The Strokes and Julian Casablancas, as you know, are playing Governors Ball in NYC in June. The Governors Ball team are doing a Reddit AMA today about the festival as a whole, and they just said is the tentative plan is for Julian to play Friday and the Strokes to play on Saturday.
They explained how they landed the Strokes (via Wolfsie).
[–]termina11ychi11 2 points 20 minutes ago
First of all, congrats on the amazing lineup! One of the best surprises for me was The Strokes. What kind of black magic did you use to get them out of hibernation?
[–]TeamGovBall[S] 6 points 8 minutes ago
We have tried to book The Strokes every single year that Gov Ball has existed. They essentially have had an open invite to play when they wanted. We got a call from their agent at the very last minute, saying that they wanted to reunite and play at the festival. Dream come true for us. We’re New York City kids, and they are the greatest NYC rock band of our generation. BOOM -JW
Also, Albert was asked what songs from Comedown Machine he’d like to play live on Twitter.
— Albert Hammond, Jr. (@alberthammondjr) January 22, 2014