Strokes vocalist Julian Casablancas has played a series of surprise shows to promote the release of his upcoming second solo album, according to Consequence Of Sound. Following the release of a teaser trailer for the record last week, Casablancas and his backing band The Voidz played on Saturday night (March 8th) at a Washington D.C. art space, followed by a gig on Monday night (March 10th) in New Orleans.
- Casablancas’ 10-song set contained new songs, tracks from his first solo album, his Daft Punk collaboration “Instant Crush” and a handful of Strokes cuts.
- Casablancas is making his way to the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas and might play a couple of more surprise gigs along the way.
- The singer has yet to announce a title or release date for the disc, which will follow up his 2009 debut solo effort Phrazes For The Young.
- Casablancas also has shows scheduled at Lollapalooza in Chile, Argentina and Brazil later this month and in early April. That will be followed by a June 8th appearance at the Governors Ball festival in New York, where he’ll perform both with the Strokes and as a solo act.