Arctic Monkeys return to Later...with Jools Holland tomorrow evening at 10pm

Sheffield rockers Arctic Monkeys, will return to our TV screens tomorrow evening (Tuesday 22nd) for a performance on Later...with Jools Holland. The show will be aired on BBC2 at 10pm and will give fans, who were lucky enough to get a ticket for their live shows, the chance to catch a slight glimpse of what the boys will potentially bring to their UK tour that kicks off on the same evening at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle.

The R U Mine? band, whose first ever TV performance took place on the music show way back in 2005, will somewhat be the headline act of the evening as they bookend the show with two tracks taken undoubtably from their fifth consecutive Number 1 album and most recent release, AM. You will also be able to see the band perform an additional track, as well as the two they would have already played, on the extended version of the show that will air on Friday evening at 11pm, also on BBC2. 

Some might say the band will be relieved to return to home soil and perform on a program where they are so highly respected after recently being somewhat mistreated on US chat show Jimmy Kimmel Live. In a recent article that can read here, Bigmouth Strikes Again As Kanye West Forces Arctic Monkeys To Postpone Jimmy Kimmel Performance, I reported that because TV bosses refrained from cutting off Kanye West during his interview with Kimmel, Arctic Monkeys were forced to reschedule their performance on the show as time ran out. 

In the end however, the band took to the US shows outdoor stage the following week and performed current live favourites Do I Wanna Know? and R U Mine? - possibly an insight into what they might play tomorrow night on the show, but I wouldn't bet on it. When they played the show in 2011 in light of their fourth album, Suck It And See, the Monkeys performed Library Pictures and Reckless Serenade - two tracks that were never even released as singles. 

Regardless though of what they play, you can bet your life on it that the tracks will be perfectly executed. 

George Henry King