Arctic Monkeys had to brutally stop their second London’s Earl’s Court show, due to security reasons. First sections of the arena were at serious risk of crushing themselves if no one had intervened.
Forced to put their show to a hault in the middle of ‘Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair’, the Sheffield quartet consulted with the head of security on steps to follow.
It resulted in frontman Alex Turner addressing the crowd, inciting it to “take a step back to avoid the crushing” and to “obviously pay attention to the front when you’re all fuelled-up”, before re-launching himself right in the middle of his 2011’s hit single.
That the Arctic Monkeys are an unstoppable, uncontrollable, unyelding force of nature is old news already. That they are -verbatim- to smash into pieces the entire front row of the beautiful and soon-to-be demolished London’s Earl’s Court makes us realise they have, without a doubt, reached that blessed status of rock ‘n’ roll royalties.