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The Arctic Monkeys got used to playing big festivals and venues in the United Kingdom and Europe, but the band is doing things a little bit differently on its circuit of the United States.
No, the band hasn't replaced or cut down on its bombastic live shows. But the U.S. tour will cater to smaller crowds and club venues instead of huge stadiums and outdoor amphitheaters, giving the band the best of both worlds as it heads toward the end of 2013. But don't mistake the smaller crowds for the assumption that the band just isn't as popular in the States – because you'd be dead wrong. Many of the venues, in fact, have sold out weeks in advance.
The trek is part of the band's promotion for its latest album, "A.M.," which bowed on September 9, 2013. The tour itself, riding on the release of the single "Do I Wanna Know?" kicked off back in May at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, California. By June the guys were playing "Mad Sounds" at the Hultsfred Festival in Sweden, then covered eight more UK tour dates that culminated with a homecoming at the Motorpoint Arena Sheffield.
When "A.M." dropped, it did so at the top of the UK album charts, moving 157,000 copies its first week. As a result, the Arctic Monkeys made history as the first indy band with five consecutive number 1 albums in the UK. Along with it, they also earned their third nomination for the Mercury Prize, awarded for the best album in the UK or Ireland.
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Arctic Monkeys toured heavily in 2011 on their "Suck It and See" Tour. They headlined the popular Benicassim Festival in Spain along side artists like The Strokes, Arcade Fire and Primal Scream. The group continued to tear up the festival circuit when it dropped in to play Super Bock Super Rock, V Festival, Rock Werchter and T in The Park. The band also managed to squeeze in a pair of homecoming shows at the Don Valley Bowl in Sheffield, with supporting acts like Dead Sons and The Vaccines. As their popularity continued to skyrocket, they eventually played Lollapalooza.
In early 2012, the band confirmed it had recorded brand new music set for a summer release and would also return to the studio to record its next album. The single "R U Mine?" was rolled out on the Arctic Monkeys' YouTube channel on February 26, and hit the UK Singles Chart at No. 23 a week later. On April 21, it was officially released as a single, along with the track "Electricity."
Arctic Monkeys got massive exposure when they played the London Summer Olympics opening ceremony, performing "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor" and a cover of the Beatles' song "Come Together." The latter eventually peaked at No. 21 on the UK charts, marking the band's highest-charting single in three years.
The band will once again appear at a number of European festivals in 2013 in support of their upcoming album. Other tour dates have not yet been announced.
Arctic Monkeys Tickets - Band History
The Arctic Monkeys formed in 2002 in High Green, a suburb of Sheffield, England. The band's current lineup is Alex Turner (lead vocals and lead guitar), Jamie Cook (rhythm guitar and vocals), Nick O'Maley (bass and vocals), Matt Helders (percussion and vocals). John Ashton joins the band as a touring member on keyboard, guitar and backup vocals.
Arctic Monkeys Tickets - The Music
The band's debut album, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not was released in 2006, and was the fastest-selling debut album in British music history. Not surprisingly, Arctic Monkey tickets sold quickly. the Arctic Monkeys continued to release albums, including "Favourite Worst Nightmare" in 2007, "Humbug" in 2009, and "Suck It and See" in 2011. The Arctic Monkey's biggest claim to fame is not their albums, however. The band is one of the first to gain public attention via the Internet. Arctic Monkey fan sites gained popularity, and Arctic Monkey ticketsalso became more popular.
Arctic Monkey Tickets - Controversy
Due to the nature of their fame, the Arctic Monkeys have received criticism both for their style of promotion (via the Internet) and their quick release of new music, namely their release of an album a mere three months after their debut album. Regardless, Arctic Monkey tickets continue to sell and their fan base continues to grow.
