Arctic Monkeys Adds UK, Ireland Dates In September

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In addition to their European and North American dates, as well as the band’s packed festival calendar, Arctic Monkeys have now added UK and Ireland arena dates in September.

The band is going to play Manchester Arena (Sept. 6-7), London’s O2 Arena (Sept. 9-10), Birmingham Arena (Sept. 15), Sheffield’s FlyDSA Arena (Sept. 18-19), 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland (Sept. 27) and, back in England, Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle (Sept. 27).

The band hasn’t been on tour for more than three years, having announced a hiatus after their 2013/2014 “AM Tour,” which accompanied the eponymous album. Pollstar received 51 box office reports for the tour, showing an average of 7,467 tickets sold and an average gross of $430,069.

The Arctic Monkeys will play a show at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery May 5 before traveling to Berlin, Germany, where they are down for two nights at Columbiahalle Sept. 22-23.

The band remains in Europe until the festival season, when they will return to the U.S. to perform at Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Del. After three headline shows in Raleigh, N.C., Nashville and Atlanta, it’s back to Europe in time for Germany’s twin festivals Southside and Hurricane June 22-24.

Other festivals on the Arctic Monkeys’ calendar include TRNSMT in Scotland (July 1), Sziget Festival in Hungary (Aug. 14), Spain’s Primavera Sound (June 2), NOS Alive in Portugal (July 12), and many other European flagship events, including Best Kept Secret (Netherlands, June 8), Open’er (Poland, July 4), Rockwave (Greece, July 6), Rock Werchter (Belgium, July 8), Mad Cool Festival (Spain, July 13), Øya Festival (Norway, Aug. 8), Way Out West (Sweden, Aug. 9-11) and Flow Festival (Finland, Aug. 11).