There's a distinctly devilish side to the band as they give the UK premiere their new album at the festival...
THE WHITE STRIPES gave the UK premiere of their
new album ’GET BEHIND ME SATAN’ at GLASTONBURY as they closed the PYRAMID STAGE tonight (June 24).
The duo of Jack and Meg White brought their devil worshipping set to Worthy Farm, where they last appeared in 2002. The set was a bit grander this time, with the duo in front of a stage swathed in red with the apple from the album’s cover forming a central backdrop surrounded by palm trees.
As well as their trademark guitar and drums the band flavoured several of the songs with piano, marimba and even ukulele, delighted the massive crowd with a string of new songs, including recent Top Ten hit ’Blue Orchid’, forthcoming single ’My Doorbell’, ’The Nurse’ and ’Little Ghost’. They played the Meg-sung ’Passive Manipulation’ three times.
But the band didn’t forget their old classics – the set also featured the likes of ’The Hardest Button To Button’, ’Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground’ and a frenzied ’Seven Nation Army’.
Frontman Jack White was dressed in a mariachi-style outfit, with devil’s goatee beard. He also used a weird voice effect to speak in a devil-style, at one point appearing to apologise for the band being American.
The set in full was:
’Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground’
’I Think I Smell A Rat/Passive Manipulation’
’Let’s Shake Hands’
’Ball And Biscuit’/’My Doorbell’/’Canon’/’Broken Bricks’/’Cool Drink Of Water’/’Ball And Biscuit’
’Passive Manipulation’/’The Same Boy You’ve Always Known’
’The Hardest Button To Button’
’We’re Going To Be Friends’
’I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself’
’Passive Manipulation’/’Seven Nation Army’
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