Reading & Leeds 28-30 August 2009  

Arctic Monkeys

A hotly anticipated new record from Arctic Monkeys is released the week of the festival, taking Alex Turner's wry witticisms to a darker place. Produced in the desert with Josh Homme, Humbug is musically rawer than previous material and therefore more suited to the gritty guitar loving Reading and Leeds fans.

Set List

    Reading performance:

  • 1.My Propeller *
  • 2.Red Right Hand (Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds cover)
  • 3.Crying Lightning *
  • 4.Brianstorm *
  • 5.Still Take You Home
  • 6.I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor *
  • 7.Potion Approaching
  • 8.Pretty Visitors
  • 9.House Is A Circus
  • 10.If You Were There, Beware
  • 11.When The Sun Goes Down
  • 12.Dangerous Animals
  • 13.View From The Afternoon
  • 14.Cornerstone *
  • 15.Only Ones Who Know
  • 16.Do Me A Favour
  • 17.Fluorescent Adolescent *
  • 18.Secret Door *
  • 19.505
  • *= featured in online & red button edit


    • 1. At 12:53pm on 30 Aug 2009, therockinrev wrote:

      Had to watch the Monkeys on TV I wasn't able to get to Leeds this year - you were great - love the new songs, thanks for playing 505 as well, an amazing finish to an inspired set. Please come play in Newcastle soon xxx

      Complain about this comment

    • 2. At 01:32am on 31 Aug 2009, Ben wrote:

      I love arctic monkeys more than I love music itself. By far the best band in the industry. but I am upset that they didnt do certain romance and mardy bum (which is just amazing at festivals). keep up the good work thanks

      Complain about this comment

    • 3. At 11:06pm on 31 Aug 2009, epoulton wrote:

      At reading and had the pleasure of being so close to this truly amazing band, loving the new album and the whole arctic monkey's image re-vamp.

      Complain about this comment

    • 4. At 9:17pm on 02 Sep 2009, RavingLibDem wrote:

      Did anyone notice at Leeds how Alex Turner seemed totally out of it? For whatever reason his set was lacking in sparkle, and I don't think the crowd appreciated him attempting to slow down the pace of the tracks.

      Complain about this comment

    • 5. At 6:14pm on 07 Sep 2009, jyz wrote:

      This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the House Rules.

      View these comments in RSS


      Main Stage

      Saturday 29 ~ Reading

      Friday 28 ~ Leeds

      Similar artists at Reading and Leeds

      Links elsewhere

      Latest from Reading and Leeds Twitter

      Follow Reading and Leeds Twitter on Twitter

      Embed Code

      To use this panel on your own page, simply cut and paste the following code into your blog, etc.

      BBC navigation

      BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

      This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.