Interpol Announce ‘Turn On The Bright Lights’ anniversary tour and new album for 2018!

New York, post-punk revivalists Interpol have announced today that they will celebrate the 15th anniversary of their epic debut album ‘Turn On The Bright Lights’ with a European tour playing the album in its full glory, along with other greatest hits. The tour includes two dates in the UK in Manchester and London.

The band have also announced that they plan to release their 6th studio album in 2018, 4 years after the release of their last album ‘El Pintor’.

These post-punk revolutionaries took they styles of bands such as Joy Division and The Chameleons and turned them into something bright, fresh and incredibly wonderful. ‘Turn On The Bright Lights’ which was released in 2002, was a very important record. I feel it set up the next decade of music. Fellow New Yorkers ‘The Strokes’ and Interpol spear headed a huge revival in the post-punk scene producing some of the best bands around including the likes of The Killers who have previously recognised Interpol as an inspiration for their music, with Brandon Flowers revield his love for the band and their debut album, before covering ‘Obstacle 1’ at the New York governors ball in 2016.

Interpol’s debut album has influenced me and my music taste. Its also a very memorable album and it means a lot to me. To have the chance to see the album played in full, on the 15th anniversary of the record would be a dream come true. The nostalgia it brings me sends me back in time to when i was young, hearing all this music from my Dad and him playing it on car journeys where ever we’d go.

This is a show that I will not be missing, and I advise you that you don’t miss it either.

Interpol will be playing two shows in the UK, you can buy tickets through a pre sale on Wednesday, 25th January. General sale will be available on Friday, 27th January.

  • London, Alexandra Palace – September 1st, 2017
  • Manchester, Albert Hall – September 3rd, 2017


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