The Strokes played an exclusive show at New York‘s Capitale club last night (October 17).
The hometown performance was part of a private party hosted by Hennessy, and also featured performances from Goldfrapp and Kanye West.
Opening with ‘Reptilia’, the band made their way through a 50-minute set, the majority of which was drawn from albums ‘First Impressions Of Earth’ and ‘Is This It’.
Fluffing his lyrics midway through the set, frontman Julian Casablancas missed an entire verse of ‘Someday’.
Joking with Albert Hammond Jnr, the singer asked, “I fucked up?”, to which the guitarist nodded. Casablancas then made up new lyrics on the spot for the rest of the verse, some of which were, “I fucked up/I don’t give a fucking shit.”
Playing to an audience that included Drew Barrymore, Adam Green and actors Jason Schwartzman and Ewan McGregor among others, Casablancas thanked the crowd for the reception.
“It’s been real. You’ve been the best crowd we’ve played to in a long time,” he declared, before launching into a closing ‘Take It Or Leave It’.
The Strokes played:
‘You Only Live Once’
‘Heart In A Cage’
‘Hard To Explain’
‘Ize Of The World’
‘Is This It’
‘Take It Or Leave It’
Following The Strokes, Kanye West took to the stage backed by a string section wearing red paint across their eyes.
Opening with ‘Diamonds From Sierra Leone’, he played a hits set including ‘Jesus Walks’ and ‘Gold Digger’, and welcomed Pharrell Williams onstage who joined him on three songs.
Earlier, Goldfrapp kicked off proceedings, with a stage show featuring bikini-clad back-up dancers wearing wolf-masks.