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British indie rock titans Arctic Monkeys are returning to Aotearoa for a special headline show at Auckland's Spark Arena in March 2019. Alex Turner 's hit-making team are touring in celebration of their long-awaited, Mercury Prize nominated sixth studio album Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino , which dropped in May following five years downtime between releases since 2013's AM Tour . The Brit Award-winning Sheffield four-piece's suave new collection has been rapturously received, hitting the number one album charts spots both in New Zealand and in the UK, where it was the band's sixth consecutive number one debut and the country's fastest selling vinyl release in 25 years. Last here in 2014 , Arctic Monkeys will be supported by friends and collaborators, LA trio Mini Mansions (featuring Queens of the Stone Age bassist Michael Shuman) for their all-ages Auckland event. Round-the-clock UTR reporter Fluffy caught up with drummer and vocalist Matt Helders about the band's stylistic evolution and their forthcoming return...

"It's hard to put a finger on exactly what it was, I think growing up a bit. There's quite a big space between those records, the way it was written is different to what we've done before, the creative process was slightly different. It made sense to us, it was always try to do something different every time.

We've managed to slot [the new album] into the set in a good way. We've got obviously six albums, when we do a setlist they're fitting in quite nicely and a lot of it is how the show looks and how we play the songs and which ones we choose. It seems to be working really well. It's a big mix because we've got that much to choose from... we're trying to bring everything. No special effects [or] pyrotechnics. It makes sense when you see it." Undertheradar proudly presents...

Arctic Monkeys w/ Mini Mansions Wednesday 6th March - Spark Arena, Auckland (all-ages) Presales available from 12.00pm, Tuesday 30th October

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British rock royalty Arctic Monkeys have ushered in a spectacular new era with their sixth studio album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, and now Frontier Touring is over the moon to announce the band’s return to Australia and New Zealand for a mammoth run of arena shows in February and March 2019.

Alex Turner and co. will kick things off in the west with a show in Perth, before crossing over to Melbourne and heading up the east coast with shows in Sydney and Brisbane with the final leg across the Tasman in Auckland. Joining them at all shows will be friends and collaborators Mini Mansions, the LA trio featuring members of Queens of the Stone Age, and The Last Shadow Puppets.

The news comes fresh after the Arctic Monkeys announced a new two-track digital bundle, featuring a previously unreleased b-side ‘Anyways’, out 30 November (through Domino/EMI Music Australia). The band have also shared Warp Speed Chic, a short film directed by Ben Chappell and originally shown as part of the band’s AM:ZM exhibitions in London and Sheffield alongside the photography of Zackery Michael.

On Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino (Domino/EMI Music Australia), Arctic Monkeys left behind the thick guitar riffs that defined their previous record AM, opting instead for more piano-driven, suave, lounge pop atmosphere set in a hotel on the moon. Their most surprising release to date slows down the swagger, and was written largely by Alex Turner on piano in self-imposed isolation. Fed by obscure soundtracks, cult films, European songwriters, and vintage sci-fi, the album was recorded across LA, Paris, and London with long-time producer James Ford. Think velvet jackets and brocade slippers, smoky organs, cinematic art deco visuals, and Alex Turner’s trademark lyricism exploring consumerism, politics, religion and technology.

The Sheffield band have now released six studio albums. Their debut, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, was the fastest-selling debut album in UK chart history, winning the Mercury Prize for best album. Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino became their sixth consecutive #1 debut in the UK, the country’s fastest-selling vinyl in 25 years, and their fourth record nominated for the Mercury Prize. They’ve won seven Brit Awards and been nominated for three Grammys, have headlined festivals all over the world, and are truly second to none.

Appearing as special guests at all shows will be Mini Mansions. Founded by Zach Dawes (The Last Shadow Puppets), Tyler Parkford, and Michael Shuman (Queens of the Stone Age) during a break from Queens of the Stone Age touring in 2009, they’ve put out two albums and three EPs, including the newly released Works Every Time. They’ve toured with Tame Impala, Arctic Monkeys and Royal Blood, as well as performing at festivals like Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds and Bonnaroo, and will be sure to add to the cinematic atmosphere of each and every show.

Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino is a perfect example of Arctic Monkeys’ special brand of creativity and desire to keep the world guessing. Their live show has evolved once again to make room for the exciting new material, making these shows unmissable events. Grab your tickets now before they all disappear.

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Arctic Monkeys on their divisive new album and what to expect when they play Auckland

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It's a couple of hours before show time and Nick O'Malley, bassist for Arctic Monkeys, is feeling chatty. The group may be in Washington DC, the heart of American politics, but ruminations of a political nature couldn't be further from his mind. Instead, like most of us, he's thinking about his upcoming holidays.

"The tour's going great. We've been going since May and we've got a few more gigs left and then we're going to take a little time out for Christmas and New Year," he says. "Then we're going to come and see you guys. It's been a while."

He's not wrong. Sheffield's finest were last here in 2014 in support of their at-the-time new album, AM. The indie dance stomp of the record made it a critical and commercial success and buzz for the show was high. This time, however, the band have some convincing to do...

Their latest album Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino saw the band swap their frenzied guitar swagger for a louche set of piano-driven, Vegas-style cocktail bar numbers. It was a curious, confusing move for the group and one that's proven divisive among fans.

"Each time you make a record it is important to not repeat yourself," O'Malley says. "Even though AM was really successful, especially in America, it's important for us not to fall back on that again and think, 'oh, if we just do that again people will love it again'." That would end up becoming your own downfall and you'd end up backing yourself into a corner of, 'this is what you have to sound like and this is the way it needs to be from now on'."

"We'd just lose interest if that was the case. A chance for us to find a new version of ourselves or find something that we've grown into in each new record makes it feel refreshing and exciting for us and keeps us interested."

While the new sound may have puzzled those outside the band, inside it was a very different scene.

"I immediately really liked them," recalls O'Malley, thinking back to the first time vocalist and chief songwriter Alex Turner played the band the songs he'd been working on.

"It didn't really strike me as that crazy as maybe it did to people who thought it was a massive departure from what we've done. I didn't see it as being that different. I just really liked the songs," he says. "I thought they were - and I still do - I thought they were some of the best songs he's ever written. I was instantly really excited."

The biggest appeal, he says, is that they sounded like a record, as opposed to a collection of tracks. "I don't want to use the word vibe, but I liked the whole character of how everything sounded together. It all made sense and instantly felt like it was its own thing."

Despite the gulf in sound and style, O'Malley says the new songs are settling into their set nicely.

"They fit in really well," he says. "In America, we don't play much from the first couple of records because we play pretty big venues now. If you played a big arena and just came out and played all fast songs it would just feel like you went out there and did it and it was all over. Which is fine for a sweaty club gig, which we all would enjoy, but these kinds of gigs it's great to have different aspects and different paces of songs. The new ones make more sense in this big setting."

If you're worried about not hearing much from the band's explosive debut, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, after reading that, well, don't fret.

"We always throw a few old ones in there. Because the first record had such a big impact it's hard for us to escape not doing a few songs from that," he laughs when quizzed on if we'll hear those early, essential, hits like I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor and Fake Tales of San Francisco.

"When we play the old ones now it almost feels like a break. We just thrash it out and don't even have to think about it," he says. "The new stuff is a bit more complex and there's a lot more going on so it feels like we have to put more effort into playing them and it's more of a performance. The new record's got more intricate parts on it and more instrumentation."

He pauses and says, "It's opened up more possibilities for the next one... whatever that may be."

It's a statement that begs the question; is a new record something they've started thinking about?

"No," he answers. "We've never been a band that plans that far ahead. We like to do what we're doing and then at the end see how everyone's feeling rather than being, 'right, we need to do another record', or 'we need to do this massive tour next year'. We try to do a little bit and then see how we feel and take it from there."

