Arctic Monkeys Go Ape At Old Trafford

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Arctic Monkeys played a triumphant show at Old Trafford in Manchester last night, in spite of a power cut which threatened to derail the gig.

The sound cut out in the middle of “Balaclava”, but was restored after a ten-minute gap. The gig was the biggest of the Monkeys’ extraordinary career so far. They play Old Trafford again tonight.

The band’s hand-picked supporting bill also featured a rejuvenated Supergrass, The Coral, The Parrots (a Beatles tribute act from Japan) and Amy Winehouse, who played a storming cover of The Specials’ “Hey Little Rich Girl”.


The Monkeys’ setlist contained no such surprises – there was no room for the cover of “Diamonds Are Forever” which they unveiled during their Glastonbury headline set. It was, however, a display by a band growing more confident and powerful with every gig. For Uncut’s on-the-spot review, check out the report on our Festivals blog.

The Arctic Monkeys played:

Fluorescent Adolescent


I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor


Still Take You Home

Dancing Shoes

From The Ritz To The Rubble

Fake Tales Of San Francisco


Old Yellow Bricks

You Probably Couldn’t See Me Because Of The Lights But You Were Looking Straight At Me

This House Is A Circus

Teddy Picker

D Is For Danger

If You Were There Beware

Mardy Bum

Do Me A Favour

View From The Afternoon

When The Sun Goes Down

Leave Before The Lights Come On

Plastic Tramp


A Certain Romance

Picture: Andrew Kendall


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