Watch Arctic Monkeys debut ‘Science Fiction’ live as their tour continues in Manchester

It was the first outing of the song from the band's latest album, 'Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino'

Arctic Monkeys debuted ‘Science Fiction’ for the first time last night (September 7) as their UK tour continued in Manchester.

‘Science Fiction’ is taken from the band’s latest, sixth studio album, ‘Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino’ which was released in May.

On the opening night of their tour on Wednesday, (September 6), the band played ‘Dancing Shoes’ for the first time in four years.


Prior to this tour, the band have only played one headline show – at London’s Royal Albert Hall – in the UK since releasing sixth album in May.

You can watch footage and read reaction to the second night of their tour here:


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. You can see more images and footage here:

The band’s latest album was given a 4 star review by NME earlier this year. It said: “the album’s title is a fitting one: this record feels a lot like gazing into the night sky.”

“At first it’s completely overwhelming – you’ll be trying to connect the scattered dots on this initially impenetrable listen, and maybe even despairing when it doesn’t all come together. But when the constellations show through, you’ll realise that it’s a product of searingly intelligent design.”

Arctic Monkeys played:

‘Four Out Of Five’
‘Snap Out Of It’
‘Crying Lightning’
‘The View from the Afternoon’
‘Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino’
‘Do Me A Favour’
‘Don’t Sit Down Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair’
‘From Ritz to Rubble’
‘One Point Perspective’
‘Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?’
‘Knee Socks’
‘Science Fiction’
‘Do I Wanna Know?’
‘Pretty Visitors’
‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor’
‘Star Treatment’
‘R U Mine?’

The band will play London’s O2  tomorrow night (September 9) before travelling to Birmingham. 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)

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