Arctic Monkeys announce autumn UK tour

Band will play eight dates through October and November

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Arctic Monkeys have announced details of a UK tour to take place this October.

The band, who release new album 'AM' in September, will play eight dates including a homecoming gig at Sheffield's Motorpoint Arena. Starting in Newcastle at the Metro Radio Arena on October 22, the tour will then visit Manchester, London, Liverpool, Cardiff, Birmingham and Glasgow before ending with the Sheffield gig on November 2. The Strypes will support on all dates.

Earlier this week Arctic Monkeys confirmed details of their a href="http://www.nme.com/news/arctic-monkeys/71025">fifth studio album 'AM', which includes the songs 'R U Mine?' and 'Do I Wanna Know?'. Guests on the album include Josh Homme and former member of The Coral, Bill Ryder-Jones.

Arctic Monkeys headline Glastonbury this Friday (June 28). The headline slot will be the second time the band have topped the bill at Worthy Farm having first played in 2007. Speaking about the gig, drummer Matt Helders recently claimed the band would "have some fun" while playing The Pyramid Stage.

Arctic Monkeys will play:

Newcastle Metro Radio Arena (October 22)
Manchester Arena (23)
London Earls Court (25)
Liverpool Echo Arena (28)
Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (29)
Birmingham LG Arena (31)
Glasgow Hydro Arena (November 1)
Sheffield Motorpoint Arena (2)

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