October 29, 2013 9:01

Arctic Monkeys cover Lou Reed's 'Walk On The Wild Side' – watch

Sheffield band pay tribute to late Velvet Underground frontman at Liverpool's Echo Arena

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Arctic Monkeys last night (October 28) played a cover of 'Walk On The Wild Side' in tribute to Lou Reed, who died on Sunday (October 27) – click above to watch.

The song appeared in the encore of the Sheffield band's show. 'Walk On The Wild Side', from 1972, is arguably Reed's most famous song, and is reportedly seeing a sales spike on iTunes due to the iconic performer's passing.

Local boy Bill Ryder-Jones, formerly of The Coral, joined the band for a number of tracks, including 'Fireside', 'Pretty Visitors' and 'Snap Out Of It'.

Arctic Monkeys aren't the only band who have covered Reed's music since his death was announced on Sunday. At Baltimore’s First Mariner Arena, Pearl Jam played 'I'm Waiting For The Man', Twin Shadow posted his version of 'Perfect Day' on YouTube and My Morning Jacket, accompanied by Neil Young, Elvis Costello, Jenny Lewis and more, covered 'Oh! Sweet Nuthin'' at Young's Bridge School Benefit on Sunday.

Arctic Monkeys played:

'Do I Wanna Know?'
'Brianstorm'
'Dancing Shoes'
'Don't Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair'
'Teddy Picker'
'Crying Lightning'
'One For The Road'
'Fireside' (with Bill Ryder-Jones)
'Reckless Serenade'
'Old Yellow Bricks'
'Why’d You Only Call Me When You're High?'
'Arabella'
'Pretty Visitors' (with Bill Ryder Jones)
'I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor'
'Cornerstone'
'No. 1 Party Anthem' (with Bill Ryder-Jones)
'Mardy Bum'
'Fluorescent Adolescent'
'I Wanna Be Yours' (with Bill Ryder-Jones)
'Walk On The Wild Side' (with Bill Ryder-Jones)
'Snap Out Of It' (with Bill Ryder-Jones)
'R U Mine?'


Arctic Monkeys are currently on tour. The remaining dates are as follows:

Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (29)
Birmingham LG Arena (31)
Glasgow Hydro Arena (November 1)
Sheffield Motorpoint Arena (2)

To check the availability of Arctic Monkeys tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0844 858 6765.

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