The world-renowned Sheffield quartet, who headlined Reading and Leeds Festival for the third time in August, kick off their much-anticipated UK & Ireland Tour at Ashton Gate next year.
Bristol is the first stop on the band’s upcoming tour for their seventh studio album The Car, which arrives on October 21, with further dates confirmed for Middlesborough, Coventry, Sheffield, Manchester, Southampton, Norwich, Swansea, London.
Mark Kelly, Managing Director for Ashton Gate said: “We are thrilled to be able to announce the first of our concerts for next year. Building off the success of our 2019 Summer Series and this year’s performances by Elton John and The Killers, it is brilliant to be able to confirm such a huge international act as the Arctic Monkeys.
“For them to kick off their UK tour with us first is a huge honour and we can’t wait to do them proud.”
Arctic Monkeys first burst onto the scene with their seminal debut LP, Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not, which included UK No.1 single ‘I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor’.
The critically acclaimed record was the fastest-selling album in British history upon its release in 2006, going on to win the 2007 Mercury Prize and Brit Award for Best British Album.
Evolving their sound with every subsequent release, Arctic Monkeys headlined Glastonbury in 2007 after securing another UK No.1 album with sophomore effort, Favourite Worst Nightmare.
They returned to Worthy Farm to top the bill at Glastonbury again in 2013 before releasing their fifth consecutive UK No.1 album, AM – hailed by NME as the best album of the decade.
The Car will be the Arctic Monkeys’ first LP since 2018’s Tranquillity Base Hotel & Casino, which also topped the UK album charts and earned the band their fourth Mercury Prize nomination.
And Alex Turner (lead vocals, guitar), Jamie Cook (guitar, keyboards), Nick O’Malley (bass guitar) and Matt Helders (drums) are now set to play Ashton Gate Stadium for the first time in 2023 with The Hives and Mysterines supporting across all concert dates.
Hospitality packages will be available to purchase online from 9am on Friday, September 30th. General sale accessible tickets are also to be purchased via Ashton Gate Stadium over the phone on 0117 9630 600.