Yeah Yeah Yeahs debut new track at tiny comeback gig

Only 70 fans watched the charity gig at New York's Union Pool

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Yeah Yeah Yeahs made their live return in New York over the weekend, performing new material to a crowd of just 70 people.

The band performed live at the Union Pool venue as part of a benefit show for the victims of hurricane Sandy on Saturday night (December 8). All money raised from the gig was donated to Waves 4 Water. Support on the night came from Higgins Waterproof Blackmagic, a side project from TV On The Radio's Tunde Adebimpe.

The band ran through a potted history of their back catalogue including early tracks like 'Art Star' and 'Black Tongue' as well as material from their last studio album, 2009's 'It's Blitz!', including 'Heads Will Roll'.

One new song also made it into the 12-song set, a track titled 'Despair', which has been described by Spin as "a spare thumper that recalled Florence and the Machine's 'Dog Days Are Over'.

Scroll down the page for the full setlist from the Union Pool gig as well as a collection of tweets from fans in attendance at the show.

'Runaway'
'Black Tongue'
'Art Star'
'Phenomena'
'Soft Shock'
'Gold Lion'
'Sealings'
'Maps'
'Despair'
'Heads Will Roll'
'Poor Song'
'Tick'



Read More On This Artist

Video: Yeah Yeah Yeahs At Leeds Festival 2009

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Merchandise
More News
Red Hot Chili Peppers hoping to release 'super danceable' new album in the next 12 months
Honeyblood reveal 'Choker' video ahead of NME New Breed Tour appearance – watch
Zane Lowe defends BBC's plan to provide alternative soundtrack to 'Drive'
Pulled Apart By Horses announce 'Medium Rare' EP
Mike Skinner working on new project with London rapper Oscar World Peace
Singing nun who won Italy's 'The Voice' covers Madonna's 'Like A...
Foo Fighters say no to Isle Of Wight Festival headline slot
Paul McCartney shares long-lost John Bonham collaboration
Sylvan Esso announce biggest London headline gig to date
O2 Priority Tickets for Nina Nesbitt, George Ezra and The Charlatans available tomorrow
Ariana Grande reportedly cancels trip to Spain due to Ebola fear
Brian May exhibits his collection of Victorian 3D photos at London's Tate
Noel Gallagher to appear onstage with Johnny Marr at London gig
US judge refuses Led Zeppelin request to have 'Stairway To Heaven' plagiarism case...
Saxophone player Raphael Ravenscroft – man behind the 'Baker Street' solo – dies
Former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read says 'Ukip Calypso' track is not 'racist' but...
Graham Coxon's bikes sell for £24,000 at charity auction
The Charlatans preview new music at intimate London gig
Orbital announce split, Paul Hartnoll to release solo album as 8:58
Paul McCartney says Kanye West and Jay Z was the best gig he's attended
James Blunt apologises for 'You're Beautiful' being 'annoying'
Ed Sheeran hits back at Isle Of Wight Festival boss for 'boring' comment

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM