Julian Casablancas Announces Christmas Single

Julian Casablancas Announces Christmas Single
Strokes front-man Julian Casablancas has announced he will release a Christmas seven-inch on December 21.

Rather than choosing a traditional holiday number, Casablancas has opted to cover "I Wish It Was Christmas Today," a goofy song that was first sung by comedian Horatio Sanz as a skit on Saturday Night Live.

"It was a fun thing to do. Everyone seems to do a Christmas song at some point, so I always said to myself I'd do that song," he told NME. "I now checked that off the list of things to do!"

The seven-inch will be released in limited quantities, so for those who don't manage to get their hands on a copy, the song will be available as a digital download.

In other Casablancas news, his debut solo album, Phrazes of the Young, was released today (November 3). And as previously reported, Casablancas is launching a world tour in support of the record, with one Canadian date in Vancouver on November 23.

Tour dates:

11/6 Los Angeles, CA - Downtown Palace
11/13 Los Angeles, CA - Downtown Palace
11/17 San Francisco, CA - Regency Ballroom
11/20 Los Angeles, CA - Downtown Palace
11/22 Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market
11/23 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
11/27 Los Angeles, CA - Downtown Palace
11/30 Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
12/1 Stockhol, Sweden - Gota Kallare
12/3 Berlin, Germany - Maria Am Ostbahnof
12/5 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
12/8 Paris, France - Le Bataclan
12/11 Manchester, UK - Ritz
12/12 Glasgow, UK - ABC
12/14 Dublin, Ireland - Academy
12/16 London, UK - Forum