The Arctic Monkeys Alex Turn recently made a blunder during the band’s concert in Sheffield.
They are currently on tour to help promote their latest album The Car, and after kicking off their UK dates in Bristol a couple of weeks ago they returned to their hometown of Sheffield this weekend for two gigs in Hillsborough Park.
Thousands of fans flooded to the venue to watch the band perform some of their most popular tracks, even being treated to a live version of the 2006 song ‘A Certain Romance’ for the first time in a decade.
Alex Turner made his way through a setlist that included ‘Brianstorm’, ‘Snap Out of It’, ‘Crying Lightning’ and ‘Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?’, and for the most part did well in leading the crowd through the lyrics.
There was at least one occasion, however, when he had to turn to the crowd for a reminder of how one of his songs goes.
Alex Turner forgets lyrics
It happened as Turner performed a classic AM track, ‘Mardy Bum’; arguably the one song that even people who wouldn’t consider themselves fans of the band will be familiar with.
Come on, I’ll start: “Now then Mardy Bum, I’ve seen your face and it’s like looking down the barrel of a gun.”
Turner has no doubt sung those exact lyrics countless times since the song’s release in 2006, but during the show in Sheffield they clearly disappeared from his mind entirely.
The crowd was singing along as the song began, and Turner got off to a good start as he nailed the words ‘now then Mardy Bum’.
He then diverged from the audience as they carried on with the actual lyrics, and he apparently attempted to skip straight to the second chorus, which goes: “Oh, I’m in trouble again, aren’t I? I thought as much.”
Turner quickly realised he wasn’t singing the right words and looked around in confusion, but thankfully he was able to rely on the audience to get him back on track. Giving a quick nod of understanding, he soon got back into the swing of things as he caught up with the crowd.