Arctic Monkeys fans have spotted a shake up to the band’s setlist for their first concerts in 2023.
The Sheffield band kicked off the year with a series of gigs across Australia - including in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and eventually Sydney. It comes ahead of their huge summer stadium tour in the UK and Ireland.
The forthcoming tour will see the band travel to Manchester, London, Dublin, Glasgow as well as two back-to-back hometown shows at Hillsborough Park.
Alex Turner and Co are hitting the road in support of their seventh album The Car last year. It is the first release since 2018’s Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino.
It is also strongly rumoured the band could be among the headliners for Glastonbury Festival this summer, following headline slots at the likes of Reading and Leeds Festival and Electric Picnic in the summer of 2022.
Festival appearances for 2023 have not yet been confirmed. But what can you expect from Arctic Monkeys tour this year:
What songs have Arctic Monkeys played in 2023?
Arctic Monkeys have been playing a series of shows across Australia to kick off the year. The most recent show was in Brisbane, however the band has not played the same setlist on a single concert during the tour so far.
Fan favourite tracks have been swamped in and out, with the order changed up - and even a surprise track opening the set in Brisbane on Wednesday (11 January). Here is the latest song list according to Setlist.fm:
- The View From the Afternoon
- Snap Out of It
- Crying Lightning
- Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair
- Sculptures of Anything Goes
- Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?
- Four Out of Five(New arrangement)
- Pretty Visitors
- Do I Wanna Know?
- There’d Better Be a Mirrorball
- Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino
- Teddy Picker
- From the Ritz to the Rubble
- I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor
- Body Paint
- Big Ideas(Tour debut)
- 505(New arrangement, C minor)
- R U Mine?
Reacting to the Brisbane setlist on Reddit, one fan wrote: “Big Ideas! Wow, what a set!” Others pointed out their surprise at The View opening the night, a person said: “As an opener too I was surprised.”
What is Arctic Monkeys next show in 2023?
The band will play a show at The Domain, Sydney, NSW on Saturday (14 January).
When is the Arctic Monkeys UK tour?
Arctic Monkeys will play shows across the British Isles - including in Ireland - in May and June in 2023. It will kick start in Bristol and will come to an end in Glasgow. 13 dates are currently scheduled on the tour.
The dates and venues are as follows:
- 29 May - Bristol - Ashton Gate Stadium
- 31 May - Coventry - Building Society Arena
- 2 June - Manchester - Emirates Old Trafford
- 5 June - Middlesbrough - Riverside Stadium
- 7 June - Norwich - Carrow Road Stadium
- 9 June - Sheffield - Hillsborough Park
- 10 June - Sheffield - Hillsborough Park
- 12 June - Swansea - Swansea.com Stadium
- 14 June - Southampton - Ageas Bowl
- 16 June - London - Emirates Stadium
- 17 June - London - Emirates Stadium
- 20 June - Dublin - Marlay Park
- 25 June - Glasgow - Bellahouston Park
When do tickets go on sale and is there a pre-sale?
Arctic Monkeys tickets for the 2023 UK and Ireland tour are now on general sale (30 September), following a pre-sale.
To be eligible for the pre-sale, fans needed to pre-order the band’s seventh album The Car from their official website before 3pm BST on Wednesday (28 September) to get access. Unique pre-sale codes were emailed between 5-7pm BST on Wednesday.
General sale tickets for the stadium shows have been on general sale from 9am BST on Friday 30 September). Tickets will be available from all the usual providers, including Ticketmaster.
Who are the support acts for the 2023 tour?
Arcitc Monkeys will be joined by two other bands on the UK and Ireland tour. The Hives and The Mysterines will join them on all 13 dates announced so far.
The Hives are best known for their 2000 album Veni Vidi Vicous, which included tracks such as Hate To Say I Told You So. Other well-known tracks by the band include Tick Tick Boom, Walk Idiot Walk and Come On!
The Mysterines are a four-piece band from Liverpool, that sounds familiar doesn’t it, and are described as being an “alternative rock band”. They released the album Reeling in March 2022 and the most popular songs on Spotify include Life’s a Bitch (But I Like It So Much) and In My Head.
What shows have Arctic Monkeys played in 2023?
Alex Turner and Co have played a run of shows already this year, these are the dates already in the diary:
- 28 December 2022 - Lost Paradise, Glenworth Valley, NSW
- 29 December 2022 - Falls Festival, Birregurra, VIC
- 31 December 2022 - Falls Festival, Bryon Bay, NSW
- 2 January - Falls Music Festival, Byron Bay, NSW
- 4 January - Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, VIC
- 5 January - Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, VIC
- 6 January - Heaps Good Festival, Adelaide, Australia
- 7 - 8 January - Falls Festival, Downtown Fremantle, WA
- 11 January - Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD
- 14 January - The Domain, Sydney, NSW