On Monday night, The Strokes unveiled their first new song since 2016, “The Adults Are Talking”, at a charity concert held at The Wiltern in Los Angeles.
Last night’s performance saw The Strokes dust off an impressive amount of material including “Ize of the World”, “Happy Ending”, “Meet Me In The Bathroom”, “I Can’t Win”, “On The Other Side”, “The Way It Is”, along with fan-favorites “The Modern Age”, “Hard To Explain”, “Last Night”, and more. The band offered up their new tune, “The Adults Are Talking”, midway through their set, marking the band’s first new music in three years.
Watch fan-shot video of The Strokes debuting their new tune “The Adults Are Talking” below:
The Strokes – “The Adults Are Talking” – 5/13/2019
While the New York City rock and roll heroes haven’t released a full-length studio album since 2013’s Comedown Machine, the future of The Strokes has been somewhat uncertain. 2016 saw the band release a four-song EP, Future Present Past, and play a handful of shows and promotional gigs. In 2017, The Strokes performed a series of high-profile music festivals, including Lollapalooza Brasil, Chile, and Argentina, which brought in their biggest audience of over 90,000 to date. With a new song and live performances scheduled globally, things are looking bright for The Strokes and their fans in 2019.
The Strokes current scheduled performances include stops at London’s All Points East Festival on May 25th and New York City’s Governors Ball Music Festival on June 2nd. The band will also offer up performances at Lollapalooza and Lollapalooza Paris, as well as at Dana Point, CA’s Ohana Festival in September.
Head to The Strokes’ website for ticketing and more information.
Setlist: The Strokes | The Wiltern | Los Angeles, CA | 5/13/2019
Set:Heart in a Cage, You Only Live Once, Ize of the World (First time played with The Strokes since 2006), The Modern Age, Happy Ending (First time played since 2014), Hard to Explain, The Adults Are Talking (New song, live debut), One Way Trigger, Meet Me in the Bathroom (First time played since 2011), I Can’t Win (First time played since 2011) On the Other Side (First time played since 2006), The Way It Is (First time played since 2006), A Little Respect (Erasure cover, live debut), What Ever Happened?, 12:51, Automatic Stop, Soma, Last Nite
Encore: Is This It, Someday
[H/T Rolling Stone]