So, next up for the band are those holidays he's been thinking about.

"It'll be back into normal life for a bit," he says, before adding, "England's nice and everything but it's nice to know that there's a way out. We've always had a really great time when we've come down to New Zealand. We're all looking forward to it."

LOWDOWN Who: Arctic Monkeys bassist Nick O'Malley What: Playing Spark Arena, Wednesday, March 6. When: Frontier presales available now, general tickets from Wednesday through Ticketmaster.

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British rock royalty Arctic Monkeys will touch down in New Zealand in early March and with demand for tickets so overwhelming, Frontier Touring has released additional general admission floor tickets to ensure fans don’t miss out.

Updated production information has allowed these extra tickets to be made available. This allocation is strictly limited!

Touring in support of their sixth studio album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino (Domino/Universal Music NZ), Arctic Monkeys will visit Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland through February and March 2019. Joining them at all shows will be friends and collaborators Mini Mansions , the LA trio featuring members of Queens of the Stone Age and The Last Shadow Puppets.

Arctic Monkeys recently released a two-track digital bundle, featuring a previously unreleased b-side, ‘Anyways’ . The band have also shared Warp Speed Chic , a short film directed by Ben Chappell and originally shown as part of the band’s AM:ZM exhibitions in London and Sheffield, alongside the photography of Zackery Michael.

The Sheffield band have now released six studio albums. Their debut, Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not , was the fastest-selling debut album in UK chart history, winning the Mercury Prize for best album. Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino became their sixth consecutive #1 debut in the UK, the country’s fastest-selling vinyl in 25 years, and their fourth record nominated for the Mercury Prize. They’ve won seven Brit Awards, been nominated for three Grammys and have headlined festivals all over the world.

General admission tickets were previously sold out, so don’t miss your chance to nab the final few tickets that have just been made available.

Wednesday 6 March       Spark Arena | Auckland, NZ  All Ages* |  NEW TICKETS! ticketmaster.co.nz | Ph: 0800 111 999

*You must be 16 years of age or older to access the GA standing floor and may be required to show ID to verify. 

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Arctic Monkeys gave ‘Big Ideas’ its tour debut airing at the band’s gig in Brisbane tonight (11th January). The Sheffield band, currently touring Australia and New Zealand, opened their encore with the first public live performance of the track.

This is the first time since the release of their most recent album ‘The Car’ that the band has performed the track in public. ‘Big Ideas’ has previously only been played at private shows for radio and TV broadcasts.

You can check out footage below.

Big Ideas live at Riverstage, Brisbane (cr: ewrichardson) 🔗 https://t.co/NcvNqn4SWm pic.twitter.com/bqT8Q94YpY — Arctic Monkeys Japan (@ArcticMonkeysJP) January 11, 2023

