Arctic Monkeys are the spokesmen of a generation. “A great selfie of a generation this was. There was funky sorrow, cultivated desire, prickly sentiment. And there was maths: riff + melody = euphoria.”This is how Humo described an Arctic Monkeys concert in Vorst Nationaal in November 2013. For nearly ten years it has been said that front man Alex Turner expresses the joys and sorrows of his generation like no other. Since ‘AM’ (2013) he seems to have made the role his own. The record has just as much genius as its four predecessors, but the atmosphere is much more exuberant. The Monkeys have given up the Sheffield rain for the Los Angeles sun and it shows. Their concerts were always technically superb but maybe a little aloof. See their previous performances at Werchter. But today, all that has changed. Alex Turner is now a true performer and seeks real contact with his audience. It will be a hot evening on 4 July 2014.