Arctic Monkeys marked the dawn of 2012 two minutes earlier than planned while performing at a festival in Australia, according to reports.
Stories suggest the band ended their set at the Falls Festival, Victoria at 11.58pm local time on New Year’s Eve, apparently not being aware they were in fact intended by organisers to see in the New Year onstage with their fans.
Instead, at 12.02am, the band returned red-faced to tell the crowd: “Sorry we thought someone else had organised a countdown. let’s do one now then shall we?”
Prior to their hogmanay faux pas, the Sheffield band have been full of praise for their Australian fans, with frontman Alex Turner telling the Sydney Morning Herald of a recent show: “Everyone was singing and we were all kind of blown back. No one feels obligated to sing at our gigs: we’re not a sing-a-longy kind of band and sometimes there are quite a lot of words. So when people do sing along they mean it.”
Arctic Monkeys’ fourth album, ‘Suck It and See‘, was released last June.