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The Strokes Announce Show at Madison Square Garden

Band will play their biggest New York City concert ever soon after the release of 'Angles'

February 16, 2011 10:35 AM ET
 Julian Casablancas of The Strokes performs at Lollapalooza, August 6, 2010 in Chicago.
Julian Casablancas of The Strokes performs at Lollapalooza, August 6, 2010 in Chicago.
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The Strokes will be performing their first concert at Manhattan's Madison Square Garden on April 1st, nearly two weeks after the release of their new album Angles on March 22nd. The show was announced in a tweet  yesterday by frontman Julian Casablancas. Tickets for the show will go on sale February 25th.

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The Strokes' show at the Garden will be one day before their peers in LCD Soundsystem perform the final gig of their career there. Hopefully fans of the Strokes will have less difficulty acquiring tickets -- the LCD Soundsystem show was almost instantly sold out thanks to aggressive scalpers.

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The band has yet to announce a full tour, though they are confirmed to play the Chelsea in Las Vegas on March 12th, as well as the Coachella and Bonnaroo festivals.

The Strokes confirm April 1st Madison Square Garden show [Brooklyn Vegan]

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