Where to See The Strokes in 2021
The Strokes are continuing their performance schedule around the country, and they still have a handful of performances in 2021 before heading on tour with Red Hot Chili Peppers next year! See them this weekend at Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco, CA, and on December 31st in Brooklyn, NY.
The Strokes have always been fond of music festivals, so it’s no surprise that they’ve rocked events like Best Kept Secret and Shaky Knees since returning to the road post-pandemic. After a two-night event in Los Angeles, CA, in late October, the group is soon returning to the main stage at Outside Lands and Primavera Sound music festivals to play their twenty-three-year catalog of indie rock hits.
In even more exciting news, they’ll also be playing alongside Red Hot Chili Peppers on their world tour in 2022! Despite the pandemic, the last couple of years have been eventful for the NYC-bred band. They released their sixth album, The New Abnormal, in 2020 – also their first in seven years – and dipped their toes back into touring after playing on and off throughout the 2010s.
It seems like The Strokes are fully revved up for the road again, and they’re finally able to play these new tracks live for the first time. If album reviews are any indication, songs like “Bad Decisions” and “At the Door” will be well-received by the concert crowds. Nobody can forget the impact of the Strokes in the early 2000s, adding to the revival of indie rock as they took the stage in skinny jeans and put their grungy NYC roots on full display. They may not be these men anymore, but they’re even better… and Entertainment Weekly explains it the best.
“Twenty years on from the band’s first flush of stardom, Abnormal offers something better than reckless youth: rock stars finally old enough to miss those good old days—and wise enough now, too, to give us the soundtrack these strange new times deserve,” the publication wrote with their solid A review.
It’s entirely accurate, as the Strokes have embraced the nostalgia while putting out one of their best records amid a pandemic. The result? The New Abnormal has topped the charts and even won the Grammy for Best Rock Album in 2021 – an incredible comeback after not releasing an album in seven years!
The Strokes are just as relevant as they were twenty years ago, if not more – and they’ll show you their indie-rock roots at their upcoming concerts! Check the tour schedule below and get your tickets to see The Strokes today.