Photo by Andy Paradise
Arctic Monkeys have been quiet throughout 2020 but today we got a bit of welcome news and surprise by the way of the announcement of Arctic Monkeys – Live At The Royal Albert Hall. The live album is out December 4th via Domino Records.
The news is not just welcome for music reasons but far more important ones. All proceeds from the album will go to War Child UK to help fill what could be up to a £2 million deficit they are facing in 2021, caused by the devastating impact of Covid-19 on their fundraising. These funds are urgently needed to support those who are worst hit by the virus.
As the band describes included in the announcement:
On June 7, 2018 we played a very special show at London’s Royal Albert Hall. All the proceeds from that memorable night were donated to War Child UK in support of the vital work they do protecting, educating and rehabilitating children who have experienced the trauma of conflict and the horror of war. The situation that was bad in 2018 is now desperate and those children and their families need our help more than ever. To enable War Child UK to reduce their funding deficit and continue their valuable work, we are happy to be able to release a live album, recorded that evening at The Royal Albert Hall. All proceeds will go direct to the charity. We thank all our fans in advance for their support of this release and in turn for their support of War Child UK” – Arctic Monkeys.
The show was actually at the start of their tour for Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino and features what was known as one of the highlights of the run, including rare performances of old favorites “From The Ritz To The Rubble” and “The View From The Afternoon.”
Find the full tracklist available below and pre-order options available here.
- Arctic Monkeys – Live At The Royal Albert Hall tracklist:
1. Four Out Of Five
3. Crying Lightning
4. Do I Wanna Know?
5. Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?
7. One Point Perspective
8. Do Me A Favour
10. Knee Socks
12. Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
13. She Looks Like Fun
14. From The Ritz To The Rubble
15. Pretty Visitors
16. Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair
17. I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
19. The View From The Afternoon
20. R U Mine?