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Strokes Offer First Impressions of First Impressions

This week, the Strokes are going to offer fans in Chicago, Seattle, L.A., and Atlanta a first impression of their new album, First Impressions of Earth. These are the only U.S. dates announced so far for the band.

Late last year there was a great deal of chatter on the Strokes’ official message board regarding a slew of “secret shows” at small clubs that the band would be playing around the January 3 release of First Impressions. No word on the secret shows yet, but many online pundits speculate that the Strokes will play a secret show in their hometown of NYC, as no tour dates are scheduled for the city, and the band has a few weeks before they kick off a U.K. tour. The Strokes hit London Jan. 24 and wrap things up in Ireland on Feb. 21.

Update: Looks like the Strokes will be hitting New York next week: The band will play a live set Jan. 12 at Fuse TV’s midtown studio for a taping 7th Avenue Drop. For those of you who can’t get spots to see Casablancas and his crew do their taping, the Strokes’ set will air Monday, Jan. 16 at 9 P.M. EST on Fuse.

Strokes mini-tour:

1/3, Chicago, IL (Park West)
1/5, Seattle, WA (Crocodile Café)
1/6, Los Angeles, CA (Troubadour)
1/9, Atlanta, GA (The Loft)

The Strokes official site

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