Photos by Johann Rashid via @TheStrokes on Twitter
Bringing a spark to NYC’s long-dormant nightlife, The Stokes played the city’s first full-capacity show since the onset of the pandemic on June 12 to a vaccinated, sold-out crowd at Irving Plaza.
The band assembled to support mayoral candidate Maya Wiley, continuing their trend of backing outsider candidates, like their 2020 push for Bernie Sanders.
Onstage guests included Wiley, NYC congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, comedian John Mulaney and musician Blood Orange, who joined the band for a mid-set version of “One Way Trigger.”
“Holy shit, New York is back!” Mulaney said at one point.
Musical highlights included the an opening trio of “Juicebox,” “Someday” and “The Adults Are Talking,” as well as a rocking, closing take on “Reptilia.”
The NYC mayoral primary will take place on June 22, followed by a general election on Nov. 2.
Check out the setlist, photos and clips of the show via YouTube below:
Irving Plaza, New York City
Juicebox, Someday, The Adults Are Talking, One Way Trigger^, You Only Live Once, Hard To Explain, Ize Of The World, The Modern Age, 12:51, Is This It, Bad Decisions, Take It Or Leave It
Enc: Automatic Stop, Last Nite, Ode To The Mets, Reptilia
^ with Blood Orange
“One Way Trigger” w/ Blood Orange:
Last night we held NYC’s FIRST in-person concert of 2021. 100% vaccinated crowd! 🤘🏽🎸— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 13, 2021
⚡️The Strokes + John Mulaney for @mayawiley⚡️
Sundays are great for early voting. Grab a coffee, find your pollsite, and vote today: https://t.co/G0R7FTZb08
Text your friends & fam for Maya! pic.twitter.com/0Yba8GlNqm