Yeah Yeah Yeahs release giant eyeball into Glastonbury crowd

Karen O and co play flamboyant Other Stage show

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Yeah Yeah Yeahs played a flamboyant afternoon show at Glastonbury today (June 28), during which they released a huge inflatable eyeball into the crowd.

They also dedicated a song to the late Michael Jackson.

The New Yorkers, led by singer Karen O, played a set on the Other Stage heavy on songs from their recent third album 'It's Blitz!' but also included older favourites such as 'Art Star'.

O was wearing typically impressive attire, taking to the stage to play opener 'Runaway' wearing a large colourful shawl and headdress and a pair of green tights.

For 'Art Star', the singer covered her face with a black shroud and sang through the fabric, peeling off the shroud to scream the song's frenetic chorus.

The following 'Gold Lion' was greeted with huge cheers as the crowd recognised drummer Brian Chase's distinctive drum intro from the off.

'Zero', up next, saw O take the "Get your leather on" lyric literally - donning her personalised leather jacket featuring "KO" emblasoned on the back in studs. Towards the end of the song a huge inflatable eyeball prop was released into the crowd, much to their delight.

"This is a Yeah Yeah Yeahs summer love song!" O declared before playing 'Maps'. "We'd like to dedicate this song to Michael Jackson," she added.

They ended the set with a rapturous performance of 2003 single 'Date With The Night'.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs played:

'Dull Life'
'Honey Bear'
'Art Star'
'Gold Lion'
'Turn Into'
'Soft Shock'
'Cheated Hearts'
'Heads Will Roll'
'Date With The Night'

NME.COM is coming live from Glastonbury throughout the 2009 festival. Stay tuned for the latest news, pictures, blogs and video interviews.

Head to our NME Festivals section for the latest Glastonbury picture gallery, and check out the NME Festivals Glastonbury blog for dispatches straight from Worthy Farm. For all of our coverage go to the Glastonbury 2009 homepage now.

Plus make sure you get next week's issue of NME, on UK newsstands from July 1, for the ultimate Glastonbury 2009 review.

Read More On This Artist

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Merchandise
More News
Beats by Dre was originally supposed to be a trainer brand, co-founder Jimmy Iovine reveals
Midweek Chart Update: Ben Howard and Slipknot battle for Number One album
Dutch Uncles announce new album 'O Shudder' – hear first song now
Scorpion found in north London home of former Everything But The Girl members
Weezer offer fans the opportunity to pick their next single
New species of tarantula named after John Lennon
1.5m tune in to watch Noel Gallagher on 'Celebrity Gogglebox'
Slaves confuse Bono on debut 'Jools Holland' performance
Beatles star George Harrison's childhood home sells for £156,000 at an auction
Pink Floyd's 'The Endless River' on course to become Amazon's most...
Jamie T says he doesn't worry about his music as 'most of the shit around today is...
Kate Tempest made new favourite to win this year's Mercury Prize
New York judge hears Kesha denied having sexual history with Dr Luke in 2011 deposition
S Club 7 announce they are reforming for BBC's Children in Need
Mike Read withdraws 'UKIP Calypso' song following racism complaints
Johnny Marr says Noel Gallagher's new album is 'very melodic' and 'pretty...
U2 perform two 'Songs Of Innocence' tracks on 'Later... with Jools Holland'...
Chance The Rapper to release new free album 'Surf'
Kate Bush describes recent London shows as 'truly special' in message to fans
Kasabian: 'There's nothing more depressing than seeing a band come offstage and have...
Nick Mulvey covers Björk's 'Bachelorette' for NME - watch
Taylor Swift tops the iTunes Canada chart with eight seconds of static

More News


Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME

NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM