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06.11.13

Optimus Alive 2014

Arctic Monkeys are pleased to announce they will headline Optimus Alive 2014 in Lisbon, Portugal on Thursday 10th July 2014.

Tickets are on sale now from here.

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COMMENT (36)

JBandeira

25.06.14 8:20 pm

Please play 505. It's of my favorite songs. It's probably one of your best songs

marianasdiniz

25.06.14 12:31 pm

YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

arcticmonkeyslookgoodonthestage

15.11.13 7:01 pm

And how about Rock Werchter in Belgium... We'd love to see you again!

Saya

14.11.13 12:44 pm

Hi there guys,

I've got some constructive criticism for you here, so, hopefully, you'll read the message, and get something out of it. I will post it also on the "wall", and the official AM site forum, because, I guess that's the best I can do on my own.

So, I've been on the AM concert 2 days ago in Munich, Germany. Have to say, I was never so disappointed in my life before at a concert, ever. Apparently Alex Turner cares more about his new hair style then he cares for his fans, which are his bread givers, mind you.

I was standing in the middle, maybe 10th row from the stage, feeling happy to finally seeing them perform when suddenly a mosh pit started to happen, as soon as they got on stage. Girls started screaming, not because they are oh so sexy, but because they COULDN'T BREATHE, and they we're being crushed under the crowd. Unfortunately I and my friend we're also the victims (there's really no other way of putting it). We got carried away in a flow of people, and got stuck 4 rows before the stage. I couldn't even reach the floor, that's how little space I had. After a while I got slammed to the floor, stepped on, but in the end was lucky enough to get away with only bruises.

Something COULD and SHOULD have been done. Alex just closed his eyes, and continued on with the show. He could have stopped for a few minutes and sort things out, but maybe he was high on coke, to really get what was happening?
I wonder, are they mainly performing for themselves or perhaps the fans who drove from all over to hear them perform? I didn't care about the 500 km drive in one direction, didn't mind the cost of the ticket, but the whole thing just disappointed me.
And as I've read on the forum it is a repeating occurrence. Some girls got it much worse than I did, and my body is still in pain, it feels as if I was beaten all over. No highly regarded, seriously taken artist should let this happen, sooner or later, there will be consequences. But how far do you want to take it? Until some teenager girl gets crushed to death, right under their noses?
Don't know about you, but I would consider this.

Just one more thing for the end, if there's a way let Alex know he doesn't need to comb his hair every 5 min, it will make him look more relaxed and in-to the public.

Respect!

conorbrown

14.11.13 9:21 am

I have 1 standing ticket available for the Sheffield gig. Contact me if interested dj.bru08@gmail.com

Scantily_Clad

13.11.13 11:11 pm

i refuse to believe any of you are bigger fans than i am.
thank you.

Scantily_Clad

13.11.13 11:10 pm

hhh

zamymenchaca

13.11.13 8:50 pm

iI HAD THE DRUMSTICK YOU THREW AT VORST NATIONAL BELGUIM, BUT THIS @#$*!HEAD OF A BOUNCER TOOK IT..

InesAlbuq

13.11.13 1:20 pm

So far, these are the best news I got music-wise for next year! I will be buying my ticket as soon as I can decide if there's anyone else worth watching for the remaining days of the festival... But I'll go to the first day, for sure, even if I have to work early the following day :)
Are you guys considering giving a standalone concert in Portugal, next year as well? I’m sure there would be a lot of happy people here if you were to do it. And with the economic crisis, I’m sure we can use with some fun ;-P

emmakai

12.11.13 9:04 pm

is anyone opening up for you guys??

Sofi_tegoshi

11.11.13 10:02 pm

Pleeaaassseee ccooommmee too brazil at lollapaloooza festival!! I'm a huge fan of you guys please love you all its my dream since i was 7 to see tou live on stage ! Please come to brazil ??

montse_mg

11.11.13 9:41 pm

Pleaseeeee come to Mexicooo! Please,please, if you do I'll be the happiest person in the World! Los amamos Arctic Monkeys!!

Jesscaa

11.11.13 7:44 pm

So gutted that I can't see you this year in the UK, when are you going to have a gig in the UK again next year?

JeanHyett

11.11.13 6:38 pm

My daughter had the most looked forward to amazing night turn into an absolute nightmare when the crowds at earls court last Saturday of november surged forward and 3 male idiots who refused to let her thriugh when she wnted to go outside for air as she was feeling crushed and claustrophobic.............instead they knocked her to the ground and kicked her in the head and the back. She lost her shoes and her favourite jac ket
She managed to make her way outside in shick and hurting .
Security wouldn t let herr back inside . She had only heard half a song of her favourite band in the whole world as she said to me
She was traumatised and scarned when I got to her but more than anything gutted that she couldn t see her favourite band. £ 140 for a ticket to get your head kicked in .???
Shes wasn t alone , the previos night a father who took his daughters ti see them had his jaw broken and faced punched badly
So if anybof you AArctic Monkeys are listening or reading getbin touch and put this right
Thankyou

JeanHyett

11.11.13 6:18 pm

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JeanHyett

11.11.13 6:18 pm

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JeanHyett

11.11.13 6:18 pm

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caroline_love_alex_turner

11.11.13 4:16 pm

what Alex had in mind when he finished with alexa chung couple were more than perfect!

caroline_love_alex_turner

11.11.13 4:13 pm

alexa chung alex you and form a perfect couple! arielle has nothing to do with you! kisses

catherine_hegarty1

10.11.13 10:34 pm

can

Tzarins

10.11.13 1:50 pm

Please come to south america (Venezuela! !)

Charbalmer

09.11.13 8:48 pm

Are you gonna be having a tour around the uk in 2014, Im only there for a year on a gap year!! All the way from New Zealand, hope you will!

atsilverhill

08.11.13 2:30 pm

thank you!! i'm so gonna be there.
you should definitely play mardy bum here. can't wait 'till 2014! see you there guys

atsilverhill

08.11.13 2:28 pm

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miosotis

08.11.13 11:17 am

I agree with RJSilvaPV!
And I would add Catapult, When the sun goes down and The Jeweller's Hands (my personal favourite!) Mardy Bum is definitely a must have for the sing along :D
Also I would prefer She's Thunderstorms instead of Reckless Serenade

:)

ACM

07.11.13 9:03 pm

Play mardy bum, a certain romance and dance little liar please.

RGSilvaPV

07.11.13 8:51 pm

The Portuguese crowd will appreciate a lot more if you refrain from playing songs such as One For The Road and Nº1 Party Anthem. You could benefit by removing these from your current setlist and replacing them with Knee Socks and 505.

A suggested setlist that the Portuguese crowd would rather enjoy .- a LOT -. would be:

Do I Wanna Know?
Brianstorm
Dancing Shoes
Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair
Teddy Picker
Crying Lightning
Knee Socks
Fireside
Reckless Serenade
Old Yellow Bricks
Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?
Arabella
Pretty Visitors
I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor
Cornerstone
Suck It And See
Fluorescent Adolescent
I Wanna Be Yours OR From The Ritz To The Rubble

Encore:

Snap Out of It
Mardy Bum
R U Mine? OR 505

From my viewpoint, you should also consider some B.Sides such as No Buses, Stop The World I Wanna Get Off With You, Electricity Bigger Boys and Stolen Sweethearts, the sorts. Those would grant you with the best crowd you would have and will have seen in years.

crismiguel93

07.11.13 8:41 pm

Please please play Mardy Bum!! Looking forward to seeing you guys again =')

thischarmingmonkey

07.11.13 3:22 pm

OMFG im so fukin happy u cant even imagine. I didnt get to go SPSR i was so fukin mad that day bcuz i wasnt even i lisbon i was in Azores in a family trip. Im so happy i cant even breathe GOD IF U CANCEL IT ILL KILL MYSELF

Jimbo85

07.11.13 11:58 am

yOU GUTS SHOULD BE RUNNING YOUR OWN fESTIVAL GIG, IE AN ALL DAY GIG WITH YOU GUYS AT THE END WITH AN ABSOLUTE BANGING SET LIST???? (PLEASE).
hONESTLY YOU GUYS HAVE SMASHED IT yOU WILL BE REMEMBERED FOR 100'S OF YEARS !!!!
lOVE JIMBO

DEE72

06.11.13 10:24 pm

Please do more dates in the uk next year too! please please please! a bit of a longer tour is needed in Uk so we can all get to go! :)

Littlet88

06.11.13 9:39 pm

Sooooo gong to be there! Great festival choice!!!

RicardoManuelfc

06.11.13 8:53 pm

any dates for UK in 2014??

margaridagaps

06.11.13 7:38 pm

i'm absolutly gonna be there!! love you guys X

ACM

06.11.13 7:03 pm

yeah :D

miosotis

06.11.13 12:21 pm

Why not Lisbon's Coliseum? :(

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