The Strokes face technical issues during global comeback at All Points East 2019

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The Strokes

The eagerly-awaited comeback in UK of The Strokes could have been better. Some technical issues “ruined” the experience for some fans.

This first weekend at London’s Victoria Park was full of suprises, good ones and bad ones. Firstly, Christine and The Queens impressed with headline-worthy show, and The Chemical Brothers proved once again that they were one of the very best electronic live acts.

Despite a perfect timing for their comeback, The Strokes had to face unexpected technical issues, which let some fans very disappointed.

All Points East organisers even replied to some complaints on social medias. You can read the full statement below :

The Strokes are set to play several shows across Europe next summer including Bilbao BBK and Open’er. It will sound like a second chance to prove to the whole crowd that they are still indie rock heroes.

The Strokes

The Strokes are an American rock band formed in 1998 in New York City. Five albums were enough for the band to become indie rock icons. After some festival performances around the world in recent years, like Splendour In The Grass in Australia in 2016, and South American Lollapaloozas in 2017, the band took a break. Lead singer Julian Casablancas started to tour with The Voidz, while rhythm guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. was working on his solo project. In January 2018, Julian Casablancas declared that the band would most likely return in 2019. It is now a certainty. Listen to their anthemic song ‘Reptilia’ above.

All Points East

Photo: Jordan Curtis Hughes

All Points East is a music festival held over two weekends in London’s Victoria Park, run by AEG Presents. The first edition was held in 2018 with LCD Soundsystem, The xx and Björk headlining the festival weekend. Catfish and the Bottlemen, The National and Nick Cave headlined the three standalone shows the following weekend.

  • Location: Victoria Park, London, United Kingdom.
  • Dates: 24 May to 2 June 2019.
  • Tickets: Day tickets for 24 May are on sale.
  • For more information, please visit the official website.
I'm Thibault ! I'm a French festival buddy, and most of all a music addict. I've got a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics. I sing in a rock band called Spreaders ! My favourite bands are Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, Pearl Jam, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats ...

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