The Strokes tour

indie rock, indie, rock, alternative, alternative rock
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About The Strokes

In 1998, the American rock band 鈥淭he Strokes鈥 was formed in New York City. The group is composed of the lead vocalist Julian Casablancas, guitarists and back-up vocalists Nick Valensi and Albert Hammond, Jr., bass guitarist Nikolai Fraiture and drummer Fabrizio Moretti. The band produced Indie Rock, Garage Rock and Post-punk Revival type of music.

The band started when Julian Casablancas, Nick Valensi and Fab Moretti played together when they are studying at Dwight School, Manhattan. Nikolai Fraiture was Julian鈥檚 friend studying in Lycee Francais de New York. Then when Julian went to Switzerland to study, he met Albert Hammond, Jr. When Julian went back to New York and have Albert as his roommate, they started playing at different clubs, like The Spiral, Luna Lounge and Mercury Lounge. Ryan Gentles worked as a Booker in Mercury Lounge. Ryan later resigned and became The Stroke鈥檚 manager.

The band rehearsed songs and recorded their demo. They sent their demo to UK鈥檚 Rough Trade Records. They got the recording company鈥檚 attention and released the band鈥檚 first extended Play 鈥淭he Modern Age鈥. In 2001, August, the band made their first outward show. In October, The Strokes released their debut album 鈥淚s This It鈥. The band received great compliments from their listeners. The album was included in 鈥500 Greatest Album of All Time鈥 by Rolling Stone. They reached the 8th spot in 鈥100 Best Debut Album of All Time鈥 and 2nd place in 鈥100 Best Albums of the 2000s鈥.

The band produced fans from New York City to European countries, Canada, Brazil, up to Australia. Due to September 11 incident, one of the album single, 鈥淣ew York City Cops鈥 was substituted with 鈥淲hen It Started鈥. In 2002, the band performed at UK鈥檚 festival, Carling Weekend, and at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

In 2003, the band had a tour in Japan, playing their upcoming songs. They released their second album 鈥淩oom of Fire鈥. In 2006, 鈥淔irst Impressions of Earth鈥 album was released. In 2011, their fourth album 鈥淎ngles鈥 was released. In 2010, less than a decade after, their debut album 鈥淚s This It鈥 was able to sell over three million and five hundred thousand copies all over the world. In 2013, their fifth album 鈥淐omedown Machine鈥 was released, which sold over five million albums. The band was able to win one award each in these awarding bodies, Brit Awards, Meteor Music Awards and MTV Europe Music Awards.

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