Arctic Monkey’s surprised fans by performing an a cappella version of ‘Mardy Bum’ in Newcastle last night (September 28).
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On the final night of their UK tour before heading to the US, the band played a stripped-back version of the classic hit on a drum loop for the show’s encore.
You can watch footage and see fan reaction here:
Got a bit of Mardy Bum tonight in Newcastle! #Arcticmonkeys ??
— Martin Powell (@martinpowellADI) September 29, 2018
so happy with the set list from @ArcticMonkeys in Newcastle last night☺️?? feelin’ lucky to have heard Mardy Bum live once again?
— -,’ ????? ’,- (@lauraiselectric) September 29, 2018
— Harry Edwardson (@HarryEdwardson1) September 28, 2018
— Andrew Musgrove (@ADMusgrove) September 28, 2018
Last week (September 22), the band performed a stripped-back performance of ‘A Certain Romance’ during the final show of their hometown stint in Sheffield.
‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’, the band’s sixth studio album, was released in May. In a four-star review, NME described the record as “a product of searingly intelligent design”.
The divisive LP was nominated for this year’s Mercury Prize, which was won by Wolf Alice. Arctic Monkeys bagged the award in 2006 for their debut.
The band will begin their tour of the US early next month.
Full Set List:
Four Out of Five
Snap Out of It
One Point Perspective
One for the Road
Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair
Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino
Do Me a Favour
Do I Wanna Know?
Mardy Bum(Two verses, Alex with drum loop backing only)
I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor
R U Mine?