The Arctic Monkeys Release Don Valley Bowl Short, DVD on the Way?

Remember back in August when the Monkeys released a trailer featuring footage from their homecoming gig in Sheffield and how there was some speculation that a DVD was on the way? Well, there is no DVD (currently at least), but the Monkeys have put out a 10-minute short of the concert to tide us over until they decide to release more footage.

Don Valley Bowl – the Arctic Monkeys

The short looks pretty slick, combining footage of fans going apeshit at the concert as well as the band performing the shit-kicker “Don’t Sit Down Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair,” “505” and “Mardy Bum.” I’ve gotta say “505” is definitely my favorite amongst those. It just builds really nicely. The footage has that echo-y feel that the “Don’t Sit Down” music video had, so it’d be really interesting to see how all of this turns out if the band releases a full DVD. I don’t have a crystal ball or any of that shit, but seeing as how the band has not released a live DVD yet, now seems like a good time to do so.

The band is also gearing up for another North American tour, this time supporting the Black Keys. Me and Ryan thought we saw Dan Auerbach go backstage at the Arctic Monkeys show in October and this seems to confirm it. No Nashville date in sight, but seeing as how Dan lives here and that Alex Turner promised the crowd that the band would be back “soon,” I wouldn’t be too surprised if a Nashville date popped up when they announce the second leg of the tour. 2012 may be the end of the world, but damn does news like this make it feel fine. Tour dates below and as per norm, check out a few more videos below.

Tour Dates with the Black Keys

03-02 Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank Arena

03-03 Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena

03-04 Columbus, OH – Jerome Schottenstein Center

03-06 Portland, ME – Cumberland Co. Civic Center

03-07 Boston, MA – TD Garden

03-09 Washington, DC – Verizon Center

03-10 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center

03-12 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

03-13 Montreal, Quebec – Bell Centre

03-14 Toronto, Ontario – Air Canada Centre

03-16 Indianapolis, IN – Conseco Fieldhouse

03-18 Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena

03-19 Chicago, IL – United Center

03-20 Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena

03-23 Norfolk, VA – Constant Convocation Center

The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala – the Arctic Monkeys

Evil Twin – the Arctic Monkeys

When the Sun Goes Down – the Arctic Monkeys

One Response to “The Arctic Monkeys Release Don Valley Bowl Short, DVD on the Way?”
  1. Dean Trainor says:

    The bad released Live at The Apollo, filmed at a suprise gig in Manchester during the ‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’ tour back in ’08

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