Vampire Weekend & Danielle Haim Team Up For Cover of Thin Lizzy’s ‘The Boys are Back in Town’: Watch

2018-07-31T11:03:20+00:00July 31st, 2018|News|

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David Macklovitch of Chromeo and Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend perform onstage during the 2015 Governors Ball Music Festival at Randall’s Island on June 5, 2015 in New York City.

Vampire Weekend and Haim singer Danielle Haim teamed up for a cover of Thin Lizzy’s 1976 Jailbreak single, “The Boys are Back in Town” on Sunday night (July 29) at Fuji Rock Festival in Yuzawa, Japan.

The collaborative performance was undoubtedly light-hearted. Ezra Koenig and Haim traded verses while VW guitarist Brian Robert Jones nailed the iconic solo underneath the light of a full moon. Despite a video posted by VW of the musicians practicing the song right before hitting the stage, the cover went smoothly.

Vampire Weekend have been working on their follow-up to 2013’s, Modern Vampires of the City and recently performed a new song in California. Haim, on-the-other-hand, is currently touring in support of their 2017 release, Something to Tell You. The group was also hilariously parodied by Nicki Minaj for a Saturday Night Live skit in May.

The four-day Japanese festival also sets from Mac Demarco, N.E.R.D., Post Malone, Kendrick Lamar and Skrillex

Check out the performance below

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