Never ones to rest on their laurels, Murphy and co. even updated their classics to fit a new era -- notably changing a line in "Losing My Edge" to reflect bands trading in their turntables for Ableton Live setups, and deftly inserting a portion of fellow reunited headliner Guns n Roses' "November Rain" into a stirring take of "New York I Love You."
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"The last time we played here, Jay-Z played after us and we were honored because we really like him," offered Murphy prior to the former. "But tonight he's not here and we're sorry."
Musing that they had successfully cut down on talking in order to fit more songs into their set, the band drew swelling cheers for analog powerhouse "Dance Yrself Clean" after the raw confessional of "New York I Love You."
"I don't know if that's a win for you, but it's a win for me," Murphy cracked.
"Two more," Murphy said wearily, than launched into a memorable cover of David Bowie's "Heroes" in an emotional homage to the late musician.
Generational anthem "All My Friends" followed to the excitement (but no surprise) of true fans. Bathed in apocalyptic red lights, James Murphy delivered the song's resonant refrain "Where are your friends tonight?" in increasingly emphatic tones before the stage went dark.