Arctic Monkeys announce Down Under tour | The Music Universe
The group will play Australia and New Zealand in Feb/March 2019
British rock royalty Arctic Monkeys have ushered in a spectacular new period 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 area reveals in February and March 2019.
Alex Turner and Co. will kick issues off within the west with a present in Perth, earlier than crossing over to Melbourne and heading up the east coast with reveals in Sydney and Brisbane with the ultimate leg throughout the Tasman in Auckland. Joining them in any respect reveals will likely be buddies and collaborators Mini Mansions, the LA trio that includes members of Queens of the Stone Age, and The Last Shadow Puppets.
Arctic Monkeys Pre-sale runs from Tuesday, October 30th at 10 am AUS native time and midday NZ native time by means of Thursday, November 1st at 10 am AUS native time and midday NZ native time arcticmonkeys.com. Telstra Pre-sale for Australian followers solely runs from Tuesday, October 30th from 10 am native time till Thursday, November 1st at 10 am native time. Frontier Members Pre-sale begins Thursday, November 1st at 2 pm native time by means of Friday, November 2nd at 2 pm native time frontiertouring.com/arcticmonkeys. General public on sale begins Wednesday, November seventh at 2 pm native time.
The information comes contemporary after the Arctic Monkeys introduced a brand new two-track digital bundle, that includes a beforehand unreleased b-side “Anyways,” obtainable November 30th Domino/EMI Music Australia. The band have additionally shared Warp Speed Chic, a brief movie directed by Ben Chappell and initially proven as a part of the band’s AM:ZM exhibitions in London and Sheffield alongside the pictures of Zackery Michael.
On Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, the group left behind the thick guitar riffs that outlined their earlier file AM, opting as an alternative for extra piano-driven, suave, lounge pop environment set in a resort on the moon. Their most shocking launch to this point slows down the swagger, and was written largely by Alex Turner on piano in self-imposed isolation. Fed by obscure soundtracks, cult movies, European songwriters, and classic sci-fi, the album was recorded throughout LA, Paris, and London with long-time producer James Ford. Think velvet jackets and brocade slippers, smoky organs, cinematic artwork deco visuals, and Alex Turner’s trademark lyricism exploring consumerism, politics, faith and know-how.
The Sheffield band have now launched 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 historical past, successful the Mercury Prize for finest album. Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino turned their sixth consecutive No. 1 debut within the UK, the nation’s fastest-selling vinyl in 25 years, and their fourth file nominated for the Mercury Prize. They’ve gained seven Brit Awards and been nominated for 3 Grammys, have headlined festivals all around the world, and are really second to none.
Appearing as particular friends in any respect reveals will likely be Mini Mansions. Founded by Zach Dawes (The Last Shadow Puppets), Tyler Parkford, and Michael Shuman (Queens of the Stone Age) throughout a break from Queens of the Stone Age touring in 2009, they’ve put out two albums and three EPs, together with the newly launched Works Every Time. They’ve toured with Tame Impala, Arctic Monkeys and Royal Blood, in addition to acting at festivals like Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds and Bonnaroo, and can you should definitely add to the cinematic environment of each present.
Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino is an ideal instance of Arctic Monkeys’ particular model of creativity and want to maintain the world guessing. Their reside present has developed as soon as once more to make room for the thrilling new materials, making these reveals unmissable occasions. Grab your tickets now earlier than all of them disappear.
Feb 23 – RAC Arena – Perth, WA
Feb 26 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC
Mar 1 – Qudos Bank Arena – Sydney, NSW
Mar three – Entertainment Centre – Brisbane, QLD
Mar 6 – Spark Arena – Auckland, NZ
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