Arctic Monkeys just played their first live show in three years.
The group took to the PSM stage at Zorlu Center in Istanbul, Turkey last night (9 August) after last performing live in 2019.
After their hiatus, the band returned and kicked off with “Do I Wanna Know,” taken from their fifth studio album AM.
The show’s full setlist has been revealed and includes tracks such as “Brianstorm”, “Snap Out Of It” and “505”.
While the Sheffield band didn’t debut any new material, they did manage to squeeze in some rarer album tracks, including “Potion Approaching” by humbugwhich has not been played live since 2011.
When they returned for the encore, the band performed “Cornerstone”, “I Bet You Look Good On the Dancefloor” and “RU Mine”.
The full set list is below:
“Do I want to know?”
“Why do you only call me when you’re high?”
“Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino”
“Pictures from the Library”
“Don’t sit down because I moved your chair”
“The View of the Afternoon”
“Do me a favour”
“One Point Perspective”
“One for the Road”
“I bet you look good on the dance floor”
“Are you mine?”
The Sheffield band, which includes Alex Turner, Jamie Cook, Nick O’Malley and Matt Helders, will headline the Reading and Leeds Festival over the August bank holiday weekend and Primavera in Los Angeles in September.
In May this year, drummer Matt Helders revealed details of the forthcoming Arctic Monkeys album.
Helders was speaking at DrumathonLIVE 2022 when asked what sound fans can expect from their forthcoming record.
“It kind of starts where the other [Tranquility Base] musically,” Helders told Mike Dolbear.
“I mean, it never gets like ‘RU Mine?’ and all that stuff again. You know, the heavy riffs and stuff.”
However, he reassured fans who had hoped for a return to a more rocking sound by saying, “There’s riffs in there and [it’s] a bit snappier, even if it’s not loud. It is hard to explain!”
While there is currently no release date for their seventh album, it is expected to come out later this year.
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