Arctic Monkeys, an English band from Sheffield, performed at The Pageant on Oct. 4.
Arctic Monkeys stopped in Saint Louis on its U.S. tour. With four albums, the band played a variety of songs from its early years of 2006 to its most recent album, “S*** It and See” released on June 6.
Lead singer, Alex Turner, came from backstage with his hair gelled back and skinny jeans looking more like a greaser than an international rock star.
A smoke machine fogged the stage as Turner greeted the anxious crowd with his thick, British accent. The band started the night with the song “Pretty Visitors” from its most recent album, “Humbug.” Immediately the crowd started moshing.
The band played 16 songs. The set list was “Pretty Visitors,” “Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair,” “Black Treacle”, “Fluorescent Adolescent,” “The Hellcat Spangled Shalala,” “Brainstorm,” “The View From Afternoon,” “I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor,” “This House Is a Circus,” “Still Take You Home,” “Evil Twin,” “Brick By Brick,” “She’s Thunderstorms,” “Do Me A Favour,” “S*** It And See” and “When The Sun Goes Down.”
Like every rock concert, the crowd cheered for an encore, and Arctic Monkeys came back on and played three more songs “Teddy Picker,” “Crying Lightening” and “505” to finish off the night.
Sophomore Destini Hopson attended and said, “I thought it was a great concert. I love meeting new people and being free spirited.”
This concert was jarring and almost psychedelic in a sense that made its audience wanting more.
Saint Louis is very fortunate to have a venue like The Pageant that welcomes a variety of bands. This concert is an example of fine, unique music that should be acknowledged more today in society.
Tickets were around $30.