The Strokes To Kick Off Austin City Limits With Gig at Stubbs (UPDATED)

by Eric Van Dril · 33 comments

I don’t have any Strokes memorabilia hanging in my room or anything, but if I did it would definitely be a framed concert poster. I’m going to try to acquire the following Stubbs poster, which I found via Hanan.

Update Over

If I had any balls and wasn’t busy as shit during October, I’d buy a plane ticket to Austin tonight for Oct. 6 – Oct. 9.

The reason, as was announced today, is because The Strokes are playing an Austin City Limits pre-show Wednesday night at Stubbs. The tickets for the pre-show go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. and you can buy them here.

If you’ve ever read this site and live in Texas, you need to go both days. No excuses. This is a Venison-esque gig where you could be this close to the best band in the world…

{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Nick August 24, 2010 at 10:47 pm

i wish the strokes would have played a new york gig b4 lollapalooza, i almost expected at least a secret show. to say the least i am pissed.

2 Eric Van Dril August 24, 2010 at 11:22 pm

I completely agree with you. They can do NYC right if that’s where they debut their new songs.

3 Conrad August 25, 2010 at 9:21 am

I’m totally going to go

4 Jordan August 25, 2010 at 10:59 am

I am so willing to forgo getting Interpol tickets for Dallas if these aren’t more than a $100. Anyone have an estimate?

5 Edith August 25, 2010 at 12:26 pm

they are $56-$60. I clicked on the front gate link. It is the most pricey after show, all the other shows are $20-$33

6 Speedy August 25, 2010 at 12:29 pm

i live in texas… i might go see the strokes, it all depenss on whether i can find tickets. but i got rooney tickets for tomorrow in dallas!

7 Steph August 25, 2010 at 3:11 pm

i’m gonna try my best to be there. it’s just too good of an opportunity to see them at a smaller venue…then i won’t feel so pressured to be up close at ACL.

8 Hanan August 25, 2010 at 7:51 pm

FUCK YOU LSAT.

9 Becky August 26, 2010 at 9:00 am

OK, so I’m the one who twoat you to ask if you and Hanan are “knockin’boots,” but mostly that’s just because I wanted a chance to use the term “knockin’ boots.” What I meant was that you and Hanan should get together and have Strokes-inspired babies (Fabrizio Fernando Fraiture VanDril?).
I mean you’re always on here bitching about not getting any pussy, and Hanan gets drunk and calls you to sing “Alone Together.” Hellooo…she wants you.
OK, I’m going to go attempt to get an actual life now.
No, actually, I’m going to do finger-limbering exercises and reaction time drills until 10 AM tomorrow morning.

10 john August 26, 2010 at 12:04 pm

that poster is from 2001 by the way….

on a side note, you should make this a new post on your page.. get all fans that visit to take part and try and get NYCC on the radio….It is a listener voted countdown of the 1,019 best rock songs… this is the second year and last year it was pretty damn good.

you can pick 10 songs but only one per band. I went with NYCC as my strokes song…it could/should have been a single and the masses need to hear it.

the countdown last all of labor day weekend, but i think voting ends on friday…

http://www.1019rxp.com/countdown/index.aspx

11 Eric Van Dril August 26, 2010 at 2:59 pm

@Becky — Knockin Boots is a funny phraze, but I highly doubt we’ll ever get together. She’s too smart for me. And that call was the first time we’ve ever spoken, so it’s not like it’s a common occurrence or anything.

And when have I complained about not getting any pussy? I’ve twoated about the quest to acquire some, but never about my lack of getting some. So yeah.

12 Becky August 26, 2010 at 6:26 pm

So yeah indeed. You’re such a stud. High five through the computer.

13 Eric Van Dril August 26, 2010 at 9:36 pm

I don’t want it to seem like I’m getting laid as I write this, but don’t let the nerdy website fool you.

I don’t mention this shit to anybody.

14 sean August 27, 2010 at 6:15 am

unlucky hanan…

15 Becky August 27, 2010 at 8:36 am

I just got a ticket to the pre-show!!! I am so going to rape the living hell out of Jules!!! On stage.

16 DMA August 27, 2010 at 11:55 am

did anyone buy the tickets yet? i cant figure the whole elist thing out… grr

17 Steph August 27, 2010 at 3:03 pm

Got mine! This is too good to be true. My pessimistic self is halfway expecting something horrible to happen, preventing me from going to ACL altogether.

18 Hanan August 27, 2010 at 6:10 pm

actually, guys, I’m a lesbian
I’m pretty offended y’all assumed I was straight.

19 Becky August 27, 2010 at 9:56 pm

If you are seriously offended, then I really am sorry. I guess when I saw you get up on stage and hug Jules, through my insanely pervy eyes that was a “I’d like to stage rape you” hug. But it was just a “you’re an awesome person and I thank you for your music” hug? Like actually a respectful gesture? That’s great.

20 Hanan August 28, 2010 at 3:08 am

Oh jesus. I was joking. I am so straight it’s disturbing. The hug was respectful but all of us at some level, are attracted to Jules because helloooooo. But yeah. Not creepy.

Eric I think you should impregnate me now.

21 sean August 28, 2010 at 7:49 am

nudges eric* duuuuuuude

22 margi August 29, 2010 at 11:55 am

I JUST seen them at Lolla and I was SERIOUSLY considering going to ACL. THEN they anounnced the Stubb’s Pre-show, and that was IT! I got my tix, and we are ROAD-trippin it to Austin! So yeah, I will be FRONT & CENTER mouthing along to EVERY single word!!!!
Not doubt, It is going to be FUCKING AMAZING!!! (Even if they DON’T play any new shit)
They are THE band to see in an intamite setting. So if you can, quit BITCHING & MOANING and just go.
“It’s not the chances we take that are regrettable, but those that we don’t”

23 Lo September 16, 2010 at 10:34 pm

Hey Eric, how the hell do you get to know they’re playing a pre-show? It’s not on their website, I can’t find it anywhere except here! Do you have secret sources?? ;)

24 Eric Van Dril September 17, 2010 at 2:22 pm

@Lo — It was announced a couple weeks ago on Stubbs’ official site. The tickets have already been sold out, I believe.

25 Lo September 17, 2010 at 5:42 pm

Thanks, but I mean, do you check every venue regularly or did they tell you about it?

26 Eric Van Dril September 18, 2010 at 9:26 am

@Lo – No, I don’t check every venue regularly. I received an email about it or saw it on Twitter, I believe. I don’t remember.

27 Lo September 18, 2010 at 3:45 pm

Ok, thank you!!

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