Thursday, August 18, 2022



Coinciding with the album release, this week commences Big Shot City – a global Interpol exhibition and pop-up shop in collaboration with photographer Atiba Jefferson and Brain Dead Clothing. The exhibition will run July 15-17 in London and take place simultaneously in Los Angeles, New York, Mexico City and Tokyo. A full list of dates for each city can be found below.

Each event/space will host a gallery of Jefferson’s exclusive photographs of Interpol, captured throughout the making of the record, alongside special items available for purchase, including limited-edition Interpol x Brain Dead t-shirts (2x designs), an exclusive zine of Jefferson’s photographs designed by Brain Dead, and ultra-limited Jefferson-designed skateboards in partnership with Girl Skateboards. In-person meet-and-greets and Q&A’s with band members, Jefferson and Brain Dead will also take place at some of the events.

Big Shot City exhibition events:

LA: Hosted at the Brain Dead Studios, July 14 – 16

NYC: Hosted at 155 Lafayette Street,  July 13 – 16

MX City: Hosted at Not A Gallery, July 16 – 17

Tokyo: Hosted at Brain Dead’s space in Harajuku – July 15

London: Hosted at Truman’s Brewery – July 15 – 17

Additionally for release weekend, Interpol play a three-day run of sold-out album release shows in London.

Still in shape, my methods refined,” sings Paul Banks on ‘Toni’, the opening track from Interpol’s 7th LP The Other Side of Make-Believe. The album breaks fresh ground for the group: parallel to exploring the sinister undercurrents of contemporary life, Interpol’s new songs are imbued with pastoral longing and newfound grace. Daniel Kessler’s serpentine guitar arrangements crest skywards, Samuel Fogarino shatters his percussive precision into strange metres, while Paul Banks’ sonorous voice exudes a vulnerability that is likely to catch most long-term fans of the band off guard.


Jul 16 London, UK @ St. John’s Hackney (Rough Trade) SOLD OUT

Jul 17 London, UK @ Pryzm (Banquet Records) SOLD OUT

Jul 18 London, UK @ Kentish Town Forum SOLD OUT 

Aug 25 Asbury Park, NJ, Stone Pony Summer Stage #

Aug 26 Toronto, ON, Canada Budweiser Stage ^

Aug 27 Portland, ME, Thompson’s Point #

Aug 28 Providence, RI, Bold Point Pavilion #

Aug 30 Columbus, OH, KEMBA Live! Outdoor #

Sep 1 Cincinnati, OH, Andrew J. Brady Music Center #

Sep 2 Atlanta, GA, The Eastern

Sep 3 Asheville, NC, Rabbit Rabbit #

Sep 4 Raleigh, NC, The Ritz

Sep 6 Pittsburgh, PA, Stage AE Outdoors #

Sep 8 Indianapolis, IN, TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park #

Sep 9 St Louis, MO, Stifel Theatre #

Sep 10 Oklahoma City, OK, Criterion Theater #

Sep 11, El Paso, TX, Plaza Theatre

Sep 13 Las Vegas, NV, The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas #

Sep 14 Paso Robles, CA, Vina Robles Amphitheatre #

Sep 16 Seattle, WA, Paramount Theatre #

Sep 17 Portland, OR, Pioneer Courthouse Square #

Sep 18 Portland, OR, Pioneer Courthouse Square #

Nov 4 –Jeunesse Arena. Rio De Janeiro, RJ %

Nov 5 – Primavera Sound – Sao Paulo, Brazil %

Nov 8 – Pedreira Paulo Leminski. Curitiba, Brazil %

Nov 10 ­– Asuncion Kilk Fest – Paraguay, Chico, Chile

Nov 12. Primavera Sound – Santiago, Chile

Nov 13 – Primavera Sound – Buenos Aires, Argentina

Nov 15 – Lima Arena 1. Lima, Peru %

# w/ Spoon

^ w/ Spoon and Metric

% w/ Arctic Monkeys

Greg Kinne
Greg Kinne
Greg started Culture Fiend as a way to discuss the many facets of pop culture. Greg usually surrounds himself with Star Wars action figures, Legos and a healthy supply of interesting films and unusual records.


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