Arctic Monkeys perform majority of 'AM' at tiny Belgian show

The band were joined on stage by Bill Ryder-Jones at the exclusive showcase

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Arctic Monkeys last night (September 11) played an intimate show for 200 press and competition winners at Club 69 in Antwerp, Belgium. The show was for the Belgian radio station Studio Brussel and television programme Café Corsari.

Almost the entire set comprised of material from new album 'AM', which was released on Monday (September 9), the same day as the band performed at London's Roundhouse. 'Knee Socks', 'No. 1 Party Anthem' and 'I Wanna Be Yours' all had their live debut.

Three songs in to the Belgian set, Alex Turner said, "I like this, I'm enjoying myself. Intimate gigs, we should do this more often. Are you feeling it?" He promised to "play a couple of new songs", which turned out to be the whole of 'AM', apart from 'I Want It All'.

Ex-Coral guitarist Bill Ryder-Jones joined the band on stage for 'Fireside', introduced by Turner as "Bill, oh baby!" He stuck around to play on 'No. 1 Party Anthem' and 'I Wanna Be Yours' too, during which Alex Turner performed without his guitar.

Check out our Ultimate Guide to Arctic Monkeys' 'AM'

The only tracks taken from Arctic Monkeys' previous albums were 'Cornerstone' and 'Fluorescent Adolescent', which were respectively introduced by Turner as "a bit of an old one" and "another step further back", plus 'Suck It And See'.

Arctic Monkeys played:

'Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?'
'One For The Road'
'Knee Socks'
'Snap Out Of It'
'No. 1 Party Anthem'
'Fluorescent Adolescent'
'Suck It And See'
'Mad Sounds'
'R U Mine?'
'Do I Wanna Know?'
'I Wanna Be Yours'

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