The Strokes Playing Samsung SXSW Party As New Song Circulates

James Rettig | March 9, 2016 - 1:33 pm

The Strokes, Sia, and 2 Chainz/Lil Wayne team-up ColleGrove will headline Samsung’s SXSW shows this year. Notably, the three-day sponsored event won’t take place during the Music portion of the event, but rather the Interactive one, so all the tech bros can get their concert time in as well. Last year, Samsung hosted D’Angelo, Mary J. Blige, Iggy Azalea, A$AP Rocky, and Hot Chip. Billboard notes noncommittally that the Strokes may debut new music at the showcase, or that they may hold out until their headlining spot at Governors Ball. (We know that the band was in the studio last year.) Here’s the Samsung schedule:

03/11: The Strokes, The Arcs
03/12: ColleGrove (2 Chainz/Lil Wayne), Public Enemy
03/13: Sia, Elle King

Tickets are only available to Samsung Galaxy device owners (or those willing to buy one) and select badgeholders.

UPDATE: Hey maybe the Strokes actually will debut new music at SXSW! Check this tweet from the music marketing company NUE Agency’s Jesse Kirshbaum: