Arctic Monkeys play surprise Leicester show

Alex Turner and co play second secret gig this week

Arctic Monkeys played their second low-key gig in four days yesterday (February 13) at Leicester University Students’ Union.

As with their previous show in Sheffield (February 10), the show was kept under wraps until the last minute but they still managed to trigger a big queue when tickets went on sale at midday yesterday.

Following a support slot from their friends The Little Flames, the band played a similar set to the Sheffield gig, showcasing a host of new songs from forthcoming album ‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’, with the likes of ’D Is For Dangerous’ and new single ’Brianstorm’ being enthusiastically received by the sold-out crowd.

With old favourites like ’Dancing Shoes’ and ’I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor’ also sending the audience wild, frontman Alex Turner complimented the crowd several times throughout the set, and declaring: “it’s a pleasure to be here, it really is”.

The band played:

’This House Is A Circus’


‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor’

‘Still Take You Home’

‘Dancing Shoes’

‘D Is For Dangerous’

‘When The Sun Goes Down’

‘From The Ritz To The Rubble’

‘Fluorescent Adolescent’

‘Do Me A Favour’

‘A View From The Afternoon’


‘Leave Before The Lights Come On’

‘What If You Were Right?’

‘A Certain Romance’

Did you go to the gig? If so and you want to share your stories, photos and videos from the show, email them to with Arctics as the subject line and we’ll publish the best.

Meanwhile check out your snaps and stories from the Sheffield gig on our News Vulture blog now.

Plus for more on the band’s live return, see this week’s issue of NME on UK newsstands nationwide now.

Arctic Monkeys release their new album ‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’ on April 23, preceded by ‘Brianstorm’ as a single on April 16.