Arctic Monkeys: delight and despair as tickets for 2023 UK and Ireland stadium tour go on sale

The band will play at a number of stadiums next summer in support of their seventh album 'The Car'

Tickets for Arctic Monkeys‘ huge 2023 UK and Ireland stadium tour went on sale this morning (September 30) – see reaction below and buy your tickets here.

The returning Sheffield four-piece, whose seventh album ‘The Car’ lands in October, will tour in the UK and Ireland in May and June next year. After pre-sale tickets went on sale yesterday, the band added a second date at Manchester’s Emirates Old Trafford.

General sale tickets for the whole tour then went on sale at 9am this morning, with many fans sharing their delight after grabbing tickets for the tour, which kicks off at Bristol’s Ashton Gate on May 29.

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Others, however, were less fortunate, taking to social media to voice their frustration at long queues and being unable to secure tickets.

See a host of reactions to the Arctic Monkeys ticket sale below.

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You can see Arctic Monkeys’ UK and Ireland tour dates for 2023 below and buy your tickets here.

MAY 2023
29 – Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol
31 – Building Society Arena, Coventry
 
JUNE 2023
2 – Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
3 – Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
5 – Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough
7 – Carrow Road Stadium, Norwich
9 – Hillsborough Park, Sheffield
10 – Hillsborough Park, Sheffield
12 – Swansea.com Stadium, Swansea
14 – The Ageas Bowl, Southampton
16 – Emirates Stadium, London
17 – Emirates Stadium, London
20 – Malahide Castle, Dublin
25 – Bellahouston Park, Glasgow

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Arctic Monkeys ‘Body Paint’ music video still CREDIT: Press

The ticket sale follows on from the release of the band’s new single ‘Body Paint’, which followed ‘There’d Better Be A Mirrorball’ as the second preview of ‘The Car’.

Reviewing the song, NME said: ‘Body Paint’ may conjure up all the stirring emotions from ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’ but the riveting track is proof that the band have no issue creating something otherworldly, even when the subject matter is far closer to earth.”

Thursday also saw the band bring ‘Body Paint’ to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The band’s Fallon appearance was filmed while the band were in New York to play an intimate “phone-free” concert at the 3,000-capacity Kings Theatre in Brooklyn.

Reviewing that gig, NME wrote: “Despite the earnest desire of some fans and critics for them to lean back into the sounds of their bygone eras, the band is highly skilled at evolving while also paying respect to their roots. Not a soul witnessing these special moments could say any different.”

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