2019 Tour Highlights: Arctic Monkeys' Australian Adventure

In support of their new album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, the Arctic Monkeys embarked on an Australian tour covering all major cities in Australia as well as a stop in New Zealand. With help from openers Mini Mansions, a side project of Queens of the Stone Age bassist Michael Shuman, the British indie band are giving their Australian fans a taste of their ambitious new release as well as rehashing a number of tracks from their extensive catalog.
In preparation for the current trek, the band's Alex Turner shared it’s “helpful” to listen to the albums before heading out on tour, however, he often questions his previous lyrical decisions.
“I think sometimes that can be helpful. In preparation for going on tour, we flicked through some of our old records,” he said. “There were a few lyrics that went by where I thought [wincing noise], ‘Don’t know what you were thinking there. Probably leave that one out now.’”
The limited run kicked off in Perth on February 23 and will conclude on March 6 in Auckland, New Zealand. What can concert-goers expect from this exciting trek? A setlist so evenly spread of hits and a sprinkling of their new tracks that fans are floating away each night on a cloud of nostalgia and fresh finds.
The Arctic Monkeys so far have managed to fit in songs from every album they had, with the 21-song setlist spread out pretty evenly over their discography. Once known for their raw and scraggly outward style, the eight-piece lineup has now emerged as a clean-cut assemble with a self-assured confidence and effortless cool. The consistent setlist includes "Do I Wanna Know?," "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor," "505" and "Pretty Visitors," and features an encore with closers "Star Treatment," "Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?" and "R U Mine?"
Check out the most recent setlist below:
Arctic Monkeys' Setlist
The Australian tour continues until March 6 in Auckland, New Zealand. The Arctic Monkeys have also announced a spring tour in Central and South America kicking off later this March in Monterey, Mexico. For more information on the band's tour and upcoming treks, go to their official website HERE!

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