Julian Casablancas cryptic about future Strokes shows: ‘A tour’s a great way to destroy a band’

The frontman also says that being in a band is "a great way to destroy a friendship"

The Strokes‘ Julian Casablancas’ appears to have ruled out any further live shows from The Strokes, saying that touring is “a great way to destroy a band”.

The frontman, who will release his second solo record ‘Tyranny’ with backing band The Voidz on October 13, also gave a cryptic insight into relations between band members.

In an interview with GQ, he said the band “wasn’t so equal, but it was the illusion of equal, so I think it fucked with everything.” He added: “A band is a great way to destroy a friendship, and a tour’s a great way to destroy a band.”

Earlier this week, Casablancas said The Strokes could start work on the follow-up to their 2013 album ‘Comedown Machine’ early next year. “In January we might meet up and work on some ideas. Everyone is psyched. Everything is in a really cool place.”

In the same interview, he also opened up about this summer’s live shows with The Strokes – the band’s first since 2011. “[It] was cool and we played some shows and the vibe is finally… I don’t know if we ever had that good a working friendship foundation [in our] work relationship, but now we finally have that. We’ll always have the creative vibe.”

Earlier this year, Casablancas also spoke about his intentions for the band, saying that they were, “trying to carry on as friends, taking it easy, recording a couple of songs, and do[ing] a couple of shows.”
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