Arctic Monkeys are currently outselling the rest of the Top 20 combined, the Official Charts Company have revealed.
The Sheffield band released their sixth album ‘Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino‘ on Friday (May 11) and look set to score their sixth Number One record with it.
The new release has racked up 66,000 combined chart sales in the last three days, with 67 percent of those sales coming from CD and vinyl purchases. The band’s closest competition in the midweeks is from The Greatest Showman OST, which took the Number One spot last week.
The only other new entry in the Top Five this week comes from Charlie Puth’s ‘Voicenotes’ album, which is currently at Number Three.
Arctic Monkeys’ back catalogue has also seen a spike in chart activity since the release of ‘Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino’. Their fifth album ‘AM’ has returned to the Top 20, climbing up 29 places to Number 11, while debut ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not‘ sits at Number 20. Their 2007 second album ‘Favourite Worst Nightmare‘ is currently at Number 40.
Earlier today, the group shared the first video of the ‘Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino’ era. In the ‘Four Out Of Five’ video, frontman Alex Turner is seen walking through the twisting corridors of a stately home and what looks like a tube station.
Arctic Monkeys will play the new album live in the UK for the first time at Glasgow’s TRNSMT Festival in July. In September, they will embark on a series of headline dates in their home country – remaining tickets are available for purchase here. The band have already begun touring the record, with four shows in the US already under their belts.