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Julian Casablancas singer’s ‘Disney’ gigs

The Strokes singer and chief songwriter Julian Casablancas is planning a number of huge ”Disney-style” concerts in Europe and America to launch his debut solo album ‘Phrazes For the Young’, which is due to be released next month.

It will feature all new material written by Casablancas.

Track titles include: River of Brake Lights, Glass and Ludlow St. Casablancas, a founding member of The Strokes, plans to announce a special series of U.S. dates shortly to be followed by a solo tour later in the year.

But Julian has warned fans the shows are likely to be “very different” to anything he’s ever done before.

He told NME magazine: “I’m in the process of figuring out what kind of show it’s going to be. It’s like anything, it’s starting out probably a little bit too ambitious so we’ve got to figure out what we can and can’t do and that will dictate how much touring happens.

“Ideally, I’m going to try to put on some over-the-top, amazing, Disney shows. You know how they have some amazing rides where you feel like you’re in a weird world, like the Epcot Centre or something?

“I’m not thinking of the big Goofy costume but I was thinking of how those rides make you feel with lots of set changes and stuff. But that might not happen and we’ll do straight shows, I haven’t quite figured it out yet, it’s the next thing to do.”

Read the full interview in this week’s magazine that is out now.

August 13, 2009 Posted by | Music | , | Leave a comment

Julian Casablancas interview on his solo album The Strokes and more

In his first on-camera interview in 3 years, Julian sits down to discuss his debut solo album: Phrazes For The Young, music, The Strokes, and more.

August 10, 2009 Posted by | Music | , | Leave a comment

Preview of Julian Casablancas solo album

Preview of the debut solo recording from Julian Casablancas, scheduled for release later this on Cult Records/RCA.

The album, entitled Phrazes for the Young, features all new material written by Casablancas. Track titles include: River of Brake Lights, Glass and Ludlow St.

Casablancas, a founding member of The Strokes, plans to announce a special series of U.S. dates shortly to be followed by a solo tour later in the year.

August 4, 2009 Posted by | Music | , | Leave a comment

Julian Casablancas solo album details

The Strokes

The Strokes

Julian Casablancas frontman of The Strokes is stepping back into the sunlight to divulge some details about his forthcoming debut solo offering.

Called Phrazes for the Young, the album features all-new material penned by Casablancas and is slated for release later this year on RCA Records.

The eight-song LP was recorded over the last year in  New York City, Nebraska and Los Angeles. Jason Lader has produced the album with additional production coming from Mike Mogis.

Details are still slim at this point, but three songs off of Phrazes have the titles “Glass,” “Ludlow St.” and “River of Brake Lights.” 

Casablancas will shortly announce a couple of one-off shows in the U.S., followed by a longer solo tour in promotion of the album’s release.

July 17, 2009 Posted by | Music | , | Leave a comment