Interpol plus very special guest Nilüfer Yanya
The Olympia Theatre
Sunday 18th November 2018 - SOLD OUT
Monday 19th November 2018 - ONLY UPPER CIRCLE LEFT
Tuesday 20th November 2018 - LIMITED TICKETS REMAIN
**TICKETS ON SALE NOW**
Following the triumphant announcement of their new album, Marauder (out August 24th on Matador Records), which was livestreamed via a press conference in Mexico City (watch HERE), Interpol have confirmed another batch of headlining world tour dates, with a stop-off in Dublin's Olympia Theatre.
Tickets priced from €50.35 including booking fee & €1 restoration levy are on sale NOW via Ticketmaster.ie, usual Ticketmaster outlets nationwide (list here) including The Olympia Theatre Box Office, and by calling Ticketmaster at The Olympia Phone Bookings on 0818 719 330.
The fees for this event include a €1.00 restoration levy. The restoration levy will allow The Olympia Theatre to invest in maintaining and enhancing the theatre to ensure that it continues to consistently deliver the highest quality experience for theatre goers, actors, performers & producers.
Under 14's must be accompanied by an adult, Over 18's ID required to gain access to the bars where alcohol is served.
“…. ‘The Rover’ struts along with Lust For Life pep and spunk, but gilded with the band’s typical dread.” – The Guardian
“[‘The Rover’] is Interpol as shit, which means ricocheting guitars and an unstoppable rhythm section” - Noisey
“Interpol are back with ignited energy” - Stereogum
“New single ‘The Rover’ finds Interpol marauding back to their menacing best” - NME
In addition to previously announced high-profile shows at Madison Square Garden, Royal Albert Hall, and Hollywood Bowl, this new run of dates will bring Interpol’s electrifying live energy to major US cities this fall, with further UK and European dates to follow. Fans that pre-order Marauder directly from the Interpol store will get first access to ticket pre-sales for the new shows, and the full list of tour dates can be found below. Tickets go on general sale at Friday, June 15th, at 10am local time.
Interpol, who are one of the most critically and commercially acclaimed bands of the last decade and a half, are also one of the hardest working bands on the planet, having dashed from their Mexico City press conference (filled with screaming fans, paparazzi, and autograph hounds) straight to the Late Show w/ Stephen Colbert’s stage, where they performed their new single, ‘The Rover’, live for the first time ever this past Friday. Watch the performance HERE and listen to the single HERE.
The long arm of the law caught up with Daniel Kessler, Paul Banks, and Sam Fogarino in 2017, as they worked on a 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. “That rarely happens, even with heavy-hitters,” says Sam.
Eventually, the trio were playing with such force and volume, that a neighbor called the boys in blue on the boys in black, forcing them out of the practice space. “We ruined it for everyone,” reflects Daniel. “It seemed like you’re picking on the wrong rock band,” adds Sam with a laugh. “It’s not like we’re Mastodon. I mean, in certain circles, we’re considered wimps!”
If that was ever the case, the Interpol captured on their sixth album are nothing of the sort. While many fans took time over the last 18 months to read about the band’s vital part in New York City’s early 21st century rock renaissance, or bask in the glory of their hugely successful 15th anniversary tour celebrating the seminal 2002 debut “Turn On the Bright Lights,” the trio have been quietly (sorry, LOUDLY) 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.
They’ve had some help along the way. For the first time since 2007’s Our Love to Admire, Interpol have opened themselves up to the input of a producer. For two-week spells between December of 2017 to April of 2018, they travelled to upstate New York to work with Dave Fridmann – famed for recording with Mercury Rev, Flaming Lips, MGMT, Spoon, Mogwai, and countless more.
The New Yorkers arrived at his remote and frequently snowbound Tarbox Studios with most of Marauder tightly rehearsed and worked out. Fridmann made sure that their meticulous work in crafting a virile and visceral set of songs didn’t get flattened during recording. It was his suggestion to skip the Pro Tools, and record directly two-inch tape. “That meant there was a limitation to the amount of things you could track,” explains Daniel. “You couldn’t add more overdubs because you would have to erase something else. You couldn’t really over-think too much of it.” It’s a decision that allows a leaner and more muscular Interpol to flex throughout the album.