Arctic Monkeys’ current world tour in support of their latest album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, has been rife with geographically appropriate covers. Early last month, French fans enjoyed a rendition of Elvis Costello’s “Lipstick Vogue” à la Monkeys. A few weeks later, the band treated fans at New York’s Forest Hills Stadium to a cover of “Is This It” by NYC’s own Strokes.
On Wednesday night, the Monkeys took Detroit by storm with a cover of The White Stripes “The Union Forever.” Watch below as Turner delivers Jack White’s lyrics with his own signature swagger and sleaze.
The White Stripes formed in Detroit in 1997. Detroit is also currently home to Third Man Records’ secondary campus.