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British rock royalty Arctic Monkeys have ushered in a spectacular new era with their sixth studio album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, and now Frontier Touring is over the moon to announce the band’s return to New Zealand for a mammoth arena show in March 2019. Alex Turner and co. will play Auckland’s Spark Arena and joining them will be friends and collaborators Mini Mansions, the LA trio featuring members of Queens of the Stone Age, and The Last Shadow Puppets. The news comes fresh after the Arctic Monkeys announced a new two-track digital bundle, featuring a previously unreleased b-side ‘Anyways’, out 30 November (through Domino/Universal Music New Zealand). The band have also shared Warp Speed Chic, a short film directed by Ben Chappell and originally shown as part of the band’s AM:ZM exhibitions in London and Sheffield alongside the photography of Zackery Michael. On Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino (Domino/Universal Music New Zealand), Arctic Monkeys left behind the thick guitar riffs that defined their previous record AM, opting instead for more piano-driven, suave, lounge pop atmosphere set in a hotel on the moon. Their most surprising release to date slows down the swagger, and was written largely by Alex Turner on piano in self-imposed isolation. Fed by obscure soundtracks, cult films, European songwriters, and vintage sci-fi, the album was recorded across LA, Paris, and London with long-time producer James Ford. Think velvet jackets and brocade slippers, smoky organs, cinematic art deco visuals, and Alex Turner’s trademark lyricism exploring consumerism, politics, religion and technology. The Sheffield band have now released six studio albums. Their debut, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, was the fastest-selling debut album in UK chart history, winning the Mercury Prize for best album. Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino became their sixth consecutive #1 debut in the UK, the country’s fastest-selling vinyl in 25 years, and their fourth record nominated for the Mercury Prize. They’ve won seven Brit Awards and been nominated for three Grammys, have headlined festivals all over the world, and are truly second to none. Appearing as special guests will be Mini Mansions. Founded by Zach Dawes (The Last Shadow Puppets), Tyler Parkford, and Michael Shuman (Queens of the Stone Age) during a break from Queens of the Stone Age touring in 2009, they’ve put out two albums and three EPs, including the newly released Works Every Time. They’ve toured with Tame Impala, Arctic Monkeys and Royal Blood, as well as performing at festivals like Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds and Bonnaroo, and will be sure to add to the cinematic atmosphere of this special show. Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino is a perfect example of Arctic Monkeys’ special brand of creativity and desire to keep the world guessing. Their live show has evolved once again to make room for the exciting new material, making this show an unmissable event. Grab your tickets now before they all disappear.

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It was 2002 when Arctic Monkeys formed in the north English city of Sheffield. Featuring the distinctive, aggressively enunciated lead vocals of Alex Turner, the band features a classic lineup: two guitars and a bass across the front, drums in the back.

Famously unwilling to sit still and commit to any one sound, the Arctic Monkeys’ genre varies from album to album. Its discography spans from indie rock to hip hop to garage grunge. While this type of ambition doesn’t always land well with critics when other bands attempt it, with Arctic Monkeys it always seems to work. This might be because the way the band arranges its songs always stems from the same DNA source, or because Turner’s vocals are like nothing else on the scene.

The Arctic Monkeys experienced an unusual rise to fame. School friends Alex Turner, Matt Helders, and Andy Nicholson formed the band in 2002 as an instrumental-only project. Jamie Cook soon came on board as a second guitarist — it was he who came up with the name “Arctic Monkeys.” Turner soon got past his reluctance to be the band’s lead singer, and on June 13, 2003, the group played its first-ever gig at The Grapes in Sheffield.

Over the course of 2003, the band demoed 18 songs — a collection that would eventually be dubbed Beneath the Boardwalk. It gave the songs away on burned CDs at shows, which fans quickly began to file-share with one another. Its popularity began to grow across northern England, even gaining the attention of the BBC. In 2005, it recorded and self-released an EP called Five Minutes With Arctic Monkeys, which led the band to sign with Domino Recording Company.

In 2006, Arctic Monkeys released its debut album Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not, which became the fastest-selling debut album in the history of the UK music charts. It’s also regarded as one of the greatest debut albums in history — no surprise that it won Best British Album in 2007 at the Brit Awards. The band even defeated the dreaded sophomore slump when its second album, Favourite Worst Nightmare, won the same award the following year.

It takes a lot of vision to craft an upward trajectory from a high starting point like that. Arctic Monkeys continued releasing new albums every two years or so: Humbug in 2009, Suck It and See in 2011, and AM in 2013. Every single one debuted at number one in the UK – a first for an independent-label band.

The Arctic Monkeys’ fifth album, AM, vaulted the band’s career forward, with the single “Do I Wanna Know?” from that album winning international fame. After topping four Billboard charts, the hit was given the vaunted platinum designation in the UM and won Best British Album in 2014.

If you’re trying to judge a band’s chutzpah, look no further than the choices it makes after achieving extreme success. After going platinum, the Arctic Monkeys took four years to craft Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino. Released in 2018, this album broke free from the band’s guitar-driven indie rock roots and moved to piano-based music. Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino was nominated for Best Alternative Music Album at the 2019 Grammys.

