ARCTIC MONKEYS Announce Tour; Tease New Single

The Boys Are Back

Alex Turner says new AM Single is coming soon; announce European Tour

By: Brandon Sims


The Arctic Monkeys are back!... Well, sort of. The band has been gobbling up headlines this week with a number of intriguing official and unofficial statements after an almost three-year hiatus.

Most importantly, two days ago, AM announced a fairly sizeable amount of European tour dates that span the course of this coming Summer.

While the news is exciting for those east of the Atlantic, fans worldwide impatiently await further news regarding the bands sixth-album and the potential world tour to accompany it. So far, the only North American date the band has booked for 2018 is co-headlining Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

Frontman, Alex Turner, helped make another splash across the musical landscape this week when a fan posted a picture of himself and Turner with a caption suggesting new AM music could be arriving sooner rather than later.

“Just met Al again. I can confirm the beard remains, but he gave away nothing about UK dates and said the single would be “soon,” reads the tweet from Twitter user William Hann.


Although the news is pretty unofficial, Turner has given us no reason to believe we won’t be enjoying the sweet sounds of some new Arctic Monkeys music in the not-so-distant future. One thing is for sure though, the band is back in the public eye, and it’s not like they announced only a small number of shows. Their upcoming Summer is jam-packed with European dates, including a considerable amount of massive festival and arena appearances.


Listen to Arctic Monkeys "Arabella"


Check out Arctic Monkeys 2018 tour dates

Columbia Halle, Berlin (May 22)*
Cavea, Rome (May 26)*
Zentih, Paris (May 29)*
Primavera Sound, Spain (June 2)
Medidlanum Forum, Milan (June 4)*
Best Kept Secret, Netherlands (June 8)
Firefly Festival, Delaware, US (June 14-17)
Southside Festival, Germany (June 22-24)
Hurricane Festival, Germany (June 22-24)
Mitsubishi Electric Halle, Dusseldorf (June 26)*
Royal Arena, Copenhagen (June 27)*
TRSNMT, Scotland (July 1)
Open’er, Poland (July 4)
Rockwave Festival, Greece (July 6)
Rock Werchter, Belgium (July 8)
NOS Alive, Portugal (July 12)
Madcool Festival, Spain (July 13)
OYA Festival, Norway (August 8)
Way Out Festuval, Finland (August 9-11)
Flow Festival, Finland (August 11)
Sziget Festival, Hungary (August 14)