A bad case of laryngitis, and all of a sudden Arctic Monkeys tour plans are thrown into chaos.
Forced to re-arrange shows in Birmingham, Sheffield and Glasgow at the last minute, the band were forced to disappoint some fans.
Yet it was all going fantastically well. Arctic Monkeys played a series of wonderful shows, matching material from new album 'AM' with their diamond-studded back catalogue.
Clash photographer Danny Payne caught the band in Manchester, and returned these evocative shots.
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