Arctic Monkeys at the Olympic Games - Pictures and Video

2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony Alex Turner of the Arctic monkeys performs during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Source: Lars Baron/Getty Images Europe) more pics »
Alex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys performing at the opening ceremony (Lars Baron/Getty Images Europe)
Alex Turner and his band the Arctic Monkeys got the chance to perform in front of thousands of people in London, and about a billion people watching from home Friday at the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony. The English indie rock band has a faithful following, and now they probably have just a few more fans!

The band, which formed in 2002, currently consists of Alex Turner, Jamie Cook, Nick O'Malley and Matt Helders. They covered the Beatles' "Come Together" at the ceremony last night, hours before Paul McCartney of the Fab Four came out to sing a rousing rendition of "Hey Jude" at the end of the four-hour show.

See pics from the opening ceremony and footage below:



2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
A performer in a giant ball is passed around during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Getty Images)more pics »2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
Basketball player Lauren Jackson of Australia carries her national flag into the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Getty Images)more pics »
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
Performers with a jetpack takes part in the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Getty Images)more pics »2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
Tower Bridge is seen before the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Getty Images)more pics »2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
The Olympic Stadium is illuminated during the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games on July 27, 2012 in London, England. Athletes, heads of state and dignitaries from around the world have gathered in the Olympic Stadium for the opening ceremony of the 30th Olympiad. London plays host to the 2012 Olympic Games which will see 26 sports contested by 10,500 athletes over 17 days of competition. (Getty Images)more pics »2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
Queen Elizabeth II (R) and Jacques Rogge (L), President of the International Olympic Committee, attend the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Getty Images)more pics »2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
(L-R) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Samantha Cameron watch on during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Getty Images)more pics »2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
Performers pay tribute to British music during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Getty Images)more pics »2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
The Olympic rings are assembled above the stadium in a scene depicting the Industrial Revolution during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Getty Images)more pics »

2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
David Beckham drives a speedboat carrying the Olympic flame to the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony on July 27, 2012 in London, England. Athletes, heads of state and dignitaries from around the world have gathered in the Olympic Stadium for the opening ceremony of the 30th Olympiad. London plays host to the Olympic Games which will see 26 sports contested by 10,500 athletes over 17 days of competition. (Getty Images)2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
The Olympic rings are assembled above the stadium in a scene depicting the Industrial Revolution during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Getty Images)more pics »
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
British actor Rowan Atkinson in his role as Mr Bean takes part in the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Getty Images)more pics »2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
Performers in the role of Mary Poppins float inside the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Getty Images)

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