Indie rock band Arctic Monkeys have returned to the music scene after a four year hiatus, announcing a surprise North American tour earlier this week.
The group seemed to go off the grid after their 2013 hit record, AM, and tour. All of a sudden in 2018, they have a booked schedule – headlining Firefly Music Festival this summer, as well as announcing a handful of dates across the United States and Canada.
Bassist Nick O’Malley revealed to SPIN in late 2017 that the band was recording their sixth LP in an undisclosed location, and said the album would be released sometime in 2018. There has been no recent details on the new set of tracks, but fans should expect to hear some news over the next few months, and definitely on tour.
It will be hard to top AM, especially since the album was the top-selling record the year it debuted. Now, with the first official tour in four years approaching, hype for the tour and album is not only beginning, but well deserved.
The North American leg of the tour kicks off on May 5 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, and continues through Toronto’s Air Canada Centre on August 5. The band will also play at various European shows and festivals in-between. Tickets go on sale March 16.
Arctic Monkeys tour dates 2018
May 5 – Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Los Angeles
May 22 – Columbia Halle, Berlin
May 23 – Columbia Halle, Berlin
May 26 – Cavea, Rome
May 27 – Cavea, Rome
May 29 – Zentih, Paris
May 30 – Zenith, Paris
June 2 – Primavera Sound, Spain
June 4 – Medidlanum Forum, Milan
June 8 – Best Kept Secret, Netherlands
June 7-17 – Firefly Festival, Delaware, US
June 16 – Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh NC
June 18 – Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville, TV
June 19 – Coca Cola Roxy Theatre, Atlanta, GA
June 22-24 – Southside Festival, Germany
June 22-24 – Hurricane Festival, Germany
June 26 – Mitsubishi Electric Halle, Dusseldorf
June 27 – Royal Arena, Copenhagen
July 1 – TRSNMT, Scotland
July 4 – Open’er, Poland
July 6 – Rockwave Festival, Greece
July 8 – Rock Werchter, Belgium
July 12 – NOS Alive, Portugal
July 13 – Madcool Festival, Spain
July 24 – Forest Hills Stadium, Queens, NY
July 27 – TD Garden, Boston, MA
July 27 – The Anthem, Washington DC
July 31 – Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh, PA
August 1 – Masonic Temple Theatre, Detroit, MI
August 4 – Osheaga Festival, Montréal, QB
August 5 – Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
August 8 – OYA Festival, Norway
August 9-11 – Way Out Festival, Sweden
August 11 – Flow Festival, Finland
August 14 – Sziget Festival, Hungary