Arctic Monkeys plan secret hometown show

It's a warm-up for the ShockWaves NME Awards Tour

Arctic Monkeys are to warm-up for their appearance on the ShockWaves NME Awards Tour with a small hometown gig.

The band will join Maximo Park, We Are Scientists and Mystery Jets on the jaunt, which travels across the country throughout late January and early February.

To warm-up, Arctic Monkeys will play a pre-tour gig at the 900 capacity Sheffield Leadmill on January 22.

Tickets for the show have already sold out after details were leaked on the band’s official website.

The ShockWaves NME Awards Tour dates, all of which are sold out, are:

Dublin Ambassador (January 24)

Belfast Ulster Hall (25-26)

Glasgow Academy (27)

Edinburgh Corn Exchange (28)

Newcastle Academy (29)

Nottingham Rock City (31)

Leeds University (1)

Liverpool University (2)

Manchester Academy (4-5)

Sheffield Octagon (7)

Birmingham Academy (8)

Norwich UEA (9)

Cardiff Great Hall (11)

Cambridge Corn Exchange (12)

Bristol Academy (13)

Portsmouth Guildhall (15)

Brighton Dome (16)

London Carling Brixton Academy (17)

Arctic Monkeys release their debut album ’Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’ a week earlier than planned on January 23.

For the first review of the album and a giant poster of the band see this week’s issue of NME which is out now nationwide.