Arctic Monkeys to perform on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’

AM are in New York to play a small theatre gig tonight (September 22)

Arctic Monkeys are set to perform on an upcoming edition of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

The band are currently in New York to play an intimate “phone-free” concert at the 3,000-capacity Kings Theatre in Brooklyn this evening (September 22). It comes after recent slots at Primavera Sound Los Angeles and Life Is Beautiful in Las Vegas.

Alex Turner and co. are soon to appear as the musical guests on the late-night US chat show Fallon. The episode is likely to see Arctic Monkeys give their new single ‘There’d Better Be A Mirrorball’ its television debut.

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Davey Latter, AM’s percussionist and drum tech, confirmed the group’s Fallon appearance on his Instagram Stories feed on Tuesday (September 20). He shared a behind-the-scenes image from the set, writing: “Tomorrow night, Fallon, Tune in.” See a screenshot below.

But Arctic Monkeys did not feature on last night’s instalment, and are said to have pre-recorded a performance for a later show. An air date has not yet been announced.

Arctic Monkeys are gearing up to release their seventh studio album ‘The Car’ on October 21 via Domino. It’ll feature ‘…Mirrorball’ and ‘I Ain’t Quite Where I Think I Am’, the latter of which has been performed by the band on their current tour.

Other track titles include ‘Sculptures Of Anything Goes’, ‘Jet Skis On The Moat’, ‘Body Paint’, ‘Hello You’ and ‘Mr Schwartz’.

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During his first interview about ‘The Car’, frontman Turner told the Big Issue that the Monkeys had come “back to earth” on the album following the divisive ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’. “On this record, sci-fi is off the table,” he said.

Meanwhile, today’s small NYC gig is being “professionally filmed and recorded”, according to an official listing. Upon arrival, attendees will be asked to secure their mobile devices in individual Yondr pouches that may only be opened at the end of the event.

Arctic Monkeys played a run of European and UK dates over the summer, including headline sets at Reading & Leeds 2022.

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