The Arctic Monkeys took another four years to perfect the sound for its next album. The Car, released in October 2022, debuted second on the charts in ten territories – and likely would have claimed the top spot if not for a new release by Taylor Swift at the same time.

As Arctic Monkeys tour dates continue to populate the calendar for 2022 and 2023, catch the band live to see one of the most exciting stage shows in the world right now. Turner’s songwriting along with the band’s arrangements and live stage team make it a must-see for this year. Find a concert near you on Songkick.

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Seeing Arctic Monkeys not once, but twice, in two days was absolutely insane - I'd like to have rated it a Four out of Five simply for the pun but personally I think there's no doubt that the show(s) were as close to perfect as a concert can get. Mini Mansions were quite a decent support act - their set included a few fillers but ended on a high with an energetic rendition of Mirror Mountain. AM's setlist varied over the two nights but both nights were an amalgamation of songs from all six albums - a perfect blend of atmospheric, new TBHC songs and older, grungier hits. Live staples like Brianstorm, Pretty Visitors and Don't Sit Down Cause I've Moved Your Chair had everyone out of their seat, while there were also some (pleasantly) surprising inclusions like Library Pictures and From The Ritz To The Rubble (first time in Australia since 2009!!!). Both nights' encores concluded with a blistering performance of R U Mine? which was the perfect way to end such a intense night. Alex Turner's onstage antics oozed pure class combined with true rock n' roll - a highlight of the second night was the dance Alex did whilst holding a stool above his head! The crowd went crazy for that - as well as his famous hip gyrations, especially during Cornerstone! Matt was full of energy on the drums, Jamie and Nick were equally hyped - but nothing really compared to Alex's voice, both speaking and singing (which quite frankly I could listen to all day). The sound quality was utterly fantastic - you could not ask for more from a band - the only minor downside was the minimalistic, Kubrick-esque backdrop & stage - but Arctic Monkeys have never really been the type of band that relies on on-stage effects to transfix the audience… Alex does that quite adequately on his own! As a group of sixteen-seventeen year olds, myself and my friends were probably the youngest people there but it was refreshing to see a lot of people our age - the majority was (understandably) uni students. Such an outstanding pair of performances that I'm so glad I went twice (and to be honest it was so enthralling I genuinely could have gone a third time if there was another Melbourne show). Alex Turner is, in his own words, a CERTIFIED MINDBLOWER. A definite Five out of Five.

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This was by far the best concert I have ever been to. Everyone on the crowd was just so wild, happy and full of energy. The whole crowd sang all of the songs and danced to it. That energy that I felt when I was there face to face with the Arctic Monkeys was incredible, I can’t even begin to explain it. I wish I could go back in time and rewatch that concert. I just love them, and their songs are extremely good. Alex’s voice was perfect last night. Jamie, Nick and Matt were amazing too.

The arena where the show took place was pretty good and had a nice space. It was a little crowded in the beginning, but then people just started to spread out.

The moment when 505 came on, everyone just danced calmly and sang along so well. We all turned on our cellphones flashlights so we could light it up.

Do I Wanna Know was my favorite song performed from last night. I love that beat and it’s my favorite song in the whole world. I wish I could listen to it played live everyday.

Honestly, going to the Arctic Monkeys concert was the best decision I have ever made in my life. I wish everyone could be there to feel the vibe with me. I also managed to buy myself a shirt, not from the official store because it was expensive, but from someone else selling them. It looks really good, it’s from the “Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino” album.

I just wish they would’ve played some other songs too, like “I Wanna Be Yours”, “Mardy Bum”, “No Buses”, “Despair in the Departure Lounges” and a couple others.

Alex sang pretty fast and wouldn’t give us a minute between each song, and unfortunately that resulted on the show going on by pretty quickly.

But despite it all, I loved it and it was the best night of my life so far. It was perfect, I miss it already.

Jamie, Nick, Alex and Matt, you guys are amazing. Thank you for everything last night. I will never forget it.

