Arctic Monkeys played ‘Dancing Shoes’ for the first time in four years at the opening date of their UK tour.
Kicking off the run of dates at Manchester Arena tonight (September 6), the Sheffield band performed with a hexagonal light fixture hanging above them and lights spelling out “Monkeys” above the front of the stage.
During the set, Arctic Monkeys gave ‘Dancing Shoes’, which featured on their debut album ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not‘, its first airing in four years. According to Setlist.FM, the track was last performed live at Rio de Janiero’s HSBC Arena on November 15, 2014.
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'you sexy little swine' They preformed DANCING SHOES! AL is screaming and i love when he use his vocals like that, someone get me more footage of this please. . C: formalityfashion #arcticmonkeys #dancingshoes #tranquillitybasehotelcasino #alexturner #matthelders #nickomalley #jamiecook
Elsewhere in the set, ‘Tranquility Base’ was represented from the off with set-opener ‘Four Out Of Five’. Other tracks from the new record aired included ‘Batphone’, ‘One Point Perspective’, ‘Star Treatment’, and the title track.
A pergunta que nunca cala: Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?! Arctic Monkeys hoje em Manchester!
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— Arctic Monkeys Brasil (@ArcticMonkeyBR) September 7, 2018
Arctic Monkeys doing Arctic Monkeys kinda things tonight Manchester pic.twitter.com/JoBrNWAI8P
— 0114 (@arcticslive) September 7, 2018
Arctic Monkeys played:
‘Four Out Of Five’
‘Snap Out Of It’
‘Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino’
‘Do Me A Favour’
‘Don’t Sit Down Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair’
‘One Point Perspective’
‘Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?’
‘Do I Wanna Know?’
‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor’
‘R U Mine?’
The band will return to the venue tomorrow night (September 7) before travelling to London. The full, remaining tour dates are below. Any remaining tickets are available to purchase here.
Manchester, Arena (September 7)
London, The O2 (9, 10, 12, 13)
Birmingham, Arena (15, 16)
Sheffield, FlyDSA Arena (18, 19, 21, 22)
Dublin, 3Arena (24, 25)
Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena (27, 28)
Meanwhile, the band have announced a photo exhibition to coincide with their London and Sheffield dates.
It will feature photos taken by the band’s photographer Zackery Michael, all of which are previously unseen photos and were taken during the making of and subsequent tour promoting ‘Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino’.