Arctic Monkeys have announced a UK and Ireland stadium tour for 2023 – tickets will be available here.
The band are set to hit the road in late May in support of their seventh studio album ‘The Car’, which is out on October 21, 2022 via Domino.
Kicking off at Bristol’s Ashton Gate Stadium on May 29, the stint also includes outdoor concerts in Manchester, Middlesbrough, Norwich, Swansea, Southampton, Dublin and Glasgow.
Alex Turner and co. are due to play two huge homecoming gigs at Hillsborough Park in Sheffield on June 9 and 10. Additionally, the Monkeys will hit the stage at the Emirates Stadium in London on June 16 and 17.
The Hives and The Mysterines will appear at the upcoming shows as “special guest” openers.
Arctic Monkeys announce their 2023 UK & Ireland Tour with special guests @TheHives & @TheMysterines. Tickets go on sale 30 Sept at 9am. Fan pre-sale begins on 29 Sept at 9am. Pre-order ‘The Car’ from the bands webstore to get access. For more info visit https://t.co/6BDFhmmRyS pic.twitter.com/1PdSCBWmsa
— Arctic Monkeys (@ArcticMonkeys) September 23, 2022
Tickets for Arctic Monkeys 2023 UK/Ireland tour go on general sale next Friday (September 30) at 9am BST – you’ll be able to purchase yours here. Alternatively, fans can access a pre-sale at the same time on Thursday (29) by pre-ordering ‘The Car’ from here.
Notably, these current dates mean that Arctic Monkeys are free to headline Glastonbury Festival 2023 on either the Friday (June 23) or Saturday (24). AM are rumoured to be making a return to Worthy Farm next summer.
Arctic Monkeys’ 2023 UK/Ireland itinerary is as follows:
29 – Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol
31 – Building Society Arena, Coventry
2 – Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
5 – Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough
7 – Carrow Road Stadium, Norwich
9 – Hillsborough Park, Sheffield
10 – Hillsborough Park, Sheffield
12 – Swansea.com Stadium, Swansea
14 – The Ageas Bowl, Southampton
16 – Emirates Stadium, London
17 – Emirates Stadium, London
20 – Marlay Park, Dublin
25 – Bellahouston Park, Glasgow
Last night (September 22) saw Arctic Monkeys perform an intimate, phone-free theatre gig in Brooklyn, New York. During the special show, the group gave their recent comeback single ‘There’d Better Be A Mirrorball’ its live debut.
They also treated the crowd to a pair of as-yet-unreleased cuts from ‘The Car’ – ‘Body Paint’ and ‘Mr Schwartz’ – as well as ‘I Ain’t Quite Where I Think I Am’, another new song that was first played last month.
In a five-star review of the concert, NME wrote: “Through their discography, the Sheffield band have slowly embodied a sort of timelessness, not just in their homages to retro sounds, but in the way each era of their music, with its unmatched lyricism and refusal to rest on its laurels, somehow connects seamlessly to the next.”
During his first interview about ‘The Car’, Alex Turner told the Big Issue that Arctic Monkeys had come “back to earth” on the album following the divisive ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’. “On this record, sci-fi is off the table,” he said.