Arctic Monkeys’ Old Trafford shows – kicks off today

Are you heading to this weekend's Manchester gigs?

Following final preparations, Arctic MonkeysOld Trafford double header in Manchester is set to kick off this afternoon (July 28).

The band will play two nights at the Lancashire Country Cricket Club ground, their biggest ever headlining shows.

“We’re really looking forward to the shows,” frontman Alex Turner told NME.COM. “Before Glastonbury we were really nervous, but there’s been less of that this time. With Glastonbury there’s a big deal surrounding it, there was more of an expectation in a way. It’s more people who are into are our band who are coming to have a laugh. But it’s very exciting, we’re really looking forward to it. Was the festival the away game and this is the home? It’s a good way of looking at it.”

NME.COM will be onsite tomorrow (July 28) bringing you news, blogs and photos live from the gig which will also feature Supergrass, Amy Winehouse, The Coral and Japanese Beatles tribute band The Parrots all playing.

Now it’s your turn. Send us your questions for Arctic Monkeys about the Old Trafford shows, accompanied by your full name and a photo of yourself, and we’ll put the best ones to the band.

Wondered about what the band do before they go onstage? How do they pick their support bands? What socks will they be wearing?

Simply email us at with Monkeys in the subject line and we’ll take them to the gig.

Plus if you’re going to the gig, you can contribute to our special souvenir issue.

Send us your pictures from the shows to the address or alternatively you can text us straight from Old Trafford itself.

Attach your picture and text NMELIVE followed by a space and your message to 0771 388 8008.

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