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Why did Carlos D leave Interpol?

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    “Carlos really doesn’t like playing the bass guitar… How integral is the bass to Interpol? I mean, it’s huge. It’s a total harmonic component. It’s hook-laden. But he really, really didn’t like the bass. It’s not his instrument of choice, and it definitely wasn’t his first instrument.”

    Interpol drummer Sam Fogarino tells the Guardian why the band’s longtime bassist, Carlos Dengler, chose to leave prior to the release of their forth studio album. Fogarino added, “touring’s a bitch…  [Carlos] didn’t like it.”

    As for their current relationship? Despite playing together for 10 years, Fogarino noted that he’s hasn’t spoken to Dengler since he quit. “I haven’t spoken to him in ages,” the drummer said. “I think it’s kind of understandable … When you spend 10 years together and you finally break up, you’re not gonna be on the phone every day.”

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    As previously reported, Dengler recorded the band’s forthcoming self-titled fourth studio, which is due for release on September 7th via Matador, prior to leaving. You can check out Fogarino and the rest of the current members of Interpol support the release in the months ahead…

    Interpol 2010 Tour Dates:
    08/13 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave #
    08/14 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue #
    08/15 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theater #
    08/16 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theater #
    08/18 – Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm #
    08/19 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues #
    08/21 – Miami, FL @ The Fillmore #
    09/16 – Caen, FR @ Le Cargo
    09/18 – Paris, FR- Stade De France *
    09/21 – Lille, FR @ Aeronef
    09/22 – Brussels, BE @ Stade Roi Boudoin *
    09/23 – Brussels, BE @ Stade Roi Boudoin *
    09/25 – Bordeaux, FR @ Le Vigean
    09/26 – San Sebastian, ES @ Estadio Anoeta *
    09/28 – Granada, ES @ La Industrial Copera
    09/29 – Seville, ES @ Olympic Stadium *
    10/01 – Santiago, ES @ Santiago De Compostela
    10/02 – Coimbra, PT @ Estadio Cidade Coimbra *
    10/03 – Coimbra, PT @ Estadio Cidade Coimbra *
    10/05 – Bilboa, ES @ Rockstar Barakaldo
    10/06 – Toulouse, FR @ Li Bikini
    10/08 – Rome, IT @ Olympic Stadium *
    10/16 – Mexico City, MX @ Capital Festival
    10/18 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
    10/21 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA
    10/22 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
    10/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek
    10/25 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
    10/27 – Dallas, TX @ Palladium
    10/28 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s
    10/29 – Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theater
    10/31 – New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Experience
    11/01 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
    11/03 – Washington, DC @ Constitution Hall
    11/04 – Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theatre
    11/05 – New York, NY @ United Palace
    11/12 РLisbon, PT @ Campo Peque̱o
    11/13 – Madrid, ES @ Palacio Vistalegre
    11/14 – Barcelona, ES @ San Jordi Club
    11/16 – Marseille, FR @ Dock Du Sud
    11/17 – Milan, IT @ Palasharp
    11/18 – Vienna, AT @ Gasometer
    11/20 – Berlin, DE @ Tempodrom
    11/21 – Amsterdam, NL @ Heineken Music Hall
    11/22 – Dortmund, DE @ Westfalenhalle 2
    11/24 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
    11/25 – Newcastle, UK @ O2 Academy
    11/26 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy
    11/27 – Edinburgh, UK @ Corn Exchange
    11/29 – Dublin, IE @ Olympia
    11/30 – Dublin, IE @ Olympia
    12/01 – Dublin, IE @ Olympia
    12/03 – Manchester, UK @ Apollo
    12/04 – Liverpool, UK @ Liverpool University
    12/06 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton
    12/07 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton

    # = w/ Twin Tigers
    * = w/ U2

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