The Arctic Monkeys have again showed off their musical talents, covering The White Stripes during the band’s stop in Detroit last night.
Just days after the Arctic Monkeys covered The Strokes in the group’s hometown of New York City, the group found themselves in Detroit, notably known as the home of Jack White and The White Stripes.
Performing at the Masonic Temple Theatre in Detroit on Wednesday night (just a 20 minute walk from Jack White’s Third Man Records), the band decided to dip into The White Stripes’ 2001 album for a cheeky cover.
“We’re gonna do a little White Blood Cells for Detroit,” explained frontman Alex Turner, before jumping into a rousing cover of ‘The Union Forever’.
Of course, for fans of the band, this probably wouldn’t come as a surprise, with the Arctic Monkeys famously honing their craft in their early days by performing covers of The White Stripes in concert.
In fact, Alex Turner and co. might have just been on cloud nine back in 2006, with Jack White referring to the group as his new favourite band, despite not having seen them live at the time.
“I love the Arctic Monkeys,” Jack White told explained back in 2006. “Who doesn’t? I’d love to see them live, but haven’t got round to it yet. I never get to see bands because I’m never in the same town for more than two seconds.”
While we’re not too sure how Jack White feels about this new cover yet, we’re pretty certain that he’d be a fan.
Check out The White Stripes’ ‘The Union Forever’:
Arctic Monkeys @ Detroit, Michigan, USA 1/08/2018 Setlist
‘Four Out Of Five’
‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor’
‘Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino’
‘The Union Forever’
‘The View From The Afternoon’
‘Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?’
‘Do I Wanna Know?’
‘One Point Perspective’
‘Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair’
‘One For The Road’
‘Snap Out Of It’
‘R U Mine?’