Arctic Monkeys Discography
|Album name||Release date|
|R U Mine?||2012|
|Suck It and See||2011|
|Suck It and See / Evil Twin||2011|
|iTunes Festival: London 2011||2011|
|Don't Sit Down 'cause I've Moved Your Chair||2011|
|The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala||2011|
|2009-08-20: Kulturkirche, Cologne, Germany||2009|
|Live in Texas||2008|
|At the Apollo||2008|
|Favourite Worst Nightmare||2007|
|Matador / Da Frame 2R||2007|
|Wash & Go Sampler||2007|
|The Death Ramps / Nettles||2007|
|The View From the Afternoon||2006|
|Live @ Stubbs BBQ Austin Texas||2006|
|Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not||2006|
|The Soundtrack to 2006||2006|
|Who the Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys?||2006|
|Leave Before the Lights Come On||2006|
|2006-01-29: BBC Radio 1: Jo Whiley's Live Lounge||2006|
|Fake Tales of San Francisco||2006|
|Beat 106 Session||2005|
|Five Minutes With Arctic Monkeys||2005|
|Bigger Boys and Stolen Sweethearts||2005|
|I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor||2005|
|Later... With Jools Holland (live)||2005|
|When the Sun Goes Down||2005|
|Beneath the Boardwalk||2004|
Top 10 Arctic Monkeys Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|1||I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor||606,525||149,157|
|3||Fake Tales of San Francisco||425,792||124,837|
|4||When the Sun Goes Down||495,640||124,220|
|8||The View from the Afternoon||395,104||103,312|
|10||A Certain Romance||349,124||95,662|
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date city state venue 11/15/2014 Rio de Janeiro HSBC Arena 11/14/2014 Sao Paulo SP Arena Anhembi 11/11/2014 Santiago RM Movistar Arena 11/09/2014 Cordoba X Orfeo Superdomo 11/01/2014 New Orleans LA New Orleans City Park 11/01/2014 New Orleans LA New Orleans City Park 10/31/2014 New Orleans LA New Orleans City Park 10/30/2014 The Woodlands TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 10/29/2014 Grand Prairie TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie 10/28/2014 Cedar Park TX Cedar Park Center 10/26/2014 Las Vegas NV Downtown Las Vegas 10/25/2014 Phoenix AZ Comerica Theatre 10/24/2014 Las Vegas NV Downtown Las Vegas 09/13/2014 Magna UT The Great Saltair 09/06/2014 Saint Louis MO Central Field Forest Park 09/05/2014 Kansas City KS Sporting Park 09/05/2014 Kansas City KS Sporting Park 09/04/2014 Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre 09/03/2014 Magna UT The Great Saltair 08/30/2014 Calgary AB Fort Calgary 08/30/2014 Calgary AB Fort Calgary 08/29/2014 Edmonton AB Edmonton Northlands Grounds 08/29/2014 Edmonton AB Edmonton Expo Centre 08/24/2014 Leeds Yorkshire Bramham Park 08/22/2014 Leeds Yorkshire Bramham Park 08/12/2014 Seattle WA Paramount Theatre 08/11/2014 Seattle WA Paramount Theatre 08/08/2014 San Francisco CA Golden Gate Park 08/07/2014 Los Angeles CA Staples Center 08/06/2014 San Diego CA Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre 08/01/2014 Chicago IL Grant Park 08/01/2014 Montreal QC Parc Jean-Drapeau 08/01/2014 Chicago IL Grant Park 08/01/2014 Montreal QC Parc Jean-Drapeau 07/30/2014 Council Bluffs IA Stir Cove At Harrahs 07/19/2014 Carhaix-Plouguer Finistere Site de Kerampuil 07/16/2014 Valeggio sul Mincio VR Castello Scaligero 07/13/2014 Kinross ?? Balado Airfield 07/13/2014 Kinross Pkn Balado