The Strokes name the worst venue they’ve ever played

Nikolai Fraiture names a New York dive as worth place they've gigged

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The StrokesNikolai Fraiture has revealed the worst venue the band has played.

Speaking exclusively to NME at Benicassim festival in Spain last weekend, the bassist said that a New York venue was the worst place the band ever took to the stage.

Asked what the crappiest venue he played at was, Fraiture said: “Spiral in New York City.”

He added: “It was one of our first shows. There were about five people there. I don’t even know if they had much of a PA, it was a crap place.”

The bassist also revealed that he’d stolen a number of things from a service station. He said: “I don’t want to get arrested, just random silly things. It runs the gamut of things that are useful to a spark plug for your car.”

The Strokes played the headline slot at Benicassim last Friday (July 15). The band rubbished rumours of tensions within the band by indulging in a group hug, before heading out to the stage with a rendition of early favourite ‘New York City Cops’. They played tracks spanning their entire career, including six from new LP ‘Angles’.