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Alex Turner serenades couple during their first wedding dance

Tom Fenton

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Alex Turner serenades couple during their first wedding dance

Of all the places you might expect to see Alex Turner perform, a wedding probably isn't very high on that list. Check out Turner croon for these lucky wedding guests:

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Fresh from performing at some of the world's biggest festivals, the Arctic Monkeys frontman recently took to the stage at the wedding of Last of the Shadow Puppets bassist Zach Dawes.

Turner was joined by Michael Human of Queens of the Stone Age, Warpaint's Mozgawa and former Wires on Fire frontman Even Weiss to form quite the supergroup.

Rather aptly, Turner's soothing tones provided the backing track for Dawes and his wife's first dance, who got married over the weekend.

A video of him performing was uploaded by a fan on Twitter.

The band on stage covered Only You Know by Dion, a song form 1975 which AM previously performed during a session for US radio station WRXP in 2009.

Their rendition went down well with the happy couple, who could be seen dancing joyfully in the short video clip.

It was equally popular with fans on Twitter, some of whom couldn't help but fawn over Turner.

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

One fan replied: "Clearly having Alex Turner sing at your wedding is the 2nd best thing that could happen on your wedding day next to actually marrying Alex Turner on your wedding day."

Another added: "Oh my god, I never thought we would see him performing Only You Know again.. what a blessing."

Elsewhere, it's looking like a busy month ahead for Turner and his fellow Arctic Monkeys bandmates.

The group are set to release their first album since 2018's Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino, which will drop on the 21 October.

Titled The Car, one song from the album has already been released in the form of single There'd better Be a Mirrorball.

Last week (23 September), the band announced their return to regular touring, sharing details of a massive UK and Ireland stadium tour. The run will kick off in May 2023, and features two huge homecoming shows at Sheffield’s Hillsborough Stadium.

Alex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys. Credit: ANP/Alamy Stock Photo
Alex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys. Credit: ANP/Alamy Stock Photo

The Hives and The Mysterines will serve as support across the whole tour, with tickets for the 2023 UK/Ireland tour going on general sale next Friday (September 30) at 9am UK time.

It's been something of a mixed month for indie rock fans though, as Sam Fender recently announced the cancellation of his 2022 UK tour.

The singer-songwriter is currently taking a break from music to focus on his mental health and wellbeing.

In a statement posted to social media, Fender wrote: "It seems completely hypocritical to advocate discussion on mental health and write songs about it if I don't take the time to look after my own mental health."

The Tynesider signed off by saying: "Me and the boys are burnt out and we need this time...thank you for always sticking by us."

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@ArcticmonkeysJP

Topics: Arctic Monkeys, Music, World News, Twitter, Viral

Tom Fenton
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