We’re looking at the long and illustrious career of The Strokes to mark their return to the UK and their new NME front cover. For more on the band, including news, more pics and videos, check out our special hub. The band officially became “The Strokes” in 1999, when they played their first live gig at NYC’s Spiral venue. This press shot is from 2001.
The Strokes headlined UK’s Carling Weekend festivals in 2002. A short documentary called ‘In Transit’ captures these shows, and can be seen at thestrokes.com.
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The Strokes took home the Best Album award for ‘Is This It’ at the 2002 NME Awards. Watch a video with the fresh-faced boys from the event here.
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To celebrate the return of The Strokes, this week’s issue of NME features the band’s frontman on the cover and an exclusive interview. Be sure to stop by our special Strokes section on NME.com as well.