Interpol Release Free EP, Goes On Tour, Loses Dave Pajo in the Midst


Things are looking up and down for Interpol. Should we start with the bad news first? Dave Pajo who recently replaced the infamous Carlos D. last year, has just stated that he is out of the band. Pajo explained in a press release that “I’ll be taking a break from touring to focus on family. There are no personal, artistic or health reasons– it’s really as simple as that!” Though the statement on his Facebook the next day makes us think that he has something else in store for the music world as it reads “Thank you, friends, for all your kind words of support and well-wishes!!! Exciting news ahead, stay posted.” Currently Brad Truax from Soliders of Fortune who just put out a release on Mexican Summer (the same label that houses Best Coast) will be taking over bass duties for the band.

In happier news for the band, in the midst of an international tour, they have just put out a North American TourEP which also features the openers on the dates, School of Seven Bells and Matthew Dear. You can download the goodies right HERE.

TOUR DATES:

March
3 – Hamburg, Germany @ Docks
4 – Hamburg, Germany @ Docks
6 – Oslo, Norway @ Sentrum Scene
7 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Cirkus
8 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ KB Hall
10 – Leipzig, Germany @ Aueensee
11 – Luxembourg @ Rokhall
12 – Munich, Germany @ Zenith
14 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Komplex
15 – Paris, France @ Zenith
16 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Lotto Arena
18 – Bournemouth, England @ O2 Academy
19 – Bristol, U.K. @ Colston Hall
20 – Cambridge, U.K. @ Corn Exchange
22 – Leeds, U.K @ O2 Academy
23 – London, England @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Interpol w/ School of Seven Bells:

April
13 – Reno, Nev. @ Knitting Factory
14 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Crest Theatre
17 – Tucson, Ariz. @ Rialto Theatre
18 – Alburquerque, N.M. @ Sunshine Theatre
20 – Tulsa, Okla. @ Cain’s Ballroom
21 – Austin, Texas @ Austin Music Hall
22 – Helotes, Texas @ Josabis Amphitheater
24 – Kansas City, MO @ The Beaumont Club
25 – Memphis, Tenn. @ Minglewood Hall
26 – New Orleans, La. @ House of Blues
28 – Tampa, Fla. @ The Ritz
29 – Miami Beach, Fla. @ Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie
30 – Lake Buena Vista, Fla. @ House of Blues

May
2 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Ryman Auditorium
3 – Charlotte, N.C. @ The Fillmore
4 – Raleigh, N.C. @ Disco Rodeo

Interpol Announces Ambitious Tour Schedule


Interpol Schedule Another U.S. Tour

Interpol must really love road trips. How else can you explain their almost demented touring schedule?

Apart from starting a North American tour (with School of Seven Bells) later on in January, the group is hitting Europe with Matthew Dear this March. If that wasn’t enough, Interpol will be opening for U2 in a series of stadium shows across the US this summer. Oh and in between all that, they will have their own headlining tour starting in April.

You can see Interpol (with various other bands) pretty much in any major city on the globe. Their incredibly packed tour schedule looks like this:

01-27 Vancouver, British Columbia – Orpheum Theater ^

01-28 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo ^

01-29 Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre ^

01-31 San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre ^

02-02 La Jolla, CA – Rimac Arena (UCSD) ^

02-04 Santa Barbara, CA – UCSB Events Center ^

02-05 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee ^

02-07 Salt Lake City, UT – The Venue ^

02-08 Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater ^

02-09 Omaha, NE – Slowdown ^

02-11 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant ^

02-12 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre ^

02-13 Columbus, OH – LC Pavilion ^

02-15 Toronto, Ontario – Sound Academy ^

02-16 Montreal, Quebec – Metropolis ^

02-17 New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall

02-19 Boston, MA – House of Blues

03-03-04 Hamburg, Germany – Docks !

03-06 Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Scene !

03-07 Stockholm, Sweden – Cirkus !

03-08 Copenhagen, Denmark – KB Hall !

03-10 Leipzig, Germany – Haus Auensee !

03-11 Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Rokhall !

03-12 Munich, Germany – Kesselhaus !

03-14 Zurich, Switzerland – Komplex !

03-15 Paris, France – Zenith !

03-16 Antwerp, Belgium – Lotto Arena !

03-18 Bournemouth, England – O2 Academy !

03-19 Bristol, England – Colston Hall !

03-20 Cambridge, England – Corn Exchange !

03-22 Leeds, England – O2 Academy !

