Interpol Rocks Off the Mahaffey
Interpol rocks off the Mahaffey with their worldwide tour bringing their legendary rock classics and songs from their sixth album, Marauder. This is rock at its best, from the New York rebels who ripped up the rock scene in 2002. For fans who know them, the new album and international tour is a big deal. They will be making a trip to Destination Tampa Bay in May 2018.
Interpol Rocks Off in New York City’s early 21st century rock renaissance. This is their 15th anniversary tour celebrating the seminal 2002 debut “Turn On the Bright Lights,” the trio have been rocking down the house- making sure they’re not just a cultural timepiece for music historians to study but a band to remember. The results of this effort is their latest album Marauder: that sways as well as it seduces. Music that pounds as well as it pouts, and that batters as well as it broods.
In 2017, Daniel Kessler, Paul Banks, and Sam Fogarino worked on the new album inside the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ rehearsal space in Manhattan. Even in its infancy, Marauder was shaping up to be a beast; an early practice session was so vigorous, it resulted in Sam hitting the drums so hard that he busted his kick drum. It’s a show you won’t want to miss.
Interpol launched 2019 with a new single titled “Fine Mess.” “Fine Mess” continues the invigorated creative spirit of 2018’s triumphant Marauder album, presenting Interpol at their most urgent and essential – with Paul Banks’ feverish vocals and haunted lyrics telling of “a sanguine and starry pair, buoyed and dashed alike by their own dreams and appetites” interlocking with Daniel Kessler’s serpentine riffs and Sam Fogarino’s thundering rhythm section, distilled around the seditious refrain: “you and me make a fine mess.”
Ahead of a busy worldwide tour and festival season with Primavera, NOS Primavera, and Best Kept Secret already announced, plus a newly announced appearance as special guests of The Strokes at London’s All Points East Festival, “Fine Mess” is further testament to a band at their peak, and the first chapter in what promises to be yet another eventful year for Interpol.
Marauder has helped Interpol embark on a world tour including legendary venues such as Hollywood Bowl, Sydney Opera House, two nights at Royal Albert Hall, and the Madison Square Garden. They have also made national TV appearances on both sides of the Atlantic (including Jools Holland, Stephen Colbert, Seth Myers and ARTE). Interpol has released music videos featuring Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Kristen Stewart and Finn Wittrock, and has receive critical praise across the world.
Interpol “rocks off the Mahaffey with songs from their sixth album, Marauder, to the Duke Energy Center for the Arts – on May 8 at 8 pm. This is rock at its best, from the New York rebels who ripped up the rock scene in 2002. For fans who know them, the new album and international tour is a big deal. The band played a vital part in New York City’s early 21st century legendary rock renaissance.
This is Interpol’s 15th anniversary tour celebrating the seminal 2002 debut “Turn On the Bright Lights,” the trio have been rocking down the house quite loudly while working on making sure they’re not just a cultural timepiece for music historians to study. The result is Marauder: an album that sways as well as it seduces, that pounds as well as it pouts, and that batters as well as it broods.