15th anniversary tour for Turn On The Bright Lights
Interpol have announced a series of European tour dates celebrating the 15th anniversary of their debut album Turn On The Bright Lights.
The tour, which sees the band playing the album in its entirety, play at Manchester’s Albert Hall as one of only two UK dates.
Interpol began in New York in 1997, when guitarist Daniel Kessler recruited bassist Carlos Dengler and singer/guitarist Paul Banks to form a band. In 2002, with Sam Fogarino on drums, the band signed to Matador Records and released Turn On The Bright Lights, which made it to tenth position on NME’s list of 2002’s top releases while Pitchfork named it the year’s #1 album.
Over the next decade and a half, Interpol would go on to wide critical and commercial acclaim, with four subsequent high-charting records on the Billboard 200; earning rave reviews across the map from Rolling Stone to TIME; performing on late night television shows including Late Show with David Letterman and Conan and playing major festivals like Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Primavera. Turn On The Bright Lights has sold over a million albums to date, and continues to be a complex, melodic, unforgettable debut release.
The band (Banks, Kessler & Fogarino) is currently working on new material in their native New York, due for release through Matador Records in 2018.
Interpol perform at Manchester’s Albert Hall on 3 September 2017. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 27 January.