Watch Arctic Monkeys play ‘Dancing Shoes’ for first time since 2014 at UK tour opener

The band kicked off their UK arena dates in Manchester tonight (September 6)

Arctic Monkeys played ‘Dancing Shoes’ for the first time in four years at the opening date of their UK tour.

The band have only played one headline show – at London’s Royal Albert Hall – in the UK since releasing sixth album ‘Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino‘ in May.

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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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. 

Despite the band performing covers of The Strokes and The White Stripes while on tour in the US, no covers featured in the set tonight. Watch more fan-shot footage below.


Arctic Monkeys played:

‘Four Out Of Five’
‘Snap Out Of It’
‘Crying Lightning’
‘Teddy Picker’
‘Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino’
‘Do Me A Favour’
‘Don’t Sit Down Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair’
‘Dancing Shoes’
‘One Point Perspective’
‘Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?’
‘Knee Socks’
‘Do I Wanna Know?’
‘Pretty Visitors’
‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor’
‘Star Treatment’
‘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’.