03-26 Moscow, Russia – A2

03-27 St. Petersburg, Russia – Glav Club

04-13 Reno, NV – Knitting Factory

04-14 Sacramento, CA – Crest Theatre

04-17 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre

04-18 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre

04-20 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom

04-21 Austin, TX – Austin Music Hall

04-22 Helotes, TX – Josabis Amphitheatre

04-24 Kansas City, MO – The Beaumont Club

04-25 Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall

04-26 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues

04-28 Tampa, FL – The Ritz

04-29 Miami Beach, FL – Fillmore Miami Beach

04-30 Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues

05-02 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium

05-03 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte

05-04 Raleigh, NC – Disco Rodeo

06-03 Nurburgring, Germany – Nurburgring

07-05 Chicago, IL – Soldier Field *

07-08-09 Montreal, Quebec – Montreal Hippodrome *

07-11 Toronto, Ontario – Rogers Centre *

07-14 Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field *

07-17 St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium *

07-20 East Rutherford, NJ – New Meadowlands Stadium *

07-23 Minneapolis, MN – TCF Bank Stadium *

07-26 Pittsburgh, PA – Heinz Field *

^ with School of Seven Bells

! with Matthew Dear

* with U2

Matthew Dear Announces US, UK and Europe Tour Dates

Matthew Dear and his live band are gearing up for tour dates in support of his recent full-length critically praised album, Black City. The tour begins with dates opening for Tom Tom Club in New York, and heading off to Europe and the UK in March alongside Interpol and headlining several shows in London and Birmingham.

If you can’t make any of the shows, you might be happy checking out Sascha Dive’s spin on Dear’s “Little People (Black City),” which can be streamed HERE in it’s entirety.

TOUR DATES

01.23 Philadelphia, PA @ KUNG FU NECKTIE

01.25 Washington , DC @ U STREET MUSIC HALL

01.26 Ann Arbor, MI @ THE BLIND PIG

01.28 Chicago, IL @ THE MID

01.29 St. Louis, MO @ KOKEN ART FACTORY

01.30 Indianapolis, IN @ TALBOTT STREET

03.02 Amsterdam , NL @ 5 DAYS OFF FESTIVAL

03.03 Hamburg, DE @ DOCKS (W/ INTERPOL)

03.06 Oslo, NO @ SENTRUM SCENE (W/ INTERPOL)

03.07 Stockholm, SE @ CIRKUS (W/ INTERPOL)

03.08 Copenhagen, DK @ KB HALL (W/ INTERPOL)

03.10 Leipzeg, DE @ AUENSEE (W/ INTERPOL)

03.11 Luxenbourg, LU @ ROCKHAL (W/ INTERPOL)

03.12 Munich, DE @ KESSELHAUS (W/ INTERPOL)

03.14 Zurich, CH @ KOMPLEX (W/ INTERPOL)

03.15 Paris, FR @ ZENITH (W/ INTERPOL)

03.16 Antwerp, NL @ LOTTO ARENA (W/ INTERPOL)

03.17 Birmingham, UK @ HARE AND HOUNDS

03.18 Bournemouth, UK @ O2 ACADEMY (W/ INTERPOL)

03.19 Bristol, UK @ COLSTON HALL (W/ INTERPOL)

03.20 Cambridge, UK @ CORN EXCHANGE (W/ INTERPOL)

03.22 Leeds, UK @ O2 ACADEMY (W/ INTERPOL)
03.23 London, UK @ SCALA

*All dates with live band unless indicated otherwise

NYC’s Weekly Show Roundup!


Callers, Janka Nabay, Buke and Gass, People Get Ready @ (le) poisson rouge

Idlewild, Happy Hollows @ Bowery Ballroom CANCELED

Hank & Cupcakes, Kenan Bell, Biker Daughter @ Brooklyn Bowl

Joanna Newsom @ Carnegie Hall

Diamond Doves, Vandaveer, The Nico Blues, Open Road Love Affair @ The Glasslands

Matthew Dear, Games, Noveller @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Robbers on High Street, My Cousin, The Emperor, Only Living Boy, Hey Battlefield @ The Bowery Electric

Delta Spirit, Darker My Love, The Fling @ Webster Hall

Idlewild, Happy Hollows @ Bowery Ballroom CANCELED

Free Energy, Foxy Shazam, Hollerado @ Bowery Ballroom

Junip, Lost in the Trees @ Irving Plaza

Delorean, Lemonade, Light Pollution @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Computer Magic, Hooray For Earth, The Vandelles, Paul and the Patients, Twin Shadow (DJ Set) @ Pianos

Midnight Juggernauts, Bikini, Chappo  @ Bowery Ballroom

Free Energy, Foxy Shazam, Hollerado @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

The So So Glos, The Rassle, Devin Therriault @ Studio at Webster Hall