The Strokes Bring Favorites and Regina Spektor Duet to Queens

When The Strokes took the stage last night in their native New York City, the crowd had no idea that they were in for a night of musical firsts. One song played for the first time on tour, another re-emerging after 17 years, a grand live debut and a duet with the one and only Regina Spektor? Let’s just say that it was everything you could want in a hometown show, and based on the cheers from the crowd…they knew exactly how lucky they were to be there.

The Strokes played 21 songs overall, starting out with hits from every decade including “Is This It,” “The Adults Are Talking,” “Someday,” and “You Only Live Once.” They also gave the inaugural tour performance of “Alone, Together,” a fan-favorite from their 2001 debut album, Is This It, which provided fans with a glimpse of the exciting things to come. Both old and new supporters of The Strokes felt right at home during this show as they worked through their entire repertoire…soon inviting a special guest to the stage.

“It only took 20 years but look who showed up,” The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas told the crowd as Regina Spektor stepped up to the mic. “They love you, kid.” She quipped that she was seeing her “favorite band in her favorite city” before diving headfirst into their 2004 hit, “Modern Girls and Old Fashion Men.” While the track is rarely played live, they had to make an exception for their first live collaboration with Spektor in two decades. And their voices flowed together so seamlessly, it was as if no time had passed at all.Untitled

After Spektor left the stage, to an uproar of praise from the crowd, The Strokes continued on with their set. These include the essentials like “Soma” “Red Light,” and “Juicebox,” plus a beautiful rendition of “15 Minutes,” which they haven’t played since 2006! After “closing out the show” with “Take It or Leave It,” the audience began chanting for one more song. The Strokes not only happily obliged, but came back out with a five-song encore! This included “Call It Fate, Call It Karma,” “Hard to Explain,” and “Last Nite,” along with a brand-new live debut of their 2020 song, “Why Are Sundays So Depressing.”

Fans got lost in every single alternative rock hit as they were reminded why The Strokes are some of the best in their genre. Their live performances will always be next level, and they brought out even more surprises for their hometown show! Want to relive one of the best The Strokes concerts in a long while? Check out the full setlist here.

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Last updated: 24 Jun 2024, 16:42 Etc/UTC