Park 07/12/2014 Dublin D Marlay Park 07/11/2014 Kinross ?? Balado Airfield 07/03/2014 Werchter Vbr Werchter Park 06/24/2014 Indianapolis IN The Lawn at White River 06/22/2014 Cleveland OH Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica 06/21/2014 Toronto ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 06/20/2014 Dover DE Dover International Speedway 06/19/2014 Dover DE Dover International Speedway 06/19/2014 Dover DE Dover International Speedway 06/18/2014 Lewiston NY Artpark 06/17/2014 Pittsburgh PA Stage AE 06/14/2014 Louisville KY Iroquois Amphitheater 06/13/2014 Manchester TN Manchester Farm 06/08/2014 Landgraaf Lim Megaland 06/07/2014 Berlin BE Zitadelle Spandau 06/07/2014 Landgraaf Lim Megaland 06/06/2014 Bremen HB Pier 2 05/24/2014 London London Finsbury Park 05/23/2014 London London Finsbury Park 05/13/2014 Perth WA Perth Arena 05/09/2014 Melbourne Vic Rod Laver Arena 05/07/2014 Brisbane Qld Brisbane Entertainment Centre 05/06/2014 Sydney New South Wales Sydney Entertainment Centre 05/03/2014 Wellington Wgn TSB Bank Arena 05/02/2014 Auckland Auk Vector Arena 02/19/2014 London The O2 02/15/2014 Saint Louis MO The Pageant 02/14/2014 Minneapolis MN First Avenue 02/12/2014 Detroit MI The Fillmore Detroit 02/11/2014 Columbus OH Lifestyle Communities Pavilion 02/10/2014 Covington KY Madison Theater 02/08/2014 New York NY Madison Square Garden 02/07/2014 Portland ME State Theatre 02/06/2014 Boston MA Agganis Arena 02/04/2014 Richmond VA The National 02/03/2014 Charlotte NC The Fillmore Charlotte 02/01/2014 Saint Petersburg FL Jannus Live 01/30/2014 Miami Beach FL The Fillmore Miami Beach
Arctic Monkeys Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 12/14/2013 Kansas City MO Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland 12/13/2013 Milwaukee WI The Rave/Eagles Club/Eagles Ballroom 12/12/2013 Milwaukee WI The Rave/Eagles Club/Eagles Ballroom 12/12/2013 Columbia MO The Blue Note 12/11/2013 Tulsa OK Cain's Ballroom 12/09/2013 Tempe AZ Marquee Theatre 12/08/2013 San Diego CA Valley View Casino Center 12/07/2013 Los Angeles CA Shrine Auditorium 12/04/2013 Portland OR Roseland Theater 12/03/2013 Seattle WA Key Arena 12/02/2013 Vancouver BC Vogue Theatre 12/01/2013 Vancouver BC Vogue Theatre 11/30/2013 Liverpool Msy Liverpool Echo Arena 11/21/2013 Glasgow Glg The SSE Hydro 11/20/2013 Birmingham Warwickshire Genting Arena 11/18/2013 Sheffield South Yorkshire Motorpoint Arena 11/16/2013 Badalona Cat Pavello Olimpic de Badalona 11/15/2013 Madrid ?? Barclaycard Arena Madrid 11/13/2013 Assago LM Mediolanum Forum 11/12/2013 Munich ?? Zenith - Munich 11/11/2013 Dusseldorf NW Mitsubishi Electric Halle 11/09/2013 Brussels Bru Forest National 11/08/2013 Paris Ile Zenith de Paris 11/07/2013 Paris Ile Zenith de Paris 11/05/2013 Berlin BE Columbia Halle 11/04/2013 Offenbach ?? Stadthalle Offenbach 11/02/2013 Sheffield South Yorkshire Motorpoint Arena 11/01/2013 Glasgow Glg The SSE Hydro 10/31/2013 Birmingham Warwickshire Genting Arena 10/29/2013 Cardiff Cardiff Motorpoint Arena Cardiff 10/28/2013 Liverpool Msy Liverpool Echo Arena 10/26/2013 London London Earls Court 10/25/2013 London London Earls Court 10/23/2013 Manchester Lancashire Manchester Arena 10/22/2013 Newcastle Upon Tyne T & W Metro Radio Arena 10/12/2013 Mexico City ?? Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez 10/11/2013 Austin TX Zilker Park 10/09/2013 Birmingham AL Iron City 10/08/2013 Nashville TN Marathon Music Works 10/07/2013 Chattanooga TN Track 29 10/05/2013 Baton Rouge LA Varsity Theatre 10/04/2013 Austin TX Zilker Park 10/01/2013 Los Angeles CA The Wiltern 09/30/2013 Los Angeles CA The Wiltern 09/29/2013 Los Angeles CA The Wiltern 09/27/2013 Oakland CA Fox Theater 09/26/2013 Oakland CA Fox Theater 09/23/2013 Chicago IL Riviera Theatre 09/21/2013 Atlanta GA Piedmont Park 09/20/2013 Atlanta GA Piedmont Park 09/20/2013 Atlanta GA Piedmont Park 09/18/2013 Philadelphia PA Mann Center for the Performing Arts 09/17/2013 Boston MA Paradise Rock Club 09/16/2013 New York NY Webster Hall 09/15/2013 Toronto ON Kool Haus 09/09/2013 London London Roundhouse 08/29/2013 Rumlang Festivalgelande 07/16/2013 Six-Fours-les-plages Ile Du Gaou 06/26/2013 Pilton Som Worthy Farm 06/21/2013 Scheessel Lower Saxony Eichenring 06/21/2013 Hilvarenbeek North Brabant Beekse Bergen 06/13/2013 Hultsfred Folkets Park 06/01/2013 Houston TX Eleanor Tinsley Park 05/31/2013 Dallas TX House of Blues Dallas 05/29/2013 Albuquerque NM Sunshine Theater 05/28/2013 Denver CO Ogden Theatre 05/26/2013 Boise ID Knitting Factory - Boise 05/25/2013 Missoula MT The Wilma Theatre 05/24/2013 George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 05/22/2013 Ventura CA Ventura Theatre
Arctic Monkeys Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 06/23/2012 Atlantic City NJ Bader Field 06/23/2012 Atlantic City NJ Bader Field 05/18/2012 Columbia MD Merriweather Post Pavilion 05/16/2012 Milwaukee WI BMO Harris Bradley Center 05/15/2012 Minneapolis MN Target Center 05/14/2012 Winnipeg MB MTS Centre 05/12/2012 Edmonton AB Rexall Place 05/11/2012 Calgary AB Scotiabank Saddledome 05/09/2012 Vancouver BC Rogers Arena 05/08/2012 Seattle WA Key Arena 05/07/2012 Portland OR Moda Center at the Rose Quarter 05/05/2012 Sacramento CA Sleep Train Arena 05/04/2012 Oakland CA Oracle Arena 05/02/2012 West Valley City UT Maverik Center 05/01/2012 Broomfield CO 1St Bank Center 04/30/2012 Broomfield CO 1St Bank Center 04/28/2012 Tulsa OK BOK Center 04/27/2012 St. Louis MO Chaifetz Arena 04/25/2012 Austin TX Frank Erwin Center 04/24/2012 The Woodlands TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 04/22/2012 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/20/2012 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/13/2012 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/11/2012 Pomona CA The Glass House 03/24/2012 Charlotte NC Bojangles Coliseum 03/23/2012 Norfolk VA Constant Convocation Center 03/22/2012 New York NY Madison Square Garden 03/20/2012 Cleveland OH Quicken Loans Arena 03/19/2012 Chicago IL United Center 03/18/2012 Grand Rapids MI Van Andel Arena 03/16/2012 Indianapolis IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse 03/14/2012 Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 03/13/2012 Montreal QC Bell Centre 03/12/2012 New York NY Madison Square Garden 03/10/2012 Philadelphia PA Wells Fargo Center 03/09/2012 Washington DC Verizon Center 03/07/2012 Boston MA TD Garden 03/06/2012 Portland ME Cross Insurance Arena 03/04/2012 Columbus OH Schottenstein Center 03/03/2012 Detroit MI Joe Louis Arena 03/02/2012 Cincinnati OH US Bank Arena 02/09/2012 London Lnd Alexandra Palace
