Arctic Monkeys announce photo exhibition to coincide with UK arena dates

Previously unseen photos of the band will be on display before their Sheffield and London shows

Arctic Monkeys have announced a photo exhibition to take place around their UK arena dates this month.

The band, who released their sixth album ‘Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino‘ in May, will kick off their tour in Manchester tomorrow (September 6) before travelling to London, Birmingham, Sheffield, Dublin, and Newcastle.

The exhibition will feature photos taken by the band’s photographer Zackery Michael and will run in London and Sheffield only. The images displayed will be made up of previously unseen photos taken during the making of and subsequent tour promoting ‘Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino’.

Fans will also be able to see a model of the titular resort, art posters from each of the live shows held already this year, and an exclusive short video filmed during the making of the album by Arctic Monkeys’ videographer, Ben Chappell.

In a press release, Michael said: “They are more than the Arctic Monkeys to me. These four gentlemen from Yorkshire are my friends. The images exhibited are a very honest portrayal of that friendship.”

Limited edition signed and unframed prints of each image will be available to purchase, as well as a limited number of the tour posters. Framed prints displayed in the exhibition will be signed by the band and auctioned off to raise money for charity Centrepoint, which supports homeless 16-25-year-olds.

The band have also partnered with The Big Issue to publish a selection of the photos from the exhibition in an exclusive eight-page supplement inside a special souvenir edition of the magazine. Fans will be able to buy the issue from the magazine’s vendors at the band’s London, Birmingham, and Sheffield shows.

The London exhibition will be held between September 9-13 at 67 Great Titchfield Street. Entry is free but fans will be required to reserve tickets in advance. There will be eight 45-minute time slots per day, with 70 spaces available per slot. Tickets are available from here now and are limited to a maximum of two per person.

The Sheffield leg will run from September 17-23 at KIAC Art Studios in Neepsend. Entry is free and no tickets are required. For more information, visit the band’s official website.

Meanwhile, Arctic Monkeys’ odds of headlining Glastonbury have been slashed by bookmakers. The band had previously been given odds of 9/2, which then went down to 11/4 last week (August 31).

No names for the festival have been confirmed at present. Festival organiser Emily Eavis has hinted at some of the acts booked for the 2019 event, saying the legend’s slot will be filled by a “non-British female” and that Paul McCartney is “top of their list” to headline.