Eagles Of Death Metal brand Arctic Monkeys an ‘enigma’ at Leeds Festival

Jesse Hughes 'shakes his dick' at Leeds Festival

Eagles Of Death Metal praised Arctic Monkeys during their show on the Main Stage at the Leeds Festival today (August 28).

Watch a video interview with frontman Jesse Hughes by clicking on the right.

The rock’n’roll quartet dedicated ‘Whore Hoppin’ to the Sheffield four-piece ahead of their headline show later. “I want to dedicate this to the Arctic Monkeys, I fucking love them so much,” singer Hughes told the huge crowd.

Earlier in the set, he told the throng: “I’m sure feeling fucking nervous. This is the biggest fucking crowd I’ve played in front of. I just want to shake my dick and make you all happy.”

The charismatic frontman spent much of the set conducting cheers among the crowd and indulging in his traditional “voodoo wave”.

The band played a host of tracks from their back catalogue including three tracks from their 2008 album ‘Heart On’.

Speaking after the show, Hughes told NME.COM: “I love the Arctic Monkeys man. I heard their show at Brixton the other night was rad with Them Crooked Vultures going nuts. They really are that enigma band, they’re fucking talented, seriously weird and they’re more than just a pop sensation.”

Of the Reading And Leeds Festivals, he said: “These are the elite festivals. The production is second to none and it’s a shining light of an example for all the other festivals.”

‘Cherry Cola’
‘I Only Want You’
‘Came To Make A Bang’
‘Bad Dream Mama’
‘Heart On’
‘Secret Plans’
‘Just 19’
‘Anything ‘Cept The Truth’
‘Whore Hoppin’
‘Wanna Be In LA’
‘I Want You So Hard (Boy’s Bad News)’
‘Speaking In Tongues’

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Watch Eagles of Death Metal’s performance of ‘Wanna Be In LA’ live on the main stage at Reading Festival below:

Video courtesy of BBC.co.uk/readingandleeds