Live Gig Video: Arctic Monkeys cover the Beatles’ ‘Come Together’ at the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony

By on Tuesday, 31st July 2012 at 4:00 pm

In his quiff and tough guy leather garb, Alex Turner led his Arctic Monkeys through a performance of their ‘I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor’, followed by a cover of the Beatles‘ ‘Come Together’ at the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony in London last Friday night. Some nice Monkeys French fans posted the cover on Vimeo, so you can watch that below. A recorded version of ‘Come Together’ by the Arctic Monkeys is available as part of ‘Isles of Wonder: Music for the Opening Ceremony’, an Olympics 2012-themed compilation, now out on Decca.

Earlier today, we posted video of Two Door Cinema Club‘s Alex Trimble performing the song ‘Caliban’s Dream’ during the cauldron lighting.

Update 12 August 2012: since the IOC has gotten any video remotely related to the Olympics removed from the usual video channels, I’ve replaced it with the audio stream of the studio version and a cool looking photo of Alex Turner. Gotta make do with what you can, yeah?


Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Leave Your Response

* Name, Email, Comment are Required

About Us

There Goes The Fear is where we tell you about the latest music, gigs, and tours we love and think you should too.

We love music that has its heart on its sleeve, tells a story, swims around our head all day or makes us dance like no-one's watching.

TGTF was edited by Mary Chang, based in Washington, DC.

All MP3s are posted with the permission of the artists or their representatives and are for sampling only. Like the music? Buy it.

RSS Feed   RSS Feed  

Learn More About Us

Privacy Policy

Keep TGTF online for years to come!
Donate here.