The Strokes showcase new album in Rio

The band give fans their ‘First Impressions Of Earth’

The Strokes kicked off their first tour of the year last night (October 21) in Brazil and gave fans a taste of their eagerly awaited third album ‘First Impressions Of Earth’.

Playing to a sold-out 4,000 crowd in Rio de Janeiro’s Museum Of Modern Art, including drummer Fab Moretti‘s fiancee Drew Barrymore, the band launched into a mammoth 23-song set peppered with five new tracks, alongside fan favourites from their previous two LPs ‘Is This It’ and ‘Room On Fire’.

The Strokes, who were supported by pals Kings Of Leon, arrived in Brazil last Tuesday (October 18) and booked a studio to rehearse on Wednesday and Thursday. During the show the band apologised to the Brazilian crowd for the delay in coming to their country to play.

Tearing through opener ‘Hard To Explain’, ‘Last Nite’, ‘Someday’, ’12:51’, ‘The End Has No End’, and ‘Reptilia’, The Strokes also premiered live forthcoming single ‘Juicebox’, ‘Heart In A Cage’, ‘I’ll Try Anything Once’, ‘Razor Blade’ and ‘Hawaii Aloha’.

The Strokes continue their tour tonight at Rio de Janeiro’s Cais Do Porto (October 22) before heading to Sao Paulo (23), Porto Alegre (25), Buenos Aires (28) and Santiago de Chile (29).

The setlist from last night’s show at the Museum Of Modern Art ran:

‘Hard To Explain’



‘Hawaii Aloha’

‘The Modern Age’

‘Automatic Stop’

‘I’ll Try Anything Once’

‘What Ever Happened’


‘Razor Blade’

‘Barely Legal’

‘Alone Together

‘Heart In A Cage’

‘Under Control’


‘The End Has No End’

‘Trying Your Luck’

‘Last Nite’

‘Take It Or Leave It


‘Is This It’

‘New York City Cops’

‘I Can’t Win’