Over 2,500 people sign petition calling for an Arctic Monkeys BBC special

Following the likes of Adele and U2

new petition is calling on the BBC to commission an Arctic Monkeys live concert special, with over 2,500 people signing it so far.

The Beeb’s At The BBC live specials have seen artists ranging from Adele and Sam Smith to Harry Styles and U2 performing in front of a studio audience.

Following the announcement of Arctic Monkeys’ new album, a fan of the Sheffield band has started a Change.org petition in an attempt to wish Arctic Monkeys at the BBC into fruition.


“With the release of Arctic Monkeys’ sixth album approaching, it’s time for the BBC to celebrate one of the finest British bands of the 21st century at their peak in a one-hour television special,” the petition reads.

“After recent BBC shows focusing on Sam Smith and U2, the format would be the perfect opportunity to showcase Arctic Monkeys and the top quality British songwriting of Alex Turner to a national audience.”

So far, 2,582 people have signed the petition (correct at the time of publishing). You can sign it here.

Drummer Matt Helders’ father has also voiced his support for the petition (see below).

In response, a BBC spokesperson told NME: “All new programme ideas should be submitted to the BBC via its commissioning website, BBC Pitch“.


Arctic Monkeys’ sixth album ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’ is due for release on May 11.

The band recently added new dates to their UK and Ireland tour, which is scheduled to run through September.