbus OH^
Thursday, September 1 ­­Andrew J. Brady Music Center, Cincinnati OH^
Friday, September 2 The Eastern, Atlanta GA %
Saturday, September 3 Rabbit Rabbit, Asheville NC^
Tuesday, September 6 ­Stage AE Outdoors, Pittsburgh PA^
Thursday, September 8 TCU Amphitheater at White River Park, Indianapolis IN^
Friday, September 9 ­Stifel Theatre, St. Louis MO^
Saturday, September 10 The Criterion, Oklahoma City OK^
Tuesday, September 13 The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Las Vegas NV^
Wednesday, September 14 Vina Robles Amphitheatre, Paso Robles CA^
Friday, September 16 Paramount Theatre, Seattle WA^
Saturday, September 17 Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland OR^
Sunday, September 18 Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland OR^

* w/ Tycho and Matthew Dear
** w/ Matthew Dear
*** w/ The Shins, Modest Mouse, M.I.A. and more
**** w/ Dry Cleaning
# Metric, Spoon
^ w/ Spoon, The Goon Sax

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Interpol - Bandcamp Friday



Interpol, who just announced a co-headlining tour alongside Spoon this summer, has added six albums and one EP from their catalog to Bandcamp today as the service waives their revenue share until midnight PT. Other forthcoming, new, and less-than-new music available today includes albums from Horsegirl, Perfume Genius, Pavement, Spoon, Belle and Sebastian, Lucy Dacus, and much, much more.

Matador Records on Bandcamp



 

Interpol / Spoon - Lights, Camera, Factions Tour







Photos: Oliver Halfin (Spoon), Atiba Jefferson (Interpol)
Hugo Nobay (The Goon Sax)

This fall, Interpol and Spoon will join forces for the “Lights, Camera, Factions” tour, a coast-to-coast run of North American co-headlining dates also featuring The Goon Sax.

The trip kicks off on August 25th in Asbury Park at The Stone Pony Summer Stage and concludes with a two-night stand on September 17th and 18th at Portland, OR’s Pioneer Square. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am local times.

Interpol and Spoon - "Lights, Camera, Factions" Tour, On sale this Friday

Thursday, August 25  Stone Pony Summer Stage, Asbury Park NJ
Friday, August 26 Budweiser Stage, Toronto ON #
Saturday, August 27 Thompson’s Point, ­Portland ME
Sunday, August 28 Bold Point Pavilion, Providence RI
Tuesday, August 30 KEMBA Live! Outdoor, Columbus OH
Thursday, September 1 ­­Andrew J. Brady Music Center, Cincinnati OH
Friday, September 2 The Eastern, Atlanta GA %
Saturday, September 3 Rabbit Rabbit, Asheville NC
Sunday, September 4 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville TN *
Tuesday, September 6 ­Stage AE Outdoors, Pittsburgh PA
Thursday, September 8 TCU Amphitheater at White River Park, Indianapolis IN
Friday, September 9 ­Stifel Theatre, St. Louis MO
Saturday, September 10 The Criterion, Oklahoma City OK
Tuesday, September 13 The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Las Vegas NV
Wednesday, September 14 Vina Robles Amphitheatre, Paso Robles CA
Friday, September 16 Paramount Theatre, Seattle WA
Saturday, September 17 Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland OR
Sunday, September 18 Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland OR

# Metric, Interpol, Spoon
% Interpol only
* Spoon Only
All dates with The Goon Sax except 8/26

Interpol On Tour


Tickets Available at: interpolnyc.com/tourdates/

Monday, April 25 The Factory In Deep Ellum, Dallas TX *
Tuesday, April 26 ACL Live At The Moody Theater, Austin TX *
Thursday, April 28 Marquee Theatre, Tempe AZ *
Friday, April 29 Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, San Diego CA *
Saturday, April 30 Greek Theater, Berkeley CA *
Monday, May 2 The Union, Salt Lake City UT *
Tuesday, May 3 Mission Ballroom, Denver CO **
Thursday, May 5 Palace Theatre, St. Paul MN *
Friday, May 6 Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom, Chicago IL *
Saturday, May 7 The Fillmore, Detroit MI *
Sunday, May 8 Agora Theatre, Cleveland OH *
Tuesday, May 10 The Anthem, Washington DC *
Wednesday, May 11 Roadrunner, Boston MA *
Friday, May 13 The Met, Philadelphia PA *
Saturday, May 14 Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY *
Sunday, May 15 Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY *
Saturday, May 21 Just Like Heaven Festival, Los Angeles CA ***
Saturday, May 28 Palacio De Los Deportes, Mexico City MX ****
Wednesday, June 8 Sala Apolo, Barcelona ES
Thursday, June 9 Primavera Sound, Barcelona ES
Saturday, June 11 Primavera Sound, Porto PT
Sunday, June 12 Templehof Sounds Festival, Berlin DE
Tuesday, June 14 The Roundhouse, London UK
Wednesday, June 15 The Roundhouse, London UK
Thursday, June 16 Ancienne Belgique, Brussels BE
Saturday, June 18 Salle Pleyel, Paris FR
Sunday, June 19 Pinkpop Festival, Landgraaf NL

