The critically lauded New Yorkers make their LA debut as support to Doves...

MORRISSEY and members of HOLE and REDD KROSS gathered at the DRAGONFLY CLUB in HOLLYWOOD last night (March 13) to watch The STROKES, the highly rated NEW YORK five-piece, headline their first LOS ANGELES show.

The Strokes, who to date have released just one EP, ‘The Modern Age’, in the UK, had the previous week supported Doves. Doves themselves showed their appreciation for the band by attending on a day off (having just completed their US tour) and pogoing wildly during the Strokes’ track ‘Last Nite’.

Meanwhile, The Strokes, who played their first major UK gig in early February at the NME Carling Awards show at London Astoria, will return for a more comprehensive tour in early May. Dates have yet to be finalised.

The band have also been at work at Sear Sound Studio in New York recording the follow-up to ‘The Modern Age’. Though currently untitled, it will be released through Rough Trade to coincide with a late spring tour.

The Strokes will also play at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas on Friday (March 16).