Arctic Monkeys: They rocked the audience in one of the most anticipated nights of this summer

Arctic Monkeys Athens July 2023

The 10th day of this year's Release Athens will remain in the minds of many music lovers as the day Arctic Monkeys returned to Greece after seven years. And it's understandable, given the size and popularity of Alex Turner and the band.

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Most of the audience that flooded the Faliro early, despite the heat and the hot sun. They were there mainly for the band from Sheffield, England.

Although the crowd didn't need a special "warm-up" due to the temperature, "The Hives", who appeared shortly after 21:00 on the stage, prepared the ground for the main event.

The punk rock band from Sweden wowed those in the venue at the time with their sound and frontman Howlin' Pelle Almqvist's ability to connect with the audience with songs from their latest album such as 'Bogus Operandi' and 'Countdown to Shutdown'.

They also played their earlier hits like 'Hate to Say I Told You So' and 'Tick Tick Boom' prepared the crowd perfectly for closing the night.

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At 22:50, the lights dimmed, and Arctic Monkeys took their places on the stage amidst apotheosis. From the first notes of "Sculptures of Anything Goes", there was excitement.

The all-ages crowd sang along with the British band to all their hits from their earliest hits like 'Fluorescent Adolescent', 'Arabella' and 'Brianstorm' to 'Four Out of Five' and 'There'd Better Be a Mirrorball' from their latest album, 'The Car'.

The concert's highlight was when Alex Turner gave the cue and the opening bars of 'Do I Wanna Know?', one of the band's most recognisable tracks, sending the audience into a frenzy of excitement.

After their return from the encore, "Cornerstone" and "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor", the explosive "RU Mine?" shook the Square of Water and was the perfect closing of the evening.

The Arctic Monkeys will appear again tonight (19/7) in Faliro in their second sold-out concert in Greece.

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Image Credit: Proto Thema.

The Greek band Green Was Greener, and Willie J Healey came out earlier in order of appearance.

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