During their encore, frontman Alex Turner referenced the venue’s history as an early home of the US Open, saying: “We wanted to do a New York special for you and since we couldn’t think of any tennis songs…” The band then played ‘Is This It’ by The Strokes. Watch footage of the performance below.
Arctic Monkeys covered The Strokes in NY tonight and it was ??? pic.twitter.com/dtzkxGuA4z
— Rhian Daly (@rhian__) July 25, 2018
IS THIS IT (cr: camilariso) pic.twitter.com/fX8AK9JHFQ
— Arctic Monkeys Japan (@ArcticMonkeysJP) July 24, 2018
Meanwhile, Arctic Monkeys revealed the video for the title track of their sixth record earlier this week. The clip sees Turner in a fictitious hotel, complete with sauna and ranch, and answering the phone as Mark, the receptionist he sings off in the lines: “Good afternoon/ Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino/ Mark speaking/ Please tell me how may I direct your call?“
Arctic Monkeys’ US tour will continue today in Canandaigua, NY. Their next UK appearances will come in September with a headline arena tour. Visit here for tickets and more information.