|Frontier Touring is thrilled to confirm that Sheffield indie rockers Arctic Monkeys will be landing in Australia next May to embark on their biggest tour of our shores to date! The Arctic Monkeys will rock Perth Arena on 13 May 2014.
Lead by quintessential front man Alex Turner, Arctic Monkeys first burst onto the music scene in 2006 with their ferocious and catchy Mercury Prize-winning debut album Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not. The album became the fastest-selling debut album in British music history, kicking off the over 5 million records that the band has sold internationally across their five studio releases.
In the years since their debut, the band have received two Grammy Award nominations, five Brit Awards, headlined the iconic Glastonbury Festival twice and taken to the world stage in front of billions as part of the London Olympic Games opening ceremony. Originally one of the ‘best new bands to watch’, Arctic Monkeys have well and truly cemented themselves now as one of the most important British bands of their time.
The band were last Down Under in 2011 for Falls and Southbound Festivals as well as a handful of Australian headline shows; in 2014 they will return for their most extensive run of tour dates including two New Zealand shows and five Australian shows in celebration of their fifth studio album AM (out now through Domino Records/EMI).
As well as success on the charts, AM was also heralded by critics across the globe as Arctic Monkeys’ best album to date and was nominated for the 2013 Mercury Music Prize just two days after its release:
‘Arctic Monkeys’ fifth record is absolutely and unarguably the most incredible album of their career. It might also be the greatest record of the last decade.’ – NME, 10/10
‘The Monkeys keep on evolving.’ – Rolling Stone, 4*
The AM Tour has already hit the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom and Europe this year, impressing sold-out crowds with a set list filled with both tracks from their latest release and musical highlights from along the way:
‘The band is at the top of their game and it was an unforgettable experience.’ – Nouse
‘By adding west coast hip-hop to vintage hard rock, Arctic Monkeys are more impressive than ever.’ ¬– The Guardian
Tickets to the Australian and New Zealand leg of the AM Tour go on sale from 9am local time on Wednesday 11 December. If the demand for their latest album is anything to go by, these tickets won’t last long. Be quick to see the always energetic, toe-tapping and fun-filled live show from Arctic Monkeys, a band at the top of their game.
Tue 13 May Perth | Perth Arena (All Ages)
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