Interpol Announced Two Huge Anniversary Shows Around Their Best Album ‘Turn On The Bright Lights’

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There’s a bit of a stigma against bands whose debut albums are their best albums. For some reason, the idea of a band coming out as strong as they’ll ever be lessens that act in the eyes of the music-loving public. I’ve gone into detail about why this is b.s. before, but it’s doubly silly when we’re talking about an album as great as Interpol‘s breakout Turn On The Bright Lights. You don’t need to play anything else when you have a song as strong as “Obstacle 1.” And thanks to these newly announced anniversary shows, they won’t have to.

Interpol are following up a series of European anniversary dates with two shows stateside where they’ll play their first album front-to-back. They’re only hitting New York and Los Angeles, so hopefully you either live there or can find a reason to get there. Tickets for the newly added dates go on sale to the general public on May 5. Check out the full list of anniversary tour dates below.

08/09 — Prague, CZ @ Lucerna Music Bar
08/10 — Vienna, AT @ Arena
08/12 — Buftea, RO @ Summer Well Festival
08/13 — Belgrade, RS @ Belgrade Fortress
08/15 — Budapest, HU @ Sziget Festival
08/16 — Munich, DE @ Muffathalle
08/19 — Luxembourg, LU @ Den Atelier
08/20 — St. Malo, FR @ La Route Du Rock
08/22 — Asolo, IT @ AMA Music Festival
08/23 — Milan, IT @ Carroponte
08/25 — Zurich, CH @ Zurich Open Air Festival
08/27 — Copenhagen, DK @ The Koncerthuset
08/29 — Tilburg, NL @ 013
08/30 — Groningen, NL @ Oosterpoort
09/01 — London, UK @ Alexandra Palace
09/03 — Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
09/05 — Paris, FR @ Le Trianon
09/09 — Madrid, ES @ DCode Festival
09/23 — New York, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium
09/30 — Los Angeles, CA @ Historic State Park