Arctic Monkeys’ ‘Live at the BBC’ special has been made available to stream online via the iPlayer now.
The band, who recently played a monster show at London’s Royal Albert Hall, are the subject of a new show Live At The BBC which follows artists such as Adele, Sam Smith, Harry Styles and U2 and other musical acts in popular culture.
“Arctic Monkeys perform live for BBC Radio 1 at the legendary Maida Vale studios, with tracks from their new album Tranquillity Base Hotel & Casino, and classics from their back catalogue of hits,” the synopsis reads.
The news came as thousands of fans set up a petition demanding the band be featured on the BBC: “With the release of Arctic Monkeys’ sixth album approaching, it’s time for the BBC to celebrate one of the finest British bands of the 21st century at their peak in a one-hour television special,” the petition read. “After recent BBC shows focusing on Sam Smith and U2, the format would be the perfect opportunity to showcase Arctic Monkeys and the top quality British songwriting of Alex Turner to a national audience.”
Well, by all accounts, it worked.