"Farewell. Until next record"
The band’s show at Estéreo Picnic 2019 in Colombia on Sunday April 7 was their last scheduled of the year. Many fans were hoping of an announcement of further summer shows of perhaps more UK gigs, but now the band’s drum tech Davey Latter has suggested that will not be the case.
Sharing a photo on Instagram with other road crew members, he wrote, “It’s been a great year. 90 shows. Until next time”. In another Instagram story he captioned the setlist with “90 shows. Farewell. Until next record”.
Arctic Monkey’s setlist from Estereo Picnic was:
Do I Wanna Know?
Snap Out of It
Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair
One Point Perspective
I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor
Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?
Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino
Four Out of Five
R U Mine?
Drummer Matt Helders recently reassured fans that they won’t have to wait “another five years” until the next record like they did between ‘AM’ and ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’.
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Asked if there would be a similar gap until the release of more new material, Helders replied: “I don’t think so. I think that break was based on various circumstances and that was sort of what we needed at the time. But it’s not a pattern we’re going to get used to as a band. We like being in the studio. We’re keen on making albums.”
He added: “We’ll talk about what we’ll do next. There’s no real concrete plan at the moment. We’re all enjoying it a lot, we know we want to do some writing at some point but there’s nothing really. We haven’t really talked about it yet.
“I suppose when we’re back together on these last couple of tours we’ll start thinking about that. But yeah, there’s nothing actually planned yet.”
While Helders recently teamed up with Milburn frontman Joe Carnall for their new side-project Good Cop Bad Cop, he has also opened his own cafe in Sheffield and has been at work on a solo album.