Arctic Monkeys Announce New Album

Arctic Monkeys Announce New Album

The band will release their first album in 5 years on May 11th.

By: Brandon Sims


Finally, the news we have all been waiting for has arrived. On Thursday, Arctic Monkeys announced their highly anticipated sixth album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, which is set to arrive May 11th through Domino.

The follow up to their monumental 2013 album, AM, was produced as a collaborative effort between frontman Alex Turner and James Ford. Ford is best known for being a member of Simian Mobile Disco, as well as his production work with the Arctic Monkeys, Depeche Mode, and Klaxons. The album was recorded in three cities – Los Angeles, Paris, and London.

A press release states that the band “explore new musical terrain” on the record and that it “ups the ante in a big way”. It also says that it’s “a bold and brilliant album reflecting Turner’s ever more comprehensive creative vision”.

According to a listing from a German music retailer, the album features the band’s live keyboardist Tom Rowley, drummer Loren Humphries, as well as James Righton of Klaxons/Shock Machine, Zach Dawes and Tyler Parkford from Mini Mansions and Tame Impala bassist Cam Avery.

You can pre-order special edition vinyl & CD copies of Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino:


See the album artwork, teaser, track-list, and tour dates below.

Track List:


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1. Star Treatment
2. One Point Perspective
3. American Sports
4. Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
5. Golden Trunks
6. Four Out of Five
7. The World’s First Ever Monster Truck Front Flip
8. Science Fiction
9. She Looks Like Fun
10. Batphone
11. The Ultracheese


Tour dates:

Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Los Angeles (May 5)
Columbia Halle, Berlin (May 22)
Columbia Halle, Berlin (May 23)
Cavea, Rome (May 26)
Cavea, Rome (May 27)
Zentih, Paris (May 29)
Zenith, Paris (May 30)
Primavera Sound, Spain (June 2)
Medidlanum Forum, Milan (June 4)
Best Kept Secret, Netherlands (June 8)
Firefly Festival, Delaware, US (June 14-17)
Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh NC (June 16)
Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville, TV (June 18)
Coca Cola Roxy Theatre, Atlanta, GA (June 19)
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)
Forest Hills Stadium, Queens, NY (July 24)
TD Garden, Boston, MA (July 27)
The Anthem, Washington DC (July 28)
Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh, PA (July 31)
Masonic Temple Theatre, Detroit, MI (August 1)
Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON (August 5)
OYA Festival, Norway (August 8)
Way Out Festuval, Finland (August 9-11)
Flow Festival, Finland (August 11)
Sziget Festival, Hungary (August 14)