Arctic Monkeys preview new 'Humbug' tracks during live webcast

Alex Turner and co give fans a taste of third album

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Arctic Monkeys previewed five tracks from forthcoming album 'Humbug' during a live webcast today (July 30).

Alex Turner and company performed live on a dramatically lit stage with giant blue screens behind them filled with images of blinking eyeballs. They didn't say a word during the short set, which lasted just under half an hour.

The band kicked off the streamed performance with the high-energy rocker 'Pretty Visitors' before launching into current single 'Crying Lightning'.

The Sheffield group then played 'Potion Approaching' which they followed with a cover of Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds' 'Red Right Hand'.

The band then wrapped up their short web broadcast with the slower, janglier 'Secret Door'.

Arctic Monkeys played:

'Pretty Visitors'
'Crying Lightning'?
'Potion Approaching'?
'Red Right Hand'
'Secret Door'


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The band, who , release third album 'Humbug' on August 24 in the UK and a day later in the US,
are now gearing up for a series of North American dates this summer, kicking off at New York's All Points West festival on Saturday (August 1).

--By our Los Angeles staff.
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