April 23, 2009 9:34

Yeah Yeah Yeahs open UK tour in Manchester

Karen O puts in a superstar performance on their first show

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs played the opening night of their UK tour last night (April 22) at the Manchester Academy – only their third gig supporting new album 'It's Blitz!'.

Wearing a pink scarf over her head which shone up fluorescently to show a spiral pattern over her face, singer Karen O stalked the stage during opener 'Heads Will Roll, setting the tone for a raucous set, which included a cover of The Cramps' 'Human Fly'.

New songs 'Dull Life' and 'Skeletons' went down well with the crowd, but it was single 'Zero' which upped the ante of the set, with O donning her customised leather jacket and jumping around ecstatically along with the crowd.

The band also played earlier song 'Miles Away' and a singalong version of 2006 single 'Gold Lion', and encored with 'Maps', from 2003 debut album 'Fever To Tell'.

Returning to the stage wearing a slightly-too-large white kimono for the encore, O dedicated the song to the lovers of the members of the band, then to the Manchester crowd.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs played:

'Heads Will Roll'
'Black Tongue'
'Human Fly'
'Phenomena'
'Dull Life'
'Gold Lion'
'Miles Away'
'Skeletons'
'Soft Shock'
'Down Boy'
'Zero'
'Y Control'
'Maps'
'Date With The Night'


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