As The Strokes’ European festival dates have been rolled out, France has seemingly been ignored.
The Strokes will reportedly attend, and though I don’t speak a word of French I’d assume they’re going to play at least one gig, at Cannes Film Festival. Cannes runs from May 11-22 and is one of the most highly-regarded film festivals in the world.
Dans le Grand Journal, toujours en direct de la plage du Martinez, Michel Denisot a prévu de recevoir Jodie Foster et Woody Allen, entre autres, et côté musique, les Black Eyed Peas et The Strokes. « Je n’ai jamais eu un aussi beau casting », a commenté l’animateur lors de la conférence de presse.
This smells like a Tommy Hilfiger birthday party situation to me where The Strokes were probably hired by a giant film company to play a private, invite-only party. For the sake of French Strokes fans, I hope that’s not the case, but I’d hope that everybody is realistic heading into this.
The Strokes will play Le Grand Journal, a television show which Julian played last year. Le Grand Journal relocates to Cannes during the festival, so The Strokes will probably play an outdoor concert at some point during the festival. This is so much better than playing a private party.
(Info via rockinglo)