On the new Arctic Monkeys album Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, frontman Alex Turner sings “I just wanted to be one of The Strokes.” During the band’s set in Queens, New York Tuesday night, he did the next best thing.
Towards the end of the set, Turner and company launched into a cover of The Strokes “This Is It,” the title track from the NYC band’s 2001 debut album. Fan-shot footage of the performance was posted to social media.
Arctic Monkeys are currently touring the U.S. in support of Tranquility Base. The trek, during which you can see Turner’s newly shaved head, will continue Wednesday night in Canandaigua, New York.
As for The Strokes, their most recent release was the 2016 EP Future Present Past, but they haven’t come out with a full-length album since 2013’s Comedown Machine. However, this year has seen new albums from frontman Julian Casablancas and guitarist Albert Hammond Jr.‘s respective solo projects.
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