Arctic Monkeys will appear at Ageas Bowl next yearOUS News

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The ARCTIC Monkeys will appear at the Ageas Bowl as part of their largest UK and Ireland tour to date.

Considered one of the first bands to gain public attention via the internet, the British rock band will be performing at the home of Hampshire cricket on 14 June next year.

Arctic Monkeys are set to depart in late May to support their seventh studio album, The Car, due out next month.

Daily Echo: The Arctic Monkeys will appear at home of Hampshire cricket next June.
The Arctic Monkeys will appear at home of Hampshire cricket next June.

Starting on 29 May at Bristol Ashton Gate Stadium, the tour will feature concerts in Manchester, Middlesbrough, Norwich and Swansea, as well as concerts in Glasgow and Dublin.

The Hives and The Mysterines will be featured as “special guest” openings at the shows.

Available dates mean Arctic Monkeys will appear for free at the Glastonbury Festival on Friday, June 23 or Saturday, June 24. The hugely successful group is also said to be planning a return to Worthy Down, Winchester.

Arctic Monkeys was founded in Sheffield by three friends, Alex Turner, Matt Helders and Andy Nicholson.

Daily Echo: The Arctic Monkeys will appear at home of Hampshire cricket next June.  Image: David Harrison.The Arctic Monkeys will appear at home of Hampshire cricket next June. Image: David Harrison.

Their 2006 album, What People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not, became the fastest selling album in the UK and won Best British Album at the 2007 Brit Awards.

The band’s second album, Favorite Worst Nightmare, was also critically acclaimed and won Best British Album at the 2008 BRIT Awards. They released Humbug (2009) and Suck It and See (2011).

The band’s wider international fame came with the 2013 success of their critically acclaimed fifth album, AM.

In the UK, Arctic Monkeys became the first independent label group to debut at number one with their first five albums.

Tickets for the 2023 tour will go on sale Friday, September 30 at 9am, with the fan pre-sale starting at 9pm the day before.

Those who pre-order The Car from the band’s official web store by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28 will receive access to the fan pre-sale.

Full list of tour dates:
May 29: Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol; May 31: Building Society Arena, Coventry; 2 June: Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester 5 June: Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough; 7 June: Carrow Road Stadium, Norwich; 9 June: Hillsborough Park, Sheffield; 10 June: Hillsborough Park, Sheffield; June 12: Swansea.com Stadium, Swansea; 14 June: Ageas Bowl, Southampton; 16 and 17 June: Emirates Stadium, London; 20 June: Marlay Park, Dublin; June 25: Bellahouston Park, Glasgow.

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