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Arctic Monkeys play career-spanning headline set as Alex Turner bounces again to well being

Arctic Monkeys carried out a career-spanning set at Glastonbury Pageant right now (June 23) as Alex Turner made it to the stage simply days after sickness threatened to cancel their headline slot.

Earlier this week, the band introduced the cancellation of their Dublin present that was scheduled for Tuesday after Turner, who had been affected by an acute case of laryngitis, was instructed to relaxation, leaving their return to Worthy Farm up within the air.

Emily Eavis then shared that she was assured Arctic Monkeys would play Glastonbury, however that they “have a few back-up plans”.

At present, although, the information everybody hoped for was confirmed: Arctic Monkeys’ headline set would go forward.

Alex Turner at Glastonbury – CREDIT: Andy Ford for NME

Turner and his well-rested pipes had been on sturdy kind all through the set – for which he donned his trademark swimsuit and shades – which noticed the Sheffield indie rockers kick off with ‘Sculptures of Something Goes’.

Different tracks given a Worthy Farm outing included ‘Cornerstone’, ‘Why’d You Solely Name Me When You’re Excessive?’, ‘Arabella’, ‘Mardy Bum’, ‘There’d Higher Be A Mirrorball’, ‘505’ and lots of extra.

Arctic Monkeys at Glastonbury – CREDIT: Andy Ford for NME

“The Monkeys are again on the farm!” Turner proclaimed to the large crowd.

At present marked the band’s third time headlining Glastonbury, with their earlier performances happening again in 2007 and 2013.

‘Physique Paint’ from latest album ‘The Automotive‘ noticed Turner and co. ship a wildly electrical fake set nearer with an prolonged outro, earlier than the band returned for an encore of ‘I Wanna Be Yours’, ‘I Wager You Look Good on the Dancefloor’ and ‘R U Mine?’.

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Alex Turner at Glastonbury – CREDIT: Andy Ford/NME

Followers reacted enthusiastically to the band’s headline efficiency, whereas others had been extra divided on Turner’s distinctive type of showmanship. One Twitter consumer shared: “Arctic Monkeys are the very best band on the planet. No debates. Bye”.

Revisit NME‘s liveblog of all of the motion from Arctic Monkeys’ set because it occurred, and take a look at clips together with the total set record under.

Arctic Monkeys performed:

1. ‘Sculptures of Something Goes’
2. ‘Brianstorm’
3. ‘Snap Out of It’
4. ‘Don’t Sit Down ‘Trigger I’ve Moved Your Chair’
5. ‘Crying Lightning’
6. ‘Teddy Picker’
6. ‘Cornerstone’ 
8. ‘Why’d You Solely Name Me When You’re Excessive?’
9. ‘Arabella’
10. ‘4 Out of 5’
11. ‘Fairly Guests’
12. ‘Fluorescent Adolescent’
13. ‘Good Sense’
14. ‘Do I Wanna Know?’
15. ‘Mardy Bum’
16. ‘There’d Higher Be A Mirrorball’
17. ‘505’
18. ‘Physique Paint’
19. ‘I Wanna Be Yours’
20. ‘I Wager You Look Good on the Dancefloor’
21. ‘R U Mine?’

Try all the most recent from Glastonbury 2023 on the NME liveblog right here, and see extra information, evaluations, photographs, interviews and extra right here.

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