The group has previously been cagey when asked about their touring plans for 2011, but in an interview with DJ Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1 as the band unveiled new single ‘Under Cover Of Darkness‘, Hammond Jr. shone a more positive light on their future schedule.
“I see us completely making music together,” he said. “I see us doing a world tour in balance with a new record. We’re going to tour.”
Later, Hammond Jr. added that the well-publicised delays which the band suffered during the recording of new LP ‘Angles‘ had made he and his fellow band-members appreciate the band much more.
“Like you have no idea,” he declared. “All of that, if anything, gave you perspective on what I find so beautiful about The Strokes. It really is something bigger than one person – a combination of things which couldn’t happen without us.”
‘Angles‘ is due for release on March 22nd.