Travis amongst crowd at final UK show - and now summer festival appearances mooted...

Strokes tonight (March 31) round off their European tour in DUBLIN’s OLYMPIA, after completing the UK leg on Friday (March 29) at LONDON’s BRIXTON ACADEMY.

Travis and popular television host Louis Theroux were amongst the crowd Friday’s second sold-out night at Brixton, as was Amanda De Cadanet, the girlfriend of Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi. Tonight’s show is expected to draw a section of Ireland’s music elite.

The show marks the end of a slog that has seen Strokes tour the US, Europe and Japan almost constantly for over a year. They will return to New York to recharge their batteries and begin work on their second album, the follow-up to ‘Is This It’. Though they had been expected to disappear for up to six months, a number of summer festival appearances are now being mooted.