The Strokes played Governors Ball festival last night (3 June 2016)
Judging by the reaction from fans on Twitter and even watching a bad quality stream of the concert (see below) the band really brought their A-game. The setlist has to go down as one of their best . Not just playing new songs from Future Present Past but reviving a cover of Clampdown by The Clash which they haven’t performed since 2004. Add in fan favourites like Red Light, Electricityscape and Ask Me Anything and you really have a winning set. Shame they haven’t been playing any Comedown Machine songs recently as Welcome to Japan is especially good live.
What also makes this concert great is how animated Julian is, lots of banter between songs and there is some real poignancy when he dedicates Electricityscape to their friend and artist Brett Kilroe who passed away from cancer earlier this year.
The Modern Age Soma Threat of Joy What Ever Happened? Under Cover of Darkness Alone, Together Electricityscape Ask Me Anything Take It or Leave It Drag Queen Someday Red Light Clampdown (The Clash cover) Heart in a Cage Last Nite Trying Your Luck Reptilia Hard to Explain Juicebox