Arctic Monkeys Cover White Stripes' "The Union Forever" at Detroit Show

Arctic Monkeys kicked off the North American leg of their world tour last week in New York City, and Wednesday night (August 1) paid Detroit a visit. While performing at the Masonic Temple, the British rockstars decided to pay tribute to one of the city's most beloved rock bands. “We’re gonna do a little White Blood Cells for a little Detroit spirit,” singer Alex Turner said before delving into a moody version of The White Stripes' "The Union Forever" off the aforementioned album.

Covering local bands' songs seems to be becoming a pattern for the Monkeys, who also pleased their NYC crowd with a rendition of The Strokes' "Is This It" that dripped with swagger.

Watch them cover The White Stripes below.

 

The band is currently touring on its latest album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino.Turner recently chatted with iHeartRadio about the new release and its interesting name. "I think of some of my favorite records as places that you can go and stay for a while, and sort of spurred me on to give this record the name of a place," he explained.

Check out Arctic Monkeys' North American tour dates below.

Arctic Monkeys Tour Dates

08/01 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre
08/02 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/04 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival
08/05 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
08/08 – Oslo, NO @ Oya Festival
08/09 – Gothenburg, SE @ Way Out West Festival
08/11 – Helsinki, FI @ Flow Festival
08/14 – Budapest, HR @ Sziget Festival
09/06 – Manchester, UK @ Arena ^
09/07 – Manchester, UK @ Arena ^
09/09 – London, UK @ The O2 ^
09/10 – London, UK @ The O2 ^
09/12 – London, UK @ The O2 ^
09/13 – London, UK @ The O2 ^
09/15 – Birmingham, UK @ Arena ^
09/16 – Birmingham, UK @ Arena ^
09/18 – Sheffield, UK @ Flydsa Arena ^
09/19 – Sheffield, UK @ Flydsa Arena ^
09/21 – Sheffield, UK @ Flydsa Arena ^
09/22 – Sheffield, UK @ Flydsa Arena ^
09/24 – Dublin, IE @ 3Arena ^
09/25 – Dublin, IE @ 3Arena ^
09/27 – Newcastle, UK @ Metro Radio Arena ^
09/28 – Newcastle, UK @ Metro Radio Arena ^
10/09 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom *
1010 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Criterion *
10/12 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center *
10/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl ^*
10/19 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl *
10/20 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium *
10/23 – Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater *
10/24 – Portland, OR @ Veterans Memorial Coliseum *
10/25 – Vancouver, BC @ Pacific Coliseum *

^ = w/ The Lemon Twigs* = w/ Mini Mansions

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