Published Jun 04, 2010May was a month to forget for Interpol. First, the beloved indie rockers lost bassist Carlos D, who quit the group to "pursue new goals." Then, much of their stadium tour with U2 was cancelled due to Bono's back surgery. Now, it's a new month and things are starting to look up for Interpol.
According to Pitchfork, they've lined up Calos D's replacement: former Slint member/Papa M dude David Pajo. He likely isn't a permanent member, as he's bounced between bands numerous times in the past two decades, rarely staying with one project for long. Pajo's resume includes stints with Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Stereolab, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Tortoise, Zwan and many more.
As well as unveiling their new member, Interpol dropped a couple of new tidbits about their upcoming fourth album on their website. The record is self-titled, self-produced and is due out in mid-September. Since new albums come out on Tuesdays, that likely means September 14 or 21. They've previously revealed the album's first single, "Lights," which you can hear in the embedded video at the bottom of this page.
Interpol have also booked a slew of new European shows, meaning that they'll be spending the last four months of 2010 overseas. See the new dates below.
They have yet to announce any replacement dates for the cancelled U2 tour.
6/21 Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall !
6/22 Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom !
6/23 Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Small's Theatre !
6/25 Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock Cafe !
9/16 Caen, France - Le Cargo
9/18 Paris, France - Stade De France *
9/21 Lille, France - Aeronef
9/22 Brussels, Belgium - Stade Roi Boudoin *
9/23 Brussels, Belgium - Stade Roi Boudoin *
9/25 Bordeaux, France - Le Vigean
9/26 San Sebastian, Spain - Anoeta Stadium *
9/28 Granada, Spain - La Industrial Copera
9/29 Seville, Spain - Olympic Stadium *
10/1 Santiago, Spain - Santiago De Compostela
10/2 Coimbra, Portugal - Estadio Cidade Coimbra *
10/3 Coimbra, Portugal - Estadio Cidade Coimbra *
10/5 Bilboa, Spain - Rockstar Barakaldo
10/6 Toulouse, France - Li Bikini
10/8 Rome, Italy - Olympic Stadium *
11/12 Lisbon, Portugal - Campo Pequeño
11/13 Madrid, Spain - Palacio Vistalegre
11/14 Barcelona, Spain - San Jordi Club
11/16 Marseille, France - Dock Du Sud
11/17 Milan, Italy - Palasharp
11/18 Vienna, Austria - Gasometer
11/20 Berlin, Germany - Tempodrom
11/21 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Heineken Music Hall
11/22 Dortmund, Germany - Westfalenhalle 2
11/24 Nottingham, England - Rock City
11/25 Newcastle, England - O2 Academy
11/26 Birmingham, England - O2 Academy
11/27 Edinburgh, Scotland - Corn Exchange
11/29 Dublin, Ireland - Olympia
11/30 Dublin, Ireland - Olympiav 12/1 Dublin, Ireland - Olympia
12/3 Manchester, England - Apollo
12/4 Liverpool, England - Liverpool University
12/6 London, England - O2 Academy Brixton
12/7 London, England - O2 Academy Brixton
* with U2
! with Twin Tigers