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Future Islands dedicate song to Baltimore as they make live return to 'Letterman' – watch

Band pay tribute to their hometown in first 'Late Show' performance since breakthrough moment in 2014

Pooneh Ghana
Future Islands made their return to Late Show with David Letterman, dedicating their performance of new song 'The Chase' to their hometown of Baltimore.

The US band made a triumphant performance on the same show last year, with footage of them performing 'Seasons (Waiting On You)' going viral after the episode aired on network TV.

Prior to performing new song 'The Chase', frontman Samuel T Herring referenced the current turmoil in Baltimore and said: "This song is going to go out to the people of Baltimore, let us not dicount their voices or the voices of all the people in the cities in which we live and love."

Baltimore is currently in a state of emergency amid the increasingly violent clashes between protestors and police. Confrontations in the US city began following the funeral of African-American man, Freddie Gray, on Monday (April 27). Gray, 25, was fatally injured whilst in police custody.



Future Islands recently revealed a live version of 'The Chase', which was recorded specially for Record Store Day 2015. The song was recorded direct to vinyl at Studio Three at London's famous Abbey Road studios last month (March).

Future Islands will play the following UK and Ireland dates:

London Hyde Park (w/ The Strokes) (June 18)
Glastonbury Festival (June 24-28)
Dorset End Of The Road Festival (September 4-6)
Laois Electric Picnic (4-6)
Manchester Academy (8)
Glasgow Barrowlands (9)
Newcastle O2 Academy (10)
Isle Of Wight Bestival (12)


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