The Yeah Yeah Yeahs hadn’t played live in four years before a Thursday show at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, and their Growlers 6 performance is only the second of four they plan to play this year. So yeah, it felt special to get them in San Pedro, and especially in a return that showed no sign of rust.

Singer Karen O is a force of nature, arriving on stage in what looked like a bedazzled motorcycle helmet, biting the mic to growl hands-free, spray water from her mouth six feet into the air, and whipping her mic cord like a lion tamer. And that was just the first song. - [Daily Breeze]

Yeah Yeah Yeahs are currently celebrating the release of the deluxe edition of their classic debut, Fever to Tell, and are out playing a few shows. Following their performance at Los Angeles' Fonda Theatre, they played LA again over Halloween Weekend (10/28) as part of the Growlers 6 festival, and then Monday night (10/30) they played Oakland, CA's Fox Theatre. None of these shows so far have been straight album-in-full shows: At Growlers 6 they played six Fever to Tell tracks and at the Oakland show they play nine of the 11 songs off the album (plus bonus track "Poor Song"), mixing them in with songs from the rest of their catalog. Pictures from Yeah Yeah Yeah's set at Growlers 6 are in the gallery above and the setlist for that and the Oakland show are below.

The final of Yeah Yeah Yeahs' 2017 shows happens at Brooklyn's Kings Theatre on November 7 and is sold out.

SETLIST: Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ Growlers 6 (Los Angeles) 10/28/2018
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Rich
Cold Light
Black Tongue
Gold Lion
Under the Earth
Zero
Pin
Sacrilege
Runaway
Soft Shock
Maps
Cheated Hearts
Heads Will Roll
Date With The Night

SETLIST: Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ The Fox Theater, Oakland, CA 10/30/2018
Modern Romance
Rich
Man
Black Tongue
Gold Lion
No No No
Under the Earth
Zero
Pin
Subway
Soft Shock
Maps
Cheated Hearts
Heads Will Roll

Encore:
Poor Song
Y Control
Date With The Night

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photos by Andy Sawyer