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Interpol: Indie rockers, Interpol, are bringing their post-punk revivalist sound to US venues this spring and summer 2011. The Interpol concert schedule has the band touring nationally with over 30 Interpol tour dates currently scheduled.

Interpol hit the indie scene well before their 2002 debut album, Turn on the Bright Lights, lit up the Billboard Heatseekers album chart and indie rock radio. The band formed in New York in 1997 when lead singer Daniel Kessler and Greg Drudy met in philosophy classes at NYU. Between their initial formation in '97 and the release of their debut, Interpol crafted their unique indie rock sound and shopped it around to record labels. They released several critically acclaimed EPs before they were noticed by Matador Records, who released Interpol's first LP, Turn on The Bright Lights. Though more critically than commercially successful, the band were hugely instrumental in the revival of industrial rock during an era of music dominated by manufactured pop. Interpol released its second LP, Antics, in 2004 to excellent reviews and great commercial success. The album was certified gold in the US and charted two singles on Billboard's Alt Rock survey. Capitalizing on the exposure Antics' release granted them, Interpol tour dates were scheduled nationally, and the band played in front of ever increasing audiences and larger venues. The Interpol concert schedule had them on the road for eighteen months with Interpol tour dates booked as the opening act for the Cure and U2.

Following a year and a half of touring, Interpol regrouped in 2005 to record their third album, Our Love to Admire. Their third release featured the inclusion of keyboards and synthesizers, and marked their move to a major label, Capital Records. To accompany the release, Interpol tour dates were booked as the headliners for the 2007 Lollapalooza Musical Festival in Chicago. More recently, in 2010, the band released their self-titled fourth album, which spawned the hit single, "Barricade." In support of this record, Interpol tour dates 2011 have the band playing more than thirty shows throughout the summer. Do not miss this opportunity to catch the haunting lyrics and electric live performances of one of rock's most exciting bands. Use Eventful as your source for information on Interpol 2011 tour dates and updates on the Interpol concert schedule.

Deerhunter: Deerhunter began in 2001 with the ambition of fusing the lulling hypnotic states induced by ambient and minimalist music with the klang and propulsion of garage rock. The band has weathered chaotic line-up changes, the death of a member, and much discouragement. Their live performances almost always leave audiences polarized, and have been referred to by Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s in NME as bordering on “a religious experience.” They are based in Atlanta.

Cryptograms is the second full-length offering from Deerhunter, and their first for Kranky. The album took almost two years to finish and was the product of emotional, physical, and financial strain on the group. The result is an album that finds the band shifting from discordant catharsis, and forming a sonic identity that completely expresses the place from which they have arrived. The album functions in part as a study in duality and the concept of the same experiences seen from two angles, present and past. The most obvious manifestation of this is in the chronological sequencing. The first half of the album was recorded first unsuccessfully in 2005. These recordings were a blur at best, wordless and bordering on psychological atrophy. The sessions failed to provide anything tangible, and were racked with technical and personal problems, including out-of-tune pianos, panic attacks, and a tape machine that seemed to fail to capture the full spectrum of ambience the band was exploring. The band returned home, having failed, and considered giving up. The idea arose to give it one last shot and exactly one year from the date of the recording of their first self-titled LP at a small studio in rural GA, they returned to that same studio and plugged in. The session resulted in the first half of the record which was recorded in one day and completely filled the reel of tape they brought with them. Cryptograms’ first side begins with an introduction leading to the title track, and ends with the tape literally spinning off the end of the reel in the middle of a drone layered with bells and accordion (“Red Ink”). The second half of the record, also recorded in one day, in the November of 2005, represents the band in an entirely different state. “Spring Hall Convert” opens with the line, “…so I woke up…” and introduces a set of focused psych-pop songs fixating on adolescence, illness, and failing connections.

BOOKING INQUIRIES: N. AMERICA - UK/EUROPE - Video by James Sumner for "Strange Lights" from Cryptograms

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