Arctic Monkeys play first homecoming show

The band countdown to new album release with special gigs

Arctic Monkeys played an intimate homecoming show to a joyous

crowd at the Sheffield Leadmill last night (April 21).

The band previewed tracks from their forthcoming album ‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’ (out tomorrow April 23) to a sold out crowd which included fellow Steal City hero Richard Hawley.

Including older favourites such as ‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor’, ‘From The Ritz To The Rubble’ and ‘When The Sun Goes Down’, new songs including ‘Do Me A Favour’, ‘Old Yellow Bricks’ and single ‘Brianstorm’ drew loud applause.

Alex Turner remained next to silent in between songs, speaking only to thank the crowd towards the end of the gig, earned him enourmous cheers.

Arctic Monkeys played:

‘If You Found This It’s Probably Too Late’

‘Brianstorm’

‘Still Take You Home’

‘Dancing Shoes’

‘From The Ritz To The Rubble’

‘Balaclava’

‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor’

‘Teddy Picker’

‘Do Me A Favour’

‘Mardy Bum’

‘Fake Tales Of San Francisco’

‘This House Is A Circus’

‘Old Yellow Bricks’

‘If You Were There, Beware’

‘View From The Afternoon’

‘You Probably Couldn’t See For The Lights But You Were Looking Straight At Me’

‘When The Sun Goes Down’

‘Leave Before The Lights Come On’

‘A Certain Romance’

The band are due to play the Leadmill again tonight (April 22), after which the Sheffield branch of record shop ‘Fopp’ will open at midnight so fans can get ‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’ straight away.

NME.COM will bring you all the action from this special homecoming, through our special blog which will be filed throughout the night.

Plus once you’ve heard the album, email us at news@nme.com with Arctic in subject line with your verdict on the album and we’ll publish the best.