Posted in music | tour dates on December 16, 2009

Julian Casablancas @ L.A.'s Downtown Palace in Nov. (more by Darren Kim)
Julian Casablancas

Playing the [HMV Forum on December 15th] with his band - which includes The Strokes' guitar "guru" JP Bowersock - [Julian Casablancas] performed 'I Wish It Was Christmas Today', which is released in the UK on December 21 [and a bonus track on the album].

Before the song Casablancas joked to the crowd he is beginning to reconsider his decision to record a festive song, before admitting he had said the same thing on most nights of the UK tour.

"This is the part of the show when I say my little piece. People who come every night will say, 'He says the same shit every night'," he joked, before addressing his Christmas song. "I like the holidays, but they make me play it, yes it's that one. I already regret it." [NME]

He's in Europe now, but Julian will be in NYC this January - now for two shows. In addition to the Jan. 14th show at Terminal 5, he's added another NYC show at the same venue one day later (January 15th). Tickets for the new show go on AmEx presale at 11am. General sale is Friday, December 18th at noon.

Videos and setlist from that London gig (including the Christmas tune) are below...

Julian Casablancas - I Wish It Was Christmas Today

Julian Casablancas - Left And Right In The Dark

Julian Casablancas - 11th Dimension

Julian Casablancas - January 15 at HMV Forum in London setlist (via)
'11th Dimension'
'River of Brakelights'
'Out Of The Blue'
'New One'
'Left And Right In The Dark'
'I'll Try Anything Once'
'30 Minute Boyfriend'
'4 Chords Of The Apocalypse'
'Ludlow Street'
'I Wish It Was Christmas Today'
'Glass'

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Comments (15)

Is the first show really sold out?!

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2009 11:11 AM

MEHrry Christmas Julian

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2009 11:23 AM

i am STROKEing my ROD just thinking about this

Posted by a rod | December 16, 2009 1:15 PM

1:15-it's called the pleasure principle

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2009 1:56 PM

11 songs? Can't he just play the 45 minute set twice at T5 on the 14th and call it a day?

Posted by smack | December 16, 2009 4:37 PM

How can this man play solo two nights at Terminal 5? Did I miss something?

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2009 9:44 PM

what happened to the rest of the strokes?

Posted by i want to know | December 16, 2009 11:06 PM

The rest of the strokes are working on pretending their also really epic musicians with a 30 year career.

I hear the art house movie theatres in LA might be hiring and burlington coat factory strokers.

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2009 4:16 AM

His album is not very good at all.
Strokes = Flash in the pan!

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2009 12:05 AM

2nd show @ t5= possible strokes reunion show?

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2010 8:55 PM

^^ why would you say something so dumb?

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2010 9:14 PM

dunno, its about time for new material though. just thinking positive

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2010 9:24 PM

Fabricio (The Strokes) is playing in Little Joy with Rodrigo Amarante (Los Hermanos). I just saw them and an awesome duo called Youthless play live on the same night. Little Joy's not bad but nothing compared to The Strokes.

Posted by sugarkane | January 15, 2010 11:10 AM

i went yesterday and julian sucks alone, really.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2010 11:40 AM

i saw ringo yesterday at the Met... and also sucks alone

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2010 12:07 PM

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