Alex Turner poses with adorable six-year-old superfan at Pittsburgh show

Little Aero meets his hero

Alex Turner posed with a young fan ahead of the Arctic Monkeys show in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania yesterday (July 31).

The picture of Turner and six-year-old Aero was posted to Reddit by Aero’s father, who wrote that his son loves the band.

“For some context: Aero sits at his drum set all day practicing Brianstorm and Pretty Visitors,” he added. “It’s been like this for 6 months in our house. We love it. This is a great childhood memory for Aero.” You can see the adorable snap below.

Alex Turner poses with six year old fan

Credit: Justin Librarian/Reddit

“Aero asked if we could see their buses. We went there and there [Turner] was outside. Alex was SO kind to us,” Aero’s dad wrote of the meeting. “Told Aero to keep working on his drumming. Told me I was doing a good job as a Dad! He happily took this photo for Aero.”

“He was kind and patient with Aero,” he added. “A true gentleman. I appreciated that very much.”

  • Arctic Monkeys’ ‘Tranquility Base Hotel And Casino’ is on the NME Audio playlist. Click here for information on how to tune in to NME1 and NME2

Last week it was revealed that Arctic Monkeys’ latest album ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’ has been nominated for the Mercury Music Prize.

The band made the list along with Jorja Smith’s ‘Lost & Found‘, Sons Of Kemet’s ‘Your Queen Is A Reptile’ and King Krule’s ‘The Ooz’, among others. You can see the full nominations below.

Arctic Monkeys – ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’
Everything Everything – ‘A Fever Dream’
Everything Is Recorded – ‘Everything Is Recorded’
Florence And The Machine – ‘High As Hope’
Jorja Smith’s – ‘Lost & Found’
King Krule – ‘The Ooz’
Lily Allen – ‘No Shame’
Nadine Shah – ‘Holiday Destination’
Noel Gallagher – ‘Who Built The Moon?’
Novelist – ‘Novelist Guy’
Sons Of Kemet – ‘Your Queen Is A Reptile’
Wolf Alice – ‘Visions Of A Life’

The 2018 Awards Show will take place on Thursday 20 September at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith. Speaking of the nominated albums, the judges said: “This year’s Hyundai Mercury Prize celebrates albums by musicians at all stages of their careers, but with a shared belief in the importance of music for navigating life’s challenges – whether personal or political, falling in or out of love, growing up or looking back, angry or ecstatic. The music here is funny and inspiring, smart and moving. 12 amazing albums!”