Arctic Monkeys dress up as clowns for TV appearence

Watch the Sheffield lads clowning about now

Arctic Monkeys performed their new single, ‘Fluorescent Adolescent’ on ‘Friday Night With Jonathan Ross’ (July 6), dressed in full clown costumes.

All the band were adorned with full clown make-up and red noses, with frontman Alex Turner wearing a pink and white striped clown suit with enormous green shoes and dyed green hair.

Meanhwile, bassist Nick O’Malley sported a pink afro wig and matching trousers, guitarist Jamie Cook wore a yellow patch-work jacket with a blue top hat, while drummer Matt Helders had slipped into a blue clown suit and cone hat.


You can see the performance by clicking below.

The costumes match those worn by actors in the video for the band’s ‘Fluorescent Adolescent’ which sees two rival gangs – one dressed as clowns – violently fight between themselves.

The single meanwhile is released today (July 9).