Arctic Monkeys bring ‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’ to US

Alex Turner shows his chatty side at Coachella

Arctic Monkeys performed a stellar set this evening (April 27) at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival.

The Sheffield four-piece took to the stage at 6.25pm as the sun was settting over Coachella Valley, kicking off their performance with new single ‘Brianstorm’.

As the searing desert temperatures cooled, the band raucously tore through 14 tracks from ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’ and new album ‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’ released just this week.

Alex Turner was remarkably talkative throughout, even buoying the heat-exhausted crowd by saying: “Everyone looks tired, you look worn out! It’s only just started!”

Clearly enjoying the sunshine and palm-tree surroundings, Turner confessed: “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s been an absolute pleasure to play for you this evening, ladies and gentlemen.”

Watched by a crowd including ‘The OC’ actor Adam Brody and Klaxons, the band wrapped up their show with ‘A Certain Romance’.

The band played:


‘Still Take You Home’

‘Dancing Shoes’

‘From The Ritz To The Rubble’

‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor’

‘Teddy Picker’

‘If You Were There, Beware’

‘Fake Tales Of San Francisco’

‘Do Me A Favour’

‘The View From The Afternoon’

‘Fluorescent Adolescent’

‘When The Sun Goes Down’

‘Leave Before The Lights Come On’

‘A Certain Romance’

Following Coachella, the band will remain in California where they will perform a ‘secret’ show at LA’s Troubador this Sunday (April 29) and will kick off their official North American tour in San Francisco on Tuesday May 1.

The tour calls at:

San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre (May 1)

Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre (2)

Seattle, WA – Showbox (3)

Vancouver, British Columbia – Commodore Ballroom (4)

Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue (7)

Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre (8)

Pontiac, MI – Clutch Cargo’s (9)

Toronto, Ontario – Kool Haus (11)

Montreal, Quebec – L’Olympia (12)

Boston, MA – Avalon (13)

New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom (15)

Washington, DC – 9:30 Club (16)

Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory (17)

Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle (19)

Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live (20)

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