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Arctic Monkeys played first show in 4 years, debuted 5 new songs (setlist)

Arctic Monkeys
Arctic Monkeys at The Observatory North Park – 5/2/18 (photo via Cameron Malstrom)

Arctic Monkeys played their first show in four years at The Observatory North Park in San Diego last night (5/2), which was also the first date of a lengthy 2018 tour. They played over half of AM, plus a handful of earlier cuts, and they debuted five songs off their upcoming album Tranquiltiy Base Hotel & Casino, which comes out next week (5/11) via Domino. They aren’t releasing any singles off the album, so this show (which streamed live) was the first time that the public was able to hear these songs. For two of the new songs, the band were joined on stage by Cameron Avery of Tame Impala. You can watch some (not great sounding) videos of the new songs, and view the whole setlist, below.

Arctic Monkeys continue to gradually expand their tour, having recently added additional LA and San Francisco shows and ACL Fest. They’ll play NYC on May 9 at Brooklyn Steel (sold out), two days before the new album comes out, and again at the larger Forest Hills Stadium on July 24 (also sold out). The day after the Forest Hills show, they play an upstate NY show which is still on sale.

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Setlist (via)
The View From the Afternoon
Brianstorm
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
505
Cornerstone
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)
Arabella
Snap Out of It
You’re So Dark (live debut)
One for the Road

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

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