Arctic Monkeys set to kick off 2023 UK and Ireland tour with Bristol show

Arctic Monkeys set to kick off 2023 UK and Ireland tour with Bristol show

Posted on: 23 Sep 2022

As they swagger into a new era with their first full-length album in four years on its way, the indie rock legends are dropping in on stadiums up and down the country - first stop Ashton Gate.


Arctic Monkeys will be in Bristol on Monday 29 May 2023.


With their latest single 'There'd Better Be A Mirrorball' - the first offering from their upcoming album, The Car - gaining rave reviews from critics and fans alike, the Sheffield rockers' 2023 tour is sure to prove immensely popular when it goes on sale next Friday, 30 September.





Formed in Sheffield in the early 2000s, the group began to receive a fervent following through various social media websites and became almost overnight sensations with the release of 'I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor' in 2005.


Their debut album, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, briefly became the fastest-selling album in British history and soared to the top of both the U.K. and U.S. rock album charts, taking home the prestigious Mercury Prize in the process.


What set the four-piece apart from the burgeoning 'landfill indie' scene at the time was frontman Alex Turner's intricate and witty tales of ordinary life, all sang in his own distinctive Yorkshire accent. This, paired with their heavy guitar riffs and powerful rhythm section, has led to the band becoming known as arguably the most important guitar band of the 21st century.

With six studio albums under their belt, Arctic Monkeys' sound has changed a great deal over the years, however, they have always remained at the pinnacle of indie fame. Their first three records all maintained a classic indie rock sound, but the band's fourth, Suck It and See, signalled a clear move towards a more Americanised style of guitar music.


This continued with 2013's AM; regarded by many as the band's greatest piece of work, the record merged hip-hop-style drums with powerful, 70s rock guitars. Their most recent record, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, proved the group's most experimental yet with a clear psychedelic, space-rock theme running throughout.


Earlier this year, Arctic Monkeys announced their seventh studio effort, entitled The Car, would be released on 21 October 2022, from which they have put out one single - 'There'd Better Be a Mirrorball'.

The band - which consists of Alex Turner (lead vocals, guitar), Jamie Cook(guitar, keyboards), Nick O'Malley (bass guitar, backing vocals), and Matt Helders (drums, backing vocals) - will be kicking off their 2023 UK and Ireland tour with a bank holiday show at Bristol's Ashton Gate Stadium on Monday 29 May.


Tickets go on sale at 9AM next Friday (30 September), grab yours HERE.


To find out more about the venue, head to the Ashton Gate website.

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Stanley Gray

Stan is a born and bred Bristolian, recently graduated from studying English Literature in Sheffield. His passions are music and literature and spends the majority of his time in venues all over the city immersing himself in Bristol’s alternative music scene. A lifelong Bristol City fan, Stan’s Saturday’s are spent watching his team both home and away.