Arctic Monkeys play out career-spanning title as Alex Turner recovers – Jimmy Star’s World – News Block

Arctic Monkeys performed a career-spanning set at the Glastonbury Festival today (June 23) as Alex Turner hit the stage just days after illness threatened to cancel his headline slot.

Earlier this week, the band announced the cancellation of their Dublin show that was scheduled to take place on Tuesday after Turner, suffering from an acute case of laryngitis, was instructed to rest, leaving his return to Worthy Farm up in the air. .

Emily Eavis then shared that she was confident the Arctic Monkeys would play at Glastonbury, but “they have a couple of backup plans”.

Today, however, the news that everyone was waiting for was confirmed: the main set of Arctic Monkeys would go ahead.

Alex Turner at Glastonbury – CREDIT: Andy Ford for NME

Turner and his well-rested flute were in fine form throughout the set, for which he donned his trademark suit and sunglasses, in which the Sheffield indie rockers kicked off with ‘Sculptures of Anything Goes’.

Other tracks that gave Worthy Farm an outing included ‘Cornerstone’, ‘Why Did You Only Call Me When You’re High?’, ‘Arabella’, ‘Mardy Bum’, ‘There’d Better Be A Mirrorball’, ‘505’ and many more.

Arctic Monkeys at Glastonbury – CREDIT: Andy Ford for NME

“The monkeys are back on the farm!” Turner proclaimed to the large crowd.

Today marked the third time the band had headlined at Glastonbury, with their previous performances in 2007 and 2013.

‘Body Paint’ from the new album ‘The Car’ saw Turner and co. they deliver a wildly electric faux set with an extended outro, before the band return for an encore of ‘I Wanna Be Yours’, ‘I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor’ and ‘RU Mine?’.

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Alex Turner at Glastonbury – CREDIT: Andy Ford/NME

Fans reacted enthusiastically to the band’s headlining performance, while others were more divided on Turner’s distinctive style of showmanship. One Twitter user shared: “Arctic Monkeys are the best band on the planet. No debates. Bye bye”.

Visit again NMELive blog all the action from the Arctic Monkeys set as it happened, and check out the clips along with the full set list below.

Arctic Monkeys played:

1. ‘Anything goes sculptures’
2. ‘Brian’s Storm’
3. ‘Make the most of it’
4. ‘Don’t sit down because I moved your chair’
5. ‘Crying Lightning’
6. ‘Stuffed Toy Collector’
6. ‘Cornerstone’
8. ‘Why do you only call me when you’re high?’
9. ‘Arabella’
10. ‘Four out of five’
11. ‘Nice visits’
12. ‘Fluorescent Teen’
13. ‘Perfect Sense’
14. ‘Do I want to know?’
15. ‘Tramp Mardy’
16. ‘There better be a mirror ball.’
18. ‘Body painting’
19. ‘I want to be yours’
20. ‘I bet you look good on the dance floor’
21. ‘UK mine?’

Check out the latest from Glastonbury 2023 on the NME liveblog here, and see more news, reviews, photos, interviews and more here.

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