Interpol turn on the bright lights at Alexandra Palace

Interpol are celebrating the 15th anniversary of their debut album ‘Turn On The Bright Lights’ with a European tour that will see the band playing the record in its entirety.

The month-long trek, which kicks off in Prague, includes a London show at Alexandra Palace on 1 September.

Tickets go on general sale on 27 January.

Interpol began at New York University in 1997, when guitarist Daniel Kessler recruited bassist Carlos Dengler and singer/guitarist Paul Banks to form a band.

“I didn’t care so much about talented musicians or having similar tastes in music as finding people with a certain sensibility,” Kessler recalls.

In 2002, with drummer Sam Fogarino behind the kit, the band signed to Matador Records and released ‘Turn On The Bright Lights’, which went on to be named Pitchfork’s #1 album of the year and, in the UK, reached NME’s top 10 list.

Featuring the singles ‘PDA’, ‘NYC’, ‘Obstacle 1’, and ‘Say Hello to the Angels’, the LP has gone on to sell over a million copies, while the band has gone on to release four more albums (2004’s ‘Antics’, 2007’s ‘Our Love to Admire’, 2010’s ‘Interpol’, and 2014’s ‘El Pintor’), headline major festivals like Lollapalooza and All Tomorrow’s Parties, and tour with iconic bands including U2 and the Cure.

The band – Banks, Kessler, and Fogarino – are currently working on new material due for release in 2018.


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