The extremely popular indie rock band Arctic Monkeys have just announced their first tour in nearly four years. The band went on hiatus after completing a long tour to support their latest album, “AM,” in November 2014. While fans of the band have been able to see lead singer Alex Turner perform with The Last Shadow Puppets over the last few years, they have been desperate for a new album and concert tour from their favorite band. Arctic Monkeys are considered to be one of the best live acts in the indie rock genre, so these new shows will not disappoint.
All of the newly announced shows with take place at music festivals over the summer. The first show will take place at Primavera Sound in Barcelona, Spain, on June 2. The 15-show tour will conclude with a performance at the Sziget Festival in Budapest, Hungary, on August 14. Concerts in the United Kingdom, Germany, Portugal, Belgium, Norway, Sweden and Finland have also been scheduled. Arctic Monkeys are currently only scheduled to perform one concert in the United States at the Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware, this June.
The new run of live performances are expected to lead up to the release of the band’s highly anticipated sixth studio album. While the album does not have an official name or release date, it is expected to come out some time later this year. It is safe to assume that a few songs from the new album will be played during the upcoming tour. This will be the first taste of new material from the British band since “AM” was released in September 2013. A bigger concert tour will likely be announced after the new album is released, but there is no way to predict when these shows will occur.