Arctic Monkeys Set For Series Of Huge Homecoming Shows


Arctic Monkeys are gearing up to play a ‘string of massive homecoming shows’ in their native Sheffield this summer, according to reports.

The band have been busy recording their sixth album, which is expected to drop this year, but will also have a hectic summer playing a series of festivals across the world including just the one in the UK.

But now the rumour mill is rife after notices have been put up in Hillsborough Park stating SJM Concerts are planning an event in September, providing live music and the sale of alcohol on four dates.

Obviously this has people incredibly excited with fans suggesting it ‘must be them’ since Arctic Monkeys have been on a sort of hiatus for some time now.

Some said they had even booked hotel rooms they can cancel ‘just in case’ it does turn out to be them. Which is actually quite a fantastic idea come to think of it.

Seriously though, can you imagine how good this will be if it’s true? *Crosses fingers until it’s confirmed.*

Last year, Arctic Monkeys bassist Nick O’Malley confirmed the news the band had started recording their eagerly-awaited new album.

Drummer Matt Helders had previously been reported to have told a fan that new material would be coming out later in 2017 – which never ended up happening.

O’Malley however said the album will come out in 2018.


Their fifth and latest studio album AM came out in 2013 to critical acclaim. It was nominated for the Mercury Prize and hailed the Best Album of 2013 by the NME.

Commercially it was one of the band’s most successful releases to date, topping the charts in several countries, but not quite outselling their debut Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not, in the UK at least.

With AM, they broke a record becoming the first independent-label band to debut at number one in the UK with their first five albums.

Since then, frontman Alex Turner returned to write a second Last Shadow Puppets album, his side-project with musician Miles Kane.

In the meantime, if you fancy catching the Monkeys at a festival this summer, they will be at:

Primavera Sound Festival – Barcelona, Spain – June 2

Best Kept Secret – Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands – June 8

Firefly Festival – Dover, United States – June 14 – 17

Southside Festival – Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany – 22 – 24 June

Hurricane Festival – Scheessel, Germany – 22 – 24

TRNSMT – Glasgow, Scotland – July 1

Open’er Festival – Gdynia, Poland – July 4

Rockwave Festival – Athens, Greece – July 6

Rock Werchter – Wercheter, Belgium – July 8

Nos Alive Festival – Lisbon, Portugal – July 12

Mad Cool Festival – Madrid, Spain – July 13

Oya Festival – Oslo, Norway – August 8

Way Out West Festival – Gothenburg, Sweden – August 9 – 11

Flow Festival – Helsinki, Finland – August 11

Sziget Festival – Budapest, Hungary – August 14