Thursday, May 03, 2018

Watch :: Arctic Monkeys make live return after 4 years and debut new material

Words: Sam Geary

Arctic Monkeys made their return to the stage last night (May 2) with their first show in four years at The Observatory in San Diego. As to be expected with their forthcoming album 'Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino' out on May 11, this first show was an opportunity to debut new material.

New cuts ‘One Point Perspective’, ‘American Sports’, You're So Dark', 'Four Out of Five', and 'She Looks Like Fun' all made their first live appearance, with Tame Impala’s Cameron Avery joining the band for the latter two songs.

Watch some of last night's show in the video footage here.

'Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino' will mark the follow-up to 2013’s 'AM'. Recorded in Los Angeles, it is produced by Alex Turner - who wrote all the record's songs, composed on piano - with James Ford of Simian Mobile Disco.

San Diego Setlist

The View From the Afternoon
Crying Lightning
Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair
Do I Wanna Know?
Four Out of Five (with Cameron Avery) (live debut)
I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor
The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala
(New arrangement, first performance since 2013)
Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?
One Point Perspective (live debut)
American Sports (live debut)
Snap Out of It
You're So Dark (live debut)
One for the Road

She Looks Like Fun (with Cameron Avery) (live debut)
Knee Socks
R U Mine?

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