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I'm a fan. I must start it off saying this, 'cause as a fan, they have never, ever let me down. I've been to three Arctic Monkeys live gigs, in different phases of the band. The first one, back in 2007 when we were all just kids wanting to have a blast, than in 2011 and finally last Friday, in front of a sold out 35 thousand people crowd. My favorite will always be the first one... I was young, reckless and hopeful because of this great band that had started online and was actually very good. But to see them all grown up and mature, and with complete control of that sea of people that was there just for them, was very, very meaningful. They interact less with the crowd than before, and have more of a rockstar attitude, but it suits them. It's all part of the show and it doesn't make them less charismatic at all. Specially Mr. Alex Turner. The setlist is a real trip through their career so far and even thought they had to cut a few fan favorites, the most meaningful songs are there, shining and evoking beautiful sing-a-longs. One of the highlights ended up being an acoustic rendition of "Mardy Bum", right before the last song, very effusively requested by the fans and beautifully delivered by Alex Turner, all by himself. Whenever he was not playing guitar and singing with his eyes closed, he would leave the guitar, hold the mic with two hands and dance like no one even knew he could. Oh, Mr. Turner... You've become quite the frontman! One of the most interesting things about them is that you'll get the same thrill by watching a large arena set and a small, intimate performance. Their songs are just that powerful. And these guys aren't even in their 30's yet! Long live to the Arctic Monkeys!

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Arctic Monkeys, making me as giddy as a goat since 2002! Need I say anymore?

Some would say they have done the full 360 in their last 5 albums, but they still somehow manage to create something different and even more meaningful each time a new release comes along, which is what you want from a mainstream band.

As they have had to grow up as well as lock down their career in a relatively short period of time, their sounds represent a different stage in their lives from overnight success, heartache and self discovery. After hiding away in the desert to record an epic follow up album to 'Suck it and see' (Admirable contribution from Josh Homme) the sheer dedication to their music was sincerely portrayed in 'AM' and things got really serious over night. After a test drive of the new material at Glastonbury 2013, a few new hairstyles and a nonchalant attitude the band became pure rock and roll stars.

From small venues to outdoor arenas Arctic Monkeys can do no wrong - With carefully selected playlists to cover their early and playful classics such as 'I bet you look good on the dance floor' and 'Dancing shoes' right through to their seductive, jaw dropping, riff-tastic songs 'My propeller' and 'Don't sit down cause I moved your chair'. Frontman 'Sir' Alex Turner knows how to work a crowd with a bit of cheeky banter and endless appreciation to their fans, which is always an added bonus. With Arctic Monkeys, always expect the unexpected.

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Arctic Monkeys is the most riveting mainstream band you could see live. They feature music from their first release to their last, create a powerful atmosphere for fans, and Alex Turner interacts with the crowd in a refreshing way with his exotic accent. Arctic Monkeys' music varies from upbeat to slower tempo, but in my opinion all of it is amazing. They could potentially play any venue successfully due to their great stage presence and how similar their live music is to their recorded music. I was astounded by their true talent, which is hard to find in mainstream music today with the excessive use of autotune and other enhancement programs. My favourite part of the concert was when they played "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor" because it was a song that the majority of concert attendees knew and the vibe completely changed when they played the song. It brought new and old fans together and excited the audience. The most surprising thing was that I thought it wasn't going to be a very good concert due to the fact that I paid for last minute seats in the back, but honestly, it didn't affect the atmosphere at all! The concert was even better than most of the concerts I've been up close to in large venues. Overall, they played a great live show and it was one of the best concerts I've ever been to. I'd highly recommend buying tickets and experiencing some real musical talent and live playing.

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The whole experience was amazing. Although the Lemon Twigs were down a brother (With Brian having to go home due to being ill) it did not effect their electric performance, finishing the set with one of their best songs 'As Long As Were Together'.

