The Strokes play first gig in three years in New York state

The five-piece warm up for Governors Ball festival with an 18-song set in Port Chester

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The Strokes played their first gig since November 2011 last night (May 31) in New York state.

The band appeared at the 1,800 capacity Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York as a warm up for their headline set at the Governors Ball festival on Randall's Island in New York City, which takes place between June 6 and 8. Port Chester is roughly 25 miles from New York City.

Their first show since the release of last year's 'Comedown Machine' saw them playing an 18-track set, debuting three tracks from their last record, 'Welcome to Japan', 'One Way Trigger' and 'Happy Ending'. The rest of the show comprised material from throughout their five-album, 13-year career, with a selection of songs from their iconic debut album, 'Is This It', including 'Barely Legal', which opened up the night's set. Finishing with 'Last Nite', the band then returned to the stage for a one song encore of 'New York City Cops'. Scroll down for a full setlist and fan-shot footage of the band performing.





The Strokes played:

'Barely Legal'
'Welcome to Japan'
'Automatic Stop'
'Machu Picchu'
'Reptilia'
'Razorblade'
'Take It Or Leave It'
'One Way Trigger'
'Under Control'
'Heart In A Cage'
'Hard To Explain'
'12:51'
'Someday'
'Happy Ending'
'The End Has No End'
'You Only Live Once'
'Last Nite'
'New York City Cops'


Albert Hammond Jr recently said that The Strokes will release a new album before they embark on a full tour again. The guitarist told Gigwise:

"I know that when The Strokes tour again, it will be because we put something out – even though we didn't tour the last one. Doing a few festivals before you put something out is kind of gearing up the big machine, it just kind of helps everyone get ready, mentally, financially and it brings you back to your audience. You can see the audience's reaction to your music and you just 'feel' again."

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