They have had fans in a frenzy with the announcement of their seventh studio album The Car.
And Arctic Monkeys are preparing for a huge UK 2023 tour, with tickets going on sale 9am on Friday September 30.
With performances at some of the UK’s biggest live music venues including Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground, the band will tour for 13 nights next May and June.
Arctic Monkeys have included two dates in their hometown of Sheffield at Hillsborough Park.
On the road: Arctic Monkeys are preparing for a huge UK 2023 tour, with tickets going on sale 9am on Friday September 3
Their first date will be on May 29 2023 at Bristol’s Ashton Gate Stadium, before they move onto Coventry on May 31.
June 2 sees the band play Manchester’s Emirates Old Trafford, before gigs in Middlesbrough and Norwich before their two Sheffield dates on June 9 and 10.
The tour will then move onto Swansea and Southampton before two London dates on June 16 and 17,
The tour will finish with a live performance in Dublin on June 20 and the final date at Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park on June 15.
Live: With performances at some of the UK’s biggest live music venues including Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground, Coventry, Glasgow, London, the band will tour for 13 nights
Tickets for the shows will go on sale at 9am on Friday September 30, access the Ticketmaster website. A fan pre-sale will also begin at 9am on September 29.
Fans who pre-order the new album The Car from the band’s official store before 3pm on Wednesday September 28 will also get access to the fan pre-sale.
Prices for the tickets are not yet known.
The tour comes a month after Arctic Monekys announced their seventh studio album titled The Car.
Taking to Instagram the Sheffield band revealed that their new 10-track studio album will be available on October 21st.
The unexpected announcement of their new album – four years after the release of their last album Tranquillity Base Hotel and Casino – sent AM fans into meltdown.
WHERE ARE ARCTIC MONKEYS TOURING IN 2023?
May 29, 2023 – Bristol – Ashton Gate Stadium
May 31, 2023 – Coventry – Building Society Arena
June 2, 2023 – Manchester – Emirates Old Trafford
June 5, 2023 – Middlesbrough – Riverside Stadium
June 7, 2023 – Norwich – Carrow Road Stadium
June 9, 2023 – Sheffield – Hillsborough Park
June 10, 2023 – Sheffield – Hillsborough Park
June 12, 2023 – Swansea – Swansea.com Stadium
June 14, 2023 – Southampton – The Ageas Bowl
June 16, 2023 – London – Emirates Stadium
June 17, 2023 – London – Emirates Stadium
June 20, 2023 – Dublin – Marlay Park
June 25, 2023 – Glasgow – Bellahouston Park
NEW! Last month Arctic Monkeys announced their seventh studio album titled The Car will be available on October 21st
Alongside some album artwork shared to Instagram, the band penned: ‘The new album from Arctic Monkeys, ‘The Car’ is out 21st October. Pre-order now.’
The new album announcement sent their fans into complete meltdown, with one follower commenting: ‘SCREAMING CRYING THROWING UP,’ while another added: ‘Meltdown mode.’
‘OH MY GOD IT’S HAPPENING!!’ enthused one fan, with someone else writing: ‘WE WEREN’T CLOWNING GUYS,’ as another simply added: ‘WHATTT’
One person gushed: ‘OH MY GOD IM SO HAPPY,’ while another admitted: ‘my will to live has extended all the way up to Oct 21s.’
‘Yes yes yes finally boysssssss,’ wrote someone else, with one fan stating: ‘THIS IS THE GREATEST THING TO HAPPEN EVER IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD.’
It’s coming! Alongside some album artwork shared to Instagram, the band penned: ‘The new album from Arctic Monkeys, ‘The Car’ is out 21st October. Pre-order now’
Fan reaction: The new album announcement sent their fans into complete meltdown
And speaking to The Big Issue, frontman Alex Turner, 36, revealed the record will bring the group ‘back to earth’ following the intergalactic sound of their last album.
He told the publication: ‘I think we’ve got closer to a better version of a more dynamic overall sound with this record.
Arctic Monkeys – The Car – TRACKLIST
There’d Better Be A Mirrorball
I Ain’t Quite Where I Think I Am
Sculptures Of Anything Goes
Jet Skis On The Moat
‘The strings on this record come in and out of focus and that was a deliberate move and hopefully everything has its own space. There’s time the band comes to the front and then the strings come to the front.’
The upcoming album was made with group’s longtime producer James Ford and was recorded in Butley Priory, a converted monastery in rural Suffolk.
Alex – who stars in the band alongside Jamie Cook, Nick O’Malley and Matt Helders – explained that the decision to snub a typical recording studio was inspired by legends of rock-and-roll.
The musician said: ‘There’s a bunch of Led Zeppelin and Stones records where they were in this house in the country and then they went and sorted it all out and overdubbed it elsewhere.
‘We went there in the summer, took all the equipment, got the raw material and then took it on elsewhere.’
The release of The Car comes 20 years after Arctic Monkeys were formed in Sheffield and Alex admitted he wants the group to stay true to their roots.
He said: ‘You have to follow your instincts in the same way you did in the first place. In that way, it does all feel like it’s connected to us 20 years ago in the garage when it was pure instinct.’
The announcement comes after the band debuted one new track – titled I Ain’t Quite Where I Think I Am – from their upcoming album, during their show at Zurich Openair festival in Switzerland.