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
@Roisin_OConnor
Monday 05 March 2018 09:38
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Arctic Monkeys - Nick O'Malley, Jamie Cook, Alex Turner, and Matt Helders
Arctic Monkeys - Nick O'Malley, Jamie Cook, Alex Turner, and Matt Helders

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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