Arctic Monkeys Announce 2018 Festival Dates

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Arctic Monkeys Announce 2018 Festival Dates

It’s going to be a big summer for Arctic Monkeys fans—the U.K. indie rockers have announced a festival-heavy tour slate for June, July and August, constituting their first live shows since 2014. The band is expected to release their first new record in years in 2018.

Alex Turner and company will kick off their summer run with a headlining set at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound Festival on June 2, with stops at festivals all across Europe—and one in the U.K., at Glasgow’s TRNSMT festival on July 1—until the run ends with a show at Budapest, Hungary’s Sziget Festival on Aug. 14.

The band’s sole U.S. stop—for now—is at Dover, Del.’s Firefly Festival on June 14-17. That fest’s lineup was announced earlier this month, confirming Arctic Monkeys’ return to the road. The band went on hiatus in 2014 after headlining the U.K.’s Reading Festival.

Arctic Monkeys laid out their 2018 tour slate via social media on Monday, including a sadly soundless teaser video:

Arctic Monkeys’ long-awaited sixth album, which remains release date-less, will be their first since 2013’s acclaimed AM. They released their Mercury Prize-winning debut album Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not in 2006—we named the record one of that decade’s best.

See Arctic Monkeys’ current 2018 tour slate below and get tickets here.

Arctic Monkeys Tour Dates:

June
02 – Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound Festival
08 – Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands @ Best Kept Secret
14-17 – Dover, Del. @ Firefly Festival
22-24 – Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany @ Southside Festival
22-24 – Scheessel, Germany @ Hurricane Festival

July
01 – Glasgow, Scotland @ TRNSMT
04 – Gdynia, Poland @ Open’er Festival
06 – Athens, Greece @ Rockwave Festival
08 – Werchter, Belgium @ Rock Werchter
12 – Lisbon, Portugal @ NOS Alive Festival
13 – Madrid, Spain @ Mad Cool Festival

August
08 – Oslo, Norway @ Oya Festival
09-11 – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Way Out West Festival
11 – Helsinki, Finland @ Flow Festival
14 – Budapest, Hungary @ Sziget Festival

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