Arctic Monkeys Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 10/19/2011 Brooklyn NY Music Hall of Williamsburg 10/18/2011 Pittsburgh PA Stage AE 10/17/2011 Columbus OH Lifestyle Communities Pavilion 10/16/2011 Columbus OH Lifestyle Communities Pavilion 10/15/2011 Baltimore MD Rams Head Live 10/14/2011 Atlantic City NJ House of Blues Atlantic City 10/12/2011 Raleigh NC The Ritz 10/11/2011 Atlanta GA The Tabernacle 10/09/2011 Tampa FL The Ritz Ybor 10/08/2011 Fort Lauderdale FL Revolution Live 10/07/2011 Orlando FL Hard Rock Live 10/05/2011 Nashville TN War Memorial Auditorium 10/04/2011 Saint Louis MO The Pageant 10/03/2011 Indianapolis IN Egyptian Room at Old National Centre 10/01/2011 Winnipeg MB Burton Cummings Theatre 09/30/2011 Saskatoon SK OBrians Event Centre 09/29/2011 Calgary AB MacEwan Hall 09/28/2011 Vancouver BC Orpheum Theatre 09/25/2011 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Bowl 09/24/2011 San Diego CA Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre 08/13/2011 San Francisco CA Golden Gate Park 08/12/2011 San Francisco CA The Independent 08/11/2011 Portland OR Crystal Ballroom 08/10/2011 Seattle WA Showbox SoDo 08/06/2011 Chicago IL House of Blues 08/03/2011 Houston TX House of Blues - Houston 08/01/2011 Dallas TX South Side Ballroom 06/03/2011 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Palladium 06/02/2011 Pomona CA Fox Theater Pomona 05/31/2011 Salt Lake City UT In The Venue 05/30/2011 Denver CO Ogden Theatre 05/28/2011 Minneapolis MN First Avenue 05/27/2011 Milwaukee WI The Rave/Eagles Club/Eagles Ballroom 05/24/2011 New York NY Rumsey Playfield, Central Park 05/22/2011 Montreal QC Olympia Theater 05/21/2011 Toronto ON Kool Haus 05/19/2011 Boston MA House of Blues Boston 05/18/2011 Philadelphia PA Electric Factory 05/17/2011 Washington DC 9:30 Club
Arctic Monkeys Tour Dates 2010
date city state venue 04/16/2010 Las Vegas NV House of Blues Las Vegas 04/15/2010 Tempe AZ Marquee Theatre 04/13/2010 Tulsa OK Cain's Ballroom 04/12/2010 Lawrence KS Liberty Hall 04/11/2010 Saint Louis MO The Pageant 04/09/2010 Covington KY Madison Theater 04/07/2010 Baltimore MD Rams Head Live 04/06/2010 Raleigh NC The Ritz 04/05/2010 Athens GA 40 Watt Club 04/03/2010 Orlando FL Hard Rock Live 04/02/2010 Tampa FL The Ritz Ybor 04/01/2010 Miami Beach FL The Fillmore Miami Beach
Arctic Monkeys Tour Dates 2009
date city state venue 12/14/2009 Montreal QC Metropolis 12/13/2009 Boston MA House of Blues Boston 12/11/2009 New York NY Terminal 5 12/10/2009 New York NY Terminal 5 12/08/2009 Washington DC 9:30 Club 12/07/2009 Millvale PA Mr. Small's Funhouse 12/06/2009 Chicago IL Riviera Theatre 10/05/2009 Dallas TX South Side Ballroom 10/03/2009 Houston TX House of Blues - Houston 10/02/2009 New Orleans LA House of Blues New Orleans 09/30/2009 Philadelphia PA Electric Factory 09/29/2009 Toronto ON Kool Haus 09/28/2009 Columbus OH Newport Music Hall 09/26/2009 Milwaukee WI The Rave/Eagles Club/Eagles Ballroom 09/25/2009 Minneapolis MN First Avenue 09/23/2009 Denver CO Ogden Theatre 09/22/2009 Salt Lake City UT In The Venue 09/20/2009 Vancouver BC Malkin Bowl 09/19/2009 Seattle WA Showbox Theatre 09/18/2009 Portland OR Wonder Ballroom 09/16/2009 Oakland CA Fox Theater 09/15/2009 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Palladium 09/14/2009 San Diego CA Soma