The release date for the new The Strokes album has been confirmed!
According to bassist Nikolai Fraiture, the bands fourth LP will arrive in the U.S. on March 22 via RCA. Thanks to TwentyFourBit for grabbing a screenshot of his Facebook page, where he responded to a fan inquiring about the 3/22 drop date and single set for February:
The album does not have a title, but will feature 10 songs recorded in New York’s Catskill Mountains. Here is what Fraiture had to say to BBC radiohost Zane Lowe, “Sonically, I feel it’s the album which should have been made between Room on Fire and First Impressions of Earth.” The Strokes have announced a small number of tour dates for 2011 with only on U.S. date:
03-12 Las Vegas, NV – The Chelsea @ The Cosmopolitan 07-16 Lisbon, Portugal – Super Bock Super Rock 07-14-17 Benicassim, Spain – Benicassim Festival 08-13 Tokyo, Japan – Summer Sonic 08-14 Osaka, Japan – Summer Sonic