Arctic Monkeys announce more tour dates for May ahead of huge summer festival season

Rock band are expected to release their new album this year

Roisin O'Connor
Music Correspondent
Monday 05 March 2018 09:38 GMT
Arctic Monkeys - Nick O'Malley, Jamie Cook, Alex Turner, and Matt Helders
Arctic Monkeys - Nick O'Malley, Jamie Cook, Alex Turner, and Matt Helders (Rex)

Arctic Monkeys have announced six new European live dates for May after being revealed as headliners for a string of summer festivals.

The rock band will kick things off at Columbiahalle in Berlin before travelling to Rome, Paris, Milan, Düsseldorf and Copenhagen - warming up at smaller venues before their headline series begins.

The full dates so far are below:

22 May - Columbiahalle, Berlin

26 May - Caver, Rome

29 May - Le Zenith, Paris

4 June - Mediolanum Forum, Milan

26 June - Mitsubishi Electric Halle, Dusseldorf

27 June - Royal Arena, Copenhagen

Tickets for the shows go on sale Friday 9 March at 9am (UK time). For more info head to the Arctic Monkeys website.

The Sheffield quartet had previously confirmed a further 14 dates across Europe as well as one UK date at TRNSMT in Glasgow.

The band - who are poised to announce details of their sixth album - will also play Flow Festival, NOS Alive, and Sziget in Budapest.

Fans flocked to their revamped website which showcased a brand new logo, expected to feature dominantly on the artwork of their next record and future live shows.

Arctic Monkeys full festival dates are as follows:

2 June - Primavera Sound, Barcelona

8 June - Best Kept Secret, Netherlands

14-17 June - Firefly Festival, US

22-24 June - Southside Festival, Germany

22-24 June - Hurricane Festival, Germany

1 July - TRNSMT Festival, Glasgow

4 July - Open’er Festival, Poland

6 July - Rockwave Festival, Athens

8 July - Rock Werchter, Belgium

12 July - NOS Alive, Lisbon

13 July Mad Cool, Madrid

8 August - Oya, Norway

9-11 August - Way Out West Festival, Sweden

11 August - Flow Festival, Finland

14 August - Sziget Festival, Hungary

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