Interpol unveiled a new music video for "The Rover" which is the first single from their forthcoming album Marauder. The new album will be released on Aug. 24 via Matador Records.
Filmed late last year in Mexico City while the band was there to celebrate the 15th anniversary of their debut Turn on the Bright Lights (which included two live performances of the album in full), the video stars Ebon Moss-Bachrach as a disoriented keyboard player. Unable to deal with the pressure of touring with Interpol, Moss-Bachrach literally rolls out of their touring van only to be rescued by several locals.
Lead singer Paul Banks, who came up with the concept for the video, explains the situation.
“I like to describe the video for “The Rover” as a prequel,” said Banks in a statement. “It’s the origin story of the character described in the song, the birth of a cult leader. When we meet him he is partly unhinged. He’s a man on the verge, an artist subjected to great pressures, and beset with existential frustrations."
Meanwhile, in the video, Interpol go about their touring duties, including a press conference which Moss-Bachrach interrupts.
“In the end of the video he exacts his “revenge” on Interpol with a mischievous act of disruption during the press conference,” said Banks. “He grabs me by the head – to save me? Forgive me? Or simply as a gesture of his new independence – the butterfly becoming.”
Interpol kicks off the next leg of their tour with a show at Union Transfer in Philadelphia on Aug. 23.
Interpol Tour Dates:
Aug. 23 - Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
Aug. 24 - Brooklyn, NY - House of Vans
Sept. 11 - Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre
Sept. 12 - Montreal, Quebec - Olympia Theatre
Sept. 13 - Toronto, Ontario - Rebel
Sept. 14-16 - Chicago, IL - Riot Fest
Sept. 16 - Detroit, MI - Royal Oak Theatre (Click here for tickets)
Sept. 17 - Columbus, OH - Express Live
Sept. 27 - Dallas, TX - Bomb Factory
Sept. 28 - Austin, TX - Bass Concert Hall
Sept. 29 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall Lawn
Oct. 1 - Phoenix, AZ - Van Buren
Oct. 4 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
Oct. 5 - San Diego, CA - SDSU Open Air Theater
Oct. 6 - Berkeley, CA - Greek Theater
Nov. 6 - Tokyo, Japan - Akasaka Blitz
Nov. 14 - London, England - Royal Albert Hall
Nov. 16 - Manchester, England - O2 Apollo
Nov. 18 - Dublin, Ireland - Olympia Theatre
Nov. 23 - Hamburg, Germany - Mehr! Theater
Nov. 24 - Copenhagen, Denmark - TAP1
Nov. 25 - Berlin, Germany - Tempodrom
Nov. 27 - Utrecht, Netherlands - Tivoli Vredenburg
Nov. 28 - Brussels, Belgium - Forest National
Nov. 29 - Paris, France - La Salle Pleyel
Feb. 16 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden (Click here for tickets)