And then of course. The Arctic Monkeys came on and the crowd lost it before they'd even started playing. The set they played was a perfect balance between the new album and their older stuff and not a single person was sitting down by the last song. As they packed up and walked off the crowd (as is to be expected) started cheering for another song and as per usual Alex Turner does not disappoint! The boys came back on stage and bought the house down with 'I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor' and finally 'R U Mine'.

A perfect night.

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Excellent! As always...

People aren't crazy about the new album but "Four out of Five" has enough swagger to start the gig and even though they played 505 a bit too early for me the catalogue and band's attitude is far more than enough to keep even the most cynical (me) happy.

That's where I draw the line. Forest Hills is an absolutely BEAUTIFUL venue and the weather was perfect but FLASH SEATS is a terrible experience. I had to transfer a ticket and we encountered issues that meant we missed the first few songs (you could hear 4/5 thankfully, but didn't see it).

Flash Seats...either get your app in order or just let us print the tickets at home like every other normal working ticket app...we didn't need another one but you've cornered a market for yourself.

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Finally, my long awaited chance to see Arctic Monkeys. Live. In concert. How can that not make anyone crazy with joy? Needless to say, THEY ROCKED. True, finding somewhere comfortable to sit in the Klipsch Lawns that wasn't covered in mud or bird poop was hard and stressful, but it all disappeared the second the electrifying riff of "Do I Wanna Know?" broke on stage. After that, all that worried me was completely gone as I soon found myself every single second. And oh yeah, White Denim know how to kick some butt as well, as they somehow managed to make and awesome concert even more enjoyable. My only regret? That the concert couldn't go on forever. Visually Stunning, musically vivid, here's to you Alex Turner and your Arctic Monkeys, may your music always be more than awesome!

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I had an absolutely fantastic time seeing the Arctic Monkeys live, without a doubt. Their set list was delivered very well; the concert started with a few fun songs, wound down to slow songs, and build back up again to more fun songs to end the night with. They upheld their reputation of talent on their instruments, of course. These guys played in a way that made everyone in the crowd fell alive and on fire. Seeing them at an outside venue was marvelous. It was open so you weren't going deaf, there was a little more space between each person, and the sound was able to get to everyone without being overwhelming. The opener, White Denim, definitely impressed me. The whole experience was unforgettable. I love them more after this concert!

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The Arctic Monkeys are amazing live. I was already in love with them just listening to their music on my phone. But live? Wow. Their lead singer, Alex Turner, has a lot of interesting and funny dance moves. For example, to the song "Don't Sit Down Cause I've Moved Your Chair" he acts out all the actions in the song. During the show, there were a lot of cool lights and everyone was having a good time. If you really need to read a review to decide whether or not you should go to the Arctic Monkeys concert, then you're not as in love with them as you should be in order to go to their concert. But since I've already written so much, I hope you divide to go because it is a truly unforgettable experience.

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Sadly, the Arctic Monkeys will not be returning to New Zealand next year in January... but with travel possible again, you could fly to Australia to see the band - with outdoor shows in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney having just been announced!

Arctic Monkeys will perform at Sidney Myer Music Bowl (Melbourne) on Wednesday 4 January; followed by Riverstage (Brisbane) on Wednesday 11 January; and The Domain (Sydney) on Saturday 14 January.

We are pleased to announce our headline shows in Australia in January 2023 with support from Mildlife, @dmasmusic and @TheBuoys . Tickets go on sale Friday 17th June. Pre-sale begins 15th June. Sign up to our mailing list for pre-sale access. https://t.co/PaUDpilxTU pic.twitter.com/mLc2ALUUgf — Arctic Monkeys (@ArcticMonkeys) June 8, 2022

Tickets to all shows will go on sale next Friday, 17 June (12pm local time) via frontiertouring.com/arcticmonkeys.

Fans can sign up to the band’s mailing list to get access to the Artist Pre-sale, which starts Wednesday 15 June (10am AEST).

Frontier Members can also access the Frontier Pre-sale, which begins Thursday 16 June (10am AEST).

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