U2 announced support acts for this summer’s North American 360° stadium tour on their official site moments ago, and though a few of their future openers are somewhat obvious picks (Lenny Kravitz, The Fray), one name jumped out at me: Interpol.
We knew that Paul Banks, Carlos D, and company have been prepping that 4th Interpol album for release early this year, but this is a somewhat surprising choice by U2 nonetheless. (Perhaps both bands will go orchestral for the gigs.)
Interpol will open for U2 at 6 dates on the 360° tour in Minneapolis, East Lansing, Toronto, Chicago, Miami and Philadelphia, while The Fray and Kravitz will open at 3 shows each. Check out the full tour schedule at Slicing Up Eyeballs.