* w/ Tycho and Matthew Dear
** w/ Matthew Dear
*** w/ The Shins, Modest Mouse, M.I.A. and more
**** w/ Dry Cleaning

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Spoon on Tour  :

April 6 - Boston, MA - House of Blues #
April 8 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall #
April 9 - Richmond, VA - The National #
April 11 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club #
April 15 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore #
Aprl 16 - New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom #
April 18 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit #
April 19 - Chicago, Il - The Riviera Theatre #
April 21 - St. Paul, MN - Palace Theatre #
April 22 - St. Paul, MN - Palace Theatre # (SOLD OUT)
April 23 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave #
April 25 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note #
April 28 - Wilmington, NC - Greenfield Lake Amphitheater #
April 29 - Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Festival
May 24 - Denver, CO - Mission Ballroom *
May 25 - Salt Lake City, UT- The Complex *
May 27 - Bottle Rock Festival, Napa Valley CA
May 28 - Sacramento, CA - Ace Of Spades *
May 29 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore *
May 31 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up *
June 2 - Los Angeles, CA – Palladium *
June 3 - Tucson, AZ - The Rialto Theatre *
June 4 - Phoenix, AZ -The Van Buren *

* w/ Margaret Glaspy
^ w/ Geese

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stream / purchase Spoon’s ‘Lucifer On The Sofa’ :  spoon.ffm.to/lots

stream / purchase Interpol’s ‘Marauder’ : https://smarturl.it/marauder

stream / purchase The Goon Sax’s ‘Mirror II’  : https://thegoonsax.ffm.to/mirrorii.owe

Interpol - New 2022 Dates On Sale Friday







(photo : Atiba Jefferson)

This spring, Interpol will embark its first tour in two years with dates across the US, UK, and EU.

The US leg of the tour kicks off in Dallas, TX on April 25 and concludes with two nights at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, NY. In between, Interpol will make stops in Denver, D.C., and Boston, among other cities. The band will also perform headline sets at Just Like Heaven Fest in Los Angeles, Palacio De Los Deportes in Mexico City, and Primavera Sound in Barcelona. Find the complete itinerary below.

For US dates, Interpol will be joined by Tycho and Matthew Dear. In Mexico City, they will be joined by Dry Cleaning.

Interpol have just finished recording their 7th studio album with producers Flood & Moulder at Battery Studio in London. New music is coming soon.

Interpol On Tour, Dates On Sale Friday

Tickets Available at: interpolnyc.com/tourdates/

Monday, April 25 The Factory In Deep Ellum, Dallas TX *
Tuesday, April 26 ACL Live At The Moody Theater, Austin TX *
Thursday, April 28 Marquee Theatre, Tempe AZ *
Friday, April 29 Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, San Diego CA *
Saturday, April 30 Greek Theater, Berkeley CA *
Monday, May 2 The Union, Salt Lake City UT *
Tuesday, May 3 Mission Ballroom, Denver CO **
Thursday, May 5 Palace Theatre, St. Paul MN *
Friday, May 6 Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom, Chicago IL *
Saturday, May 7 The Fillmore, Detroit MI *
Sunday, May 8 Agora Theatre, Cleveland OH *
Tuesday, May 10 The Anthem, Washington DC *
Wednesday, May 11 Roadrunner, Boston MA *
Friday, May 13 The Met, Philadelphia PA *
Saturday, May 14 Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY *
Sunday, May 15 Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY *
Saturday, May 21 Just Like Heaven Festival, Los Angeles CA ***
Saturday, May 28 Palacio De Los Deportes, Mexico City MX ****
Wednesday, June 8 Sala Apolo, Barcelona ES
Thursday, June 9 Primavera Sound, Barcelona ES
Saturday, June 11 Primavera Sound, Porto PT
Sunday, June 12 Templehof Sounds Festival, Berlin DE
Tuesday, June 14 The Roundhouse, London UK
Wednesday, June 15 The Roundhouse, London UK
Thursday, June 16 Ancienne Belgique, Brussels BE
Saturday, June 18 Salle Pleyel, Paris FR
Sunday, June 19 Pinkpop Festival, Landgraaf NL

 

* w/ Tycho and Matthew Dear
** w/ Matthew Dear
*** w/ The Shins, Modest Mouse, M.I.A. and more
**** w/ Dry Cleaning

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Interpol - "Mind Over Time" (Bonus Track)



Interpol has released "Mind Over Time," from the sessions for their third album Our Love To Admire originally released in 2007. Previously only available on the Japanese CD edition of the album, the track is now widely available to stream / download.

Stream / Purchase "Mind Over Time" (Bonus Track)




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