White Stripes, Wilco close out Bonnaroo

Reunited Police make first festival appearance

The White Stripes and Wilco closed out the Bonnaroo Festival yesterday (June 17), which took place throughout the weekend in Manchester, Tennessee.

In addition to performing several tracks from their new album, ‘Icky Thump’, The White Stripes saluted Tennessee with a cover of Dolly Parton‘s ‘Jolene’.

Wilco performed on the festival’s main stage at sundown. Their set featured several extended jams on songs including ‘Shot in the Arm’, ‘Via Chicago’ and ‘Handshake Drugs’.

The day took a darker turn when jazz legend Ornette Coleman collapsed from heatstroke during his performance in the jazz tent. He was rushed to the hospital and later released, as previously reported.

On Saturday (June 16), The Police made their first festival appearance since reuniting last month. They performed 18 tracks that featured different arrangements than those appearing on their albums, reports Billboard.

The trio played several classic tunes including ‘Synchronicity II’, a long jam on ‘When the World Is Running Down, You Make the Best of What’s Still Around’, and ‘Can’t Stand Losing You’.

Also headlining on Saturday were The Flaming Lips, which saw frontman Wayne Coyne appearing inside his trademark plastic bubble.

The band attempted to begin their set nearly an hour early with a cover of Black Sabbath‘s ‘War Pigs’, but were stopped by festival organisers until their allotted performance time.

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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