Julian Casablancas is on crutches - leading to the cancellation of three US dates...

THE STROKES will be fit and ready to headline THE CARLING WEEKEND, despite an injury that has left frontman JULIAN CASABLANCAS on crutches leading to the cancellation of three US dates with WEEZER

Casablancas injured his knee last week in Los Angeles which meant he was unable to fly to New York for the beginning of the tour. It’s unclear exactly how he came to damage his leg, though a spokesperson for The Strokes insists it is nothing serious. The band will join up with Weezer for two final dates in Atlanta (July 29) and Antioch, Tennessee (30).

The band have also added a second date in Detroit on a must-see ticket with the [a][/a]. They’ll now play August 7 at Clutch Cargos. Double header dates with the two bands at Chene Park, Detroit (August 9) and Irving Plaza (August 14) and Radio City Music Hall (15), both New York, have now sold out.

The Strokes have also now completed their video for the US release of ‘Someday’. The eagerly awaited clip sees the band, Guided By Voices and Slash, Duff and Matt Sorum formerly of Guns ‘N’ Roses compete in a game of ‘Family Feud’, the US version of ‘Family Fortunes’.

Meanwhile, The Strokes have also announced that their autumn tour of the US will run from October 1 through to November 30, though venues have yet to be finalised.