Arctic Monkeys are back and have finally announced a UK and Ireland tour.
While the band have played several dates and festivals across Europe this summer, they have only graced a UK stage once. Headlining Reading and Leeds festival this year, the band brought their four-year hiatus away from a UK stage to a close with a set that saw, as The Independent described it, front man Alex Turner “transformed into a blue-eyed fifties crooner, hunting an ex around local pubs”.
Thankfully the festival was not a one-off return to the UK. On Friday (23 September), the band released new tour dates, which will see them visit a host of venues across the UK and Ireland.
Cities set to be visited include London, Glasgow, Dublin and the band’s hometown of Sheffield’s Hillsborough Park, with the shows taking place throughout May and June next year.
Support throughout the tour will come from fellow rock and roll bands The Hives and Liverpool newcomers The Mysterines.
The Sheffield rock band recently announced that their new album The Car will be released on 21 October and will feature 10 new songs written by Turner and made with the band’s regular producer James Ford.
According to a press release, The Car finds Arctic Monkeys “running wild in a new and sumptuous musical landscape and contains some of the richest and most rewarding vocal performances of Alex Turner’s career”.
The band’s new single “There’d Better Be A Mirrorball” was released in August, marking the first time they’d put out music in four years.
How to get Arctic Monkeys tickets for 2023
General sale tickets will go on sale on Friday 30 September at 9am from SeeTickets.
Note that sales are limited to four tickets per person so, if you’re the friend who plans everything for the group, make sure you’ve got someone else on hand to grab any extra tickets you need.
For the Dublin show at Marlay Park on 20 June 2023, tickets are available via Ticketmaster. But like the other shows, tickets go on sale on Friday 30 October at 9am.
How to get Arctic Monkeys presale tickets for 2023
Fan presale begins at 9am on Thursday 29 September via SeeTickets (9am on Thursday 29 September via Ticketmaster for the Dublin show). To gain access to this presale, according to the website, you must simply pre-order ‘The Car’ in any format from Arctic Monkeys’ official webstore before Wednesday 28 September (excluding USA and Canada). Ordered already? You’re included.
Unique pre-sale codes will be emailed between 5-7pm BST on Wednesday 28 September.
Where to see Arctic Monkeys in 2023
29 May: Bristol, Ashton Gate Stadium
31 May: Coventry, Building Society Arena
02 June: Manchester, Emirates Old Trafford
05 June: Middlesbrough, Riverside Stadium
07 June: Norwich, Carrow Road Stadium
09 June: Sheffield, Hillsborough Park
10 June: Sheffield, Hillsborough Park
12 June: Swansea, Swansea.com Stadium
14 June: Southampton, The Ageas Bowl
16 June: London, Emirates Stadium
17 June: London, Emirates Stadium
20 June: Dublin, Marlay Park
25 June: Glasgow, Bellahouston Park