The Raconteurs cover Gnarls Barkley at Lollapalooza

Jack White's band send the crowd 'Crazy'

The Raconteurs performed a cover of Gnarls Barkley‘s chart topping hit ‘Crazy’ at the Lollapalooza festival last night (August 4).

Jack White and Brendan Benson‘s band played the track in front of a huge crowd on the AT&T stage at Chicago‘s Grant Park during an hour set filled with tracks from their debut album ‘Broken Boy Soldiers’ alongside a series of covers including David Bowie‘s ‘It Ain’t Easy’ and Nancy Sinatra‘s ‘Bang, Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)’, which featured in the Quentin Tarantino movie ‘Kill Bill’.

Earlier, Las Vegas outfit Panic! At The Disco also had a stab at their own cover of Smashing Pumpkins ‘Tonight, Tonight’.


Over on the Q101 stage, Editors performed a blistering debut set in sweltering conditions as singer Tom Smith declared: “We’ve heard a lot about Lollapalooza, but we’ve never played it before. This is fucking awesome!.”

The four-piece had the crowd bouncing as they performed hits from their debut album ‘The Back Room’, the highlight of which was a frantic rendition of their hit single ‘Munich’.

Perry Farrell‘s annual US bash also saw sets from Ryan Adams, My Morning Jacket, The Secret Machines and The Subways.

Up to 150,000 festival goers are expected to descend on Grant Park for the three day event which was revived in 2003 after a six year hiatus.

Over the years Lollapalooza has launched the likes of Rage Against The Machine, Beck and Green Day.

Keep checking back on NME.COM for further updates from the festival.