New image released to NME.COM as New Yorkers plan their summer

Julian Casablancas has revealed The Strokes have just two gigs scheduled this summer – but he will take up the slack by hitting the road again for festivals.

The New York band are currently their fourth album in their home city, but are set to headline the Isle Of Wight (June 12) and Rock Ness (13) festivals this summer.

However speaking as the band unveiled their new logo (pictured), Casablancas told NME.COM that those will be the band’s only shows before they complete the record, with a September release planned.

“We’re doing two with The Strokes and that’s it for the summer,” he said, adding he would take his solo show on the road again instead. “I’ll do other festivals alone, If they’ll have me!”

See this week’s issue of NME, on UK newsstands now, for a full interview with Casablancas, during which he discusses the possibility of his playing free shows this year too.