The Last Shadow Puppets have shot to the top of the UK album chart with their new album ‘Everything You’ve Come To Expect’.
This is the second time the duo have reached the top spot after their 2008 debut ‘The Age Of The Understatement’ also went to Number One. According to chart figures, their latest LP shifted more than 7,000 vinyl copies in its first week alone.
The record is also Alex Turner’s seventh consecutive Number One studio LP since Arctic Monkeys’ 2006 debut album.
Elsewhere, Japanese rock trio Babymetal have become the highest-charting Japanese band ever with their new album ‘Metal Resistance’ which went in at Number 15.
The Last Shadow Puppets recently added two new dates to their forthcoming UK shows. Alex Turner and Miles Kane will now play gigs at Newcastle City Hall (May 30) and Leicester’s De Montfort Hall the day after. Tickets for both gigs went on sale this morning (April 8).
The band have a host of UK live dates in the diary, with appearances at T In The Park and Glastonbury also confirmed. Having recently concluded a run of gigs at intimate venues around the country, which saw Alex Turner filming himself with a fan’s phone in Liverpool, The Last Shadow Puppets begin a US tour next week.
The Last Shadow Puppets will play:
Newcastle, City Hall (May 30)
Leicester, De Montfort Hall (May 31)
Bristol, Lloyd’s Amphitheatre (June 24)
Manchester, Castlefield Bowl (July 10)
Bridlington, The Spa (July 12)
Bournemouth, BIC (July 13)
London, Alexandra Palace (July 15, 16)