Subscribe to our newsletter

Arctic Monkeys bring back ‘Fluorescent Adolescent' for Sheffield homecoming gig


Arctic Monkeys rolled out old favourite ‘Fluorescent Adolescent’ for the first time in years to mark their return to Sheffield.

The track, taken from the band’s second studio album Favourite Worst Nightmare, was reworked and saw frontman Alex Turner take lead on the piano. The performance, which was stripped back and met by their local fans singing every word, eventually led to ‘One Point Perspective’ from their new album.

In what was an emotional evening for the band, Arctic Monkeys greeted the fans at Sheffield’s FlyDSA Arena by saying: “We’re the Arctic Monkeys from High Green baby!”, to rapturous applause.

“I ain’t seen ya in ages,” he added as the emotion ramped up a notch.

Here’s some fan footage of the ‘Fluorescent Adolescent’ performance: