Arctic Monkeys have announced an intimate concert in New York for next month – find all the details below.
The Sheffield band, who are set to release their seventh album ‘The Car’ on October 21, will take the stage at the 3,000 capacity Kings Theater in Brooklyn on September 22. According to a post on AM’s social media pages, the concert is a “phone-free” event.
The show will be “filmed and recorded by professionals”, according to an official list. Upon arrival, attendees will be asked to secure their mobile devices in individual Yondr pouches which cannot be opened until the end of the event.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. ET tomorrow (September 1) – buy yours here.
The next concert will follow Arctic Monkeys dates in Europe, UK and Ireland, and precede their planned South American tour. They will also perform at the Life Is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas on September 16 and at the first Primavera Sound Los Angeles on September 18.
arctic monkeys play @KingsBklyn September 22, 2022. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Thursday, September 1 at 10 a.m. ET.
This is a phone-free event. For more information and tickets, visit https://t.co/jk7CzVVJ17 pic.twitter.com/LxJPdfIb1k
— Arctic Monkeys (@ArcticMonkeys) August 31, 2022
Alex Turner and co. played their first UK shows in almost four years at Reading & Leeds 2022 last weekend. They released an unreleased song called “I Ain’t Quite Where I Think I Am” at both festivals before sharing new single “There’d Better Be A Mirrorball”.
Both tracks will feature on “The Car” alongside cuts such as “Sculptures Of Anything Goes”, “Jet Skis On The Moat”, “Body Paint” and “Mr Schwartz”.
According to a press release, the upcoming album “finds the Arctic Monkeys unleashing a new and lavish musical landscape and contains some of the richest and most rewarding vocal performances of Alex Turner’s career.”
During his first interview on “The Car”, frontman Turner told the Big problem that the Monkeys had returned “back to earth” on the album after the “Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino”. “On this record, science fiction is out of place,” he said.
In a four-star review of AM’s main performance at Reading Festival 2022, NME wrote, “Whether tonight ranks as one of the band’s definitive sets is still up for debate; Yorkshire’s return to Leeds could yet take over.
“But here the band looks at home in the sweet-spot, one where both sung indie classics and more esoteric concoctions can co-exist in every setlist. After all, the band has always asked us to look beyond the hype and appreciate them for who they are in the moment: it’s just that they’re still the best in the game.”
Details of other UK dates are yet to be confirmed.