And the year's hottest band have also confirmed details of their forthcoming 'Top Of The Pops' appearance...

THE STROKES have announced dates on their forthcoming north-west American tour and also revealed the three songs they have recorded for ‘TOP OF THE POPS’.

Speaking from their Bristol hotel last night (June 14) following the second date of their UK tour, the band’s manager Ryan said the US dates would kick off in San Diego on July 31, rounding up in Vancouver on August 12. He added that ‘Hard To Explain’, ‘New York City Cops’ and ‘Last Nite’ were recorded for the UK television show and will air on June 29.

The Strokes continue their UK tour tonight (June 14) on Cardiff’s Clwb Ifor Bach.

The US dates in full are as follows:

The Casbah, San Diego, CA (July 31)

The Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA (August 3)

Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco, CA (7)

Roseland Grill, Portland (10)

Crocodile Cafe, Seattle, WA (11)

The Starfish Room, Vancouver, BC (12)