The Strokes are coming to Vancouver on Thursday, March 5. The American indie rock band is heading out on tour to promote the release of their first new album in seven years, The New Abnormal, following 2013’s Comedown Machine.
After teasing the possibility of new music on social media, The Strokes confirmed an April 10 release date for their new album. But, if the YouTube video for their new single “At the Door” is any indication of what’s coming on the new album, fans can expect a back-to-basics version of The Strokes.
Singer Julian Casablancas’ synth-backed baritone is on full display alongside the original members of the band — guitarists Nick Valensi and Albert Hammond Jr., bassist Nikolai Fraiture, and drummer Fabrizio Moretti.
The Strokes rose to fame in 2001 with the release of This Is It — ranked eighth on Rolling Stone’s “100 Best Debut Albums of All Time.” Their success blazed a trail for future garage rock bands, inspiring chart-toppers like The Killers and Arctic Monkeys.
The band kicks off their world tour in Belfast, Ireland at the end of February, before heading to South America, and back to Europe. Vancouver is one of only five North American stops on the band’s world tour.
Tickets to The Strokes Vancouver 2020 concert are on sale now, starting at $59.50 via Ticketmaster. But you could win free tickets to the show by entering our contest below!
To enter for your chance to win two tickets to see The Strokes Vancouver 2020 show live at Rogers Arena on March 5, 2020, do at least one of the following:
1. Follow Live Nation BC on Instagram – @LiveNationBC and leave a comment on the following IG post tagging which friend you would bring to the concert, alongside the hashtag #dhcontest. (1 entry)
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Contest entries will be accepted from the time and date of publishing until 11:59 pm on March 2, 2020. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted through the platform they used to enter.
When: Thursday, March 5
Time: Doors at 6:30 pm; show at 7:30 pm
Where: Rogers Arena — 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Starting at $59.50 — Tickets available via Ticketmaster