They then put on a high-impact show, playing their new album Wasting Light in its entirety before launching into their classic hits.
Frontman Dave Grohl told the crowd, "You remember me? This is not an arena rock show right here. This is something different. We're gonna be here a long time, so get comfortable."
The group sent fans into a frenzy at Wednesday's (23Feb11) NME Awards when they performed an impromptu duet with The Who legend Roger Daltrey.