The Last Shadow Puppets Triumphantly Return to New York City


The Last Shadow Puppets took eight years off before returning to the U.S. and performing at a sold-out Wester Hall in New York City on April 11 of this year.

Rabid Shadow Puppets’ fans who were at that show, or for those who missed out did not have to wait as long for the band to come back to The Big Apple.

Nearly four months later on August 2, Alex Turner and Miles Kane’s (you know from that up-and-coming indie band, Arctic Monkeys) brought The Last Shadow Puppets back to New York. However, this time it was at a significantly bigger venue — Terminal 5.

Singer/songwriter Cam Avery of Tame Impala opened with amazing set and also jammed with the band during the encore.

Turner and Kane played an extensive set featuring newer song like “Aviation,” “Dracula Teeth,” and “Bad Habits.” They also played tracks off their first album, The Age of the Understatement, including the title track, “The Meeting Place,” “In My Room,” and “Standing Next To Me.” The set was filled with covers as they opened with a cover of Suicide’s “Ghost Rider,” worked in a cover of The Fall’s “Totally Wired” mid-set, and closed things out with David Bowie’s “Moorage Daydream.”

The Last Shadow Puppets Setlist

Ghost Rider (Suicide cover)
The Age Of The Understatement
Only The Truth
Used to Be My Girl
The Element of Surprise
Dracula Teeth
My Mistake
Bad Habits
Totally Wired (The Fall cover)
Miracle Aligner
Standing Next To Me
Sweet Dreams, TN
In My Room

The Dream Synopsis (Alex sang on the second floor)
Meeting Place
Moonage Daydream (David Bowie cover) (with Cam Avery)

Al Mannarino is the associate editor and photographer for Pop Break. He is also host of the News Over Brews Podcast, Loot Care Unboxed, Backstage Break, and the producer of Behind the Brews. He graduated Rowan University with a degree in Radio/TV/Film & History. When he isn’t writing he is either trying to build his own TARDIS or taking a nap. Follow him on Twitter: @almannarino. His photo website is: