After four years, the Arctic Monkeys have finally announced a new tour ahead of their next album The Car.
The band will visit venues across the UK and Ireland in Bristol, Manchester, London, Norwich, Sheffield, Glasgow and many more.
They haven’t been on tour since 2018, when Alex Turner and the band went on a world tour following their sixth studio album Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino Tour.
Fans are going crazy over the UK announcement, but how do you get tickets? Read on for all the information you need…
Arctic Monkeys announce UK tour
The There’d Better Be a Mirrorball stars took to Instagram on Friday, September 23 to announce the news and ticket information.
It will run from May 19, 2023 to June 25, 2023 and will feature two amazing opening acts, The Hives and The Mysterines.
The Hives are a Swedish rock band that rose to prominence in the early 2000s, while The Mysterines are an alternative rock band from Liverpool, UK.
Here are the tour dates:
- Monday 29 May 2023: Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol
- Wed 31 May 2023: Building Society Arena, Coventry
- Fri 02 June 2023: Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
- Monday 05 June 2023: Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough
- Wed 07 Jun 2023: Carrow Road Stadium, Norwich
- Fri 09 June 2023: Hillsborough Park, Sheffield
- Sat 10 June 2023: Hillsborough Park, Sheffield
- Monday 12 June 2023: Swansea.com Stadium, Swanswea
- Wed 14 June 2023: Ageas Bowl, Southampton
- Fri 16 June 2023: Emirates Stadium, London
- Saturday 17 June 2023: Emirates Stadium, London
- Tuesday 20 June 2023: Marlay Park, Dublin
- Sun June 25, 2023: Bellahouston Park, Glasgow
How to get tickets
Tickets go on general sale at 9 a.m. Friday, September 30 on Ticketmaster and See Tickets.
There’s also a fan presale that starts 24 hours before, at 9 a.m. on Thursday, September 29.
To participate in the presale, you must pre-order their new album The Car on the band’s official online store.
Do it here before 3 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28, and you’ll receive a presale access email.
If you have already ordered the album, you already have access to the presale.
As of this writing, ticket prices have yet to be revealed and it’s hard to say how much they will cost.
The band hasn’t toured since 2013, so we can’t use the last tour to gauge concert prices.
They played at Reading and Leeds
The tour announcement comes just a month after the English rock band performed at the Reading and Leeds Festival in August.
It was their first performance in the UK for years and fans went wild at the headlining gig, which saw the band play some of their greatest hits.
Do I Wanna Know?, I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor and The Car’s next track, I Ain’t Quite Where I Think I Am, are just a few of the songs they’ve played.
They even came back for an encore, singing One Point Perspective, Arabella and RU Mine?, and repeated the set in Reading and Leeds.
Fans are going crazy for the upcoming tour on Twitter.
One person wrote:
A third person adds:
Alex, Matt, Nick and Jamie’s seventh studio album arrives October 21, 2022.
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