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The Strokes debut new song, cover Erasure at first concert in two years: Video + Setlist

on May 14, 2019, 9:20am

On Monday, The Strokes took the stage the Wiltern in Los Angeles for their first live performance together in over two years. The New York City alt-rock purveyors headlined this year’s City of Angels, a benefit concert raising proceeds for two homeless organizations in Los Angeles.

The Strokes have added to the repertoire in the time since we last saw them. Most notably, they debuted a brand new song called “The Adults Are Talking”, marking their first new material since 2016’s Future Present Past EP.

Additionally, Julian Casablancas & co. dusted off a trio of songs — “Ize of the World”, “On the Other Side”, and “The Way It Is” — for the first time since 2006. They also debuted a live cover of Erasure’s “A Little Respect”.

Watch fan-captured footage and see the full setlist below.

The Strokes are set to headline New York City’s Governors Ball Music Festival next month, after which they’ll embark on a European festival tour. They’re due back in the US later in the summer for appearances at Chicago’s Lollapalooza and Ohana Music Festival in Dana Point, CA. Get tickets to their upcoming dates here.

Setlist:
Heart in a Cage
You Only Live Once
Ize of the World (First time played with The Strokes since 2006)
The Modern Age
Happy Ending (Written on setlist as Mama Love Her Baby Blues)
Hard to Explain
The Adults Are Talking (New song, live debut)
One Way Trigger
Meet Me in the Bathroom
I Can’t Win
On the Other Side (First time played since 2006)
The Way It Is (First time played since 2006)
A Little Respect (Erasure cover) (Live debut)
What Ever Happened?
12:51
Automatic Stop
Soma
Last Nite

Encore:
Is This It
Someday

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