The Strokes formed in New York City in 1998 and changed the music scene just three years later with the release of their debut album, Is This It. Tickets for The Strokes sold out in minutes, as anyone who was anyone in the music business clamored to see the band in person. The songs combined the simple sensibilities of punk with the tunefulness of contemporary pop, with a little world-weary irony thrown in to make it all look incredibly easy. The band members became fashion icons as quickly as they became music stars, becoming equally known for their blazers and crunchy guitar riffs. Rock music meandered after grunge fizzled in the mid-'90s, settling on an odd yet unique blend of hip-hop and heavy metal instrumentation. The Strokes changed that by proving that rock could be fun again. Fourteen years later, Strokes tickets still sell out, so don't delay and get your Strokes tickets today!