I wanted to give you guys & gals a quick update before I head over to
the other side of the world for the Summer Sonic Festival.
The third newsletter was originally scheduled to ship this coming
weekend. The band, however, decided at the last minute to rework a
couple of the pages. No big deal. Hopefully, this will set us back only
a week. You'll be happy to know that there will be some really exciting
news announced in this newsletter. Also, the name of the newsletter has
been chosen and the cover bears the new name. Just a quick preview of
some of the news.... a U.S. tour is currently in the works for this
Fall. There are also plans to return to the UK and parts of Europe
before the end of 2003. I think everyone will really like the gift that
comes with this newsletter. I don't won't to tell you what it is... that
would spoil the surprise.
To the Japanese Fan Club Members:
The band is already in Japan, and will be rehearsing for the Summer
Sonic shows over the next few days. I'll be joining them there tomorrow
(Wednesday) and this email is one of the last things I wanted to get
done before I leave. Everyone is really excited for the shows, and it
will be fun to be back out in front of a crowd. I hope all Japanese fan
club members will be able to attend the shows. Most likely, the Japanese
crowds will be treated to at least one brand new Strokes song. This will
be the first time any of the new material will be played outside the
recording studio. See you there!
As for the aftershow parties in Japan ---- I received a few emails from
fan club members who live in Japan regarding invitations to the parties.
Unfortunately, I won't be able to invite any of the Japanese members to
any aftershow parties. If The Strokes were playing headlining shows in
smaller venues, aftershow parties would be much easier to coordinate.
These two particular shows are at extremely large venues with many other
bands. Security is the main issue as there will be many other bands
backstage - not just The Strokes.
I hope sometime in the near future, I'll be able to make it up to all
the Japanese members. Sorry, guys!
As usual, feel free to email me any questions, comments, concerns and
anything else on your mind. I'll do my best to reply in a timely
fashion. I'll be in touch with everyone when we get back from Japan, and
I'll announce a new contest. Until then.....
matt f. romano
wiz kid mgmt.