Live From New York -- It's the Arctic Monkeys!
Tue, 28 Feb 2006 16:25:00
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Can the Arctic Monkeys, proud owners of the fastest-selling debut album in British history, extend their musical conquest to American shores? We're about to find out, as the four young lads from Sheffield kick off their first U.S. tour with an appearance on NBC's Saturday Night Live.
As one of the few American television shows that still lives up to the "Live" in its title, SNL is a big risk for the much-ballyhooed Brit-rockers. Ashlee "Lip-synchin'" Simpson was only the most recent and dramatic example of a rising star who flopped on the show thanks to technical problems or a sloppy performance. Then there's the question of whether American audiences will respond to Alex Turner's Northern English drawl.
The Arctic Monkeys' North American television debut airs Saturday night (duh), March 11. After that, the band kicks off its sold-out tour with a show in San Francisco on March 13. No doubt "Fake Tales of San Francisco" will be on the set list
-- The ARTISTdirect Staff