The Strokes have said that they’re open to the idea of playing their classic albums in full during a future residency of live shows.
The band were asked about the possibility of one day doing such a residency during the latest edition of 5 Guys Talking About Things They Know Nothing About, their Zoom-hosted talk show that was launched back in April.
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Saturday Night Live cast member Colin Jost, who co-hosted this latest edition of their talk show, asked the band if they’d ever consider doing a residency of gigs in their native New York City where they’d play each of their six albums in full.
Casablancas asked Jost in return if he’d consider MCing such a residency, to which Jost said he would and joked that he’d “just do covers”. You can watch this part of the conversation at the 18:58 mark in the below video.
Earlier in the chat, Jost asked The Strokes how many songs typically don’t make the cut during their album recording sessions — leading drummer Fabrizio Moretti to reveal that, in the case of ‘The New Abnormal’, “we got like four or five [songs] that will go on the next record”.
“So, zero,” Casablancas added, to laughs from the rest of the band.
“I think we have a good thing going. We have a good relationship with Rick [Rubin, ‘The New Abnormal’ producer],” he said. “In theory, knock on wood, we should be working faster.”