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Arctic Monkeys announce 2018 UK tour dates including Birmingham show

Arctic Monkeys today announce a number of arena shows in September, including a night at Arena Birmingham. The announcement comes after news of their forthcoming album ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’, which will be released on 11 May. The band will perform shows at Manchester Arena on September 6 and 7, before two nights as London’s O2 Arena on September 9 and 10.

There is one show in Birmingham on September 15, before a pair of Sheffield shows on September 18 and 19. The band wraps up the nine-date tour with shows in Dublin and Newcastle on September 24 and September 27 respectively. Tickets are on general sale from 9am 13 April 2018 via The Ticket Factory[1] or by calling 0844 33 88 222.

Arctic Monkeys are tops of the pops for music fans in Birmingham

Tickets priced at GBP44.65/GBP61.70/GBP77.65 for seated and GBP66.25 for standing (includes admin fees and GBP1.20 facility fee) + GBP2.55 fulfilment fee per order. The Lemon Twigs will be special guests. The Sheffield rockers, who went on hiatus in 2014, said their new album is called Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, and will be released on May 11.

It follows their Mercury Prize-nominated 2013 album AM. Along with the title and release date reveal, the band shared a snippet of music in a video posted on their Twitter page.

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The album, produced by frequent collaborator James Ford and the band’s frontman Alex Turner, was recorded in Los Angeles, Paris and London. The tracklisting has also been unveiled, and includes songs called Star Treatment, American Sports, Golden Trunks and the whimsical The World’s First Ever Monster Truck Front Flip.

The band announced their hiatus after the release of AM and its accompanying tour, which ran until November 2014.

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They recently made their comeback by announcing several festival dates, mostly in America and Europe, with one performance in the UK at Glasgow’s TRNSMT festival.

Arctic Monkeys burst onto the music scene in 2006 with their debut album Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not, which included the popular track I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor.

They have since gone on to score huge success, winning seven Brit Awards, an Ivor Novello and a Mercury Prize.


  1. ^ The Ticket Factory (www.theticketfactory.com)

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