The Strokes headlined a show at the Forum in Los Angeles last night (October 28th). During the performance, they delivered the live debut of “Call It Fate, Call It Karma” and “At The Door.”
King Princess and Alvvays opened for The Strokes before they launched into a pretty epic set. They opened the show with the first-ever live performance of the 2013 Comedown Machine track, “Call It Fate, Call It Karma.” Later on in the set, they also performed “At The Door” from their 2020 album, The New Abnormal, for the first time.
Despite never playing the album live, they did debut it via a video at a Bernie Sanders rally in early 2020. The crowd seemed pretty excited to hear The Strokes play “At The Door” for the first time ever. The band have really hit their stride after making their return to full-capacity indoor events in New York City in June. In fan-made videos of the performance, the band is completely comfortable, plowing through the tracks with ease.
Watch fan-shot footage of the performance below.
The band’s debut album, Is This It, just turned 20. The Strokes’ 2020 album, The New Abnormal, marked their first full-length release in seven years.
The 9-track collection saw the band moving toward more of a synth-heavy, ’80s pop style of instrumental. Frontman Julian Casablancas delivers his distinctive croons atop pulsing synth lines. Packed with nostalgic hooks, The New Abnormal fluctuates between drum-less, powerful ballads and catchy, energetic anthems.
Recently, The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas also threw out the first pitch at a Mets game. Casablancas, sporting a Darryl Strawberry jersey, delivered a pitch to the band’s guitar tech Paul Vassallo. As far as celebrities throwing out the first pitch goes, the local crooner’s form wasn’t so bad.