Arctic Monkeys have unveiled a slate of 2022 European tour dates, shortly after drummer Matt Helders confirmed that fans can expect a record soon.
The four-piece outfit are set to hit the road for their first headline shows of 2022 in August, performing two shows in Turkey and one in Bulgaria, Croatia and the Czech Republic. This will mark the Sheffield group’s first set of performances since 2019, when they were touring in support of Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino.
Helders recently told 5 Live Breakfast that a new Arctic Monkeys record is on the way and that it was “ready to go,” adding, “It was a bit disjointed how we had to do it, and there are bits to finish off, but yeah, it’s all in the works.” He continued, “I think by the time we get everything together it’ll be next year. Hopefully we can get out and tour next summer.”
The drummer also briefly touched on what kind of sound fans can expect from the Tranquility Base followup. “We tend to always move it on a little bit,” he shared. “For us, because we’re so involved in it, it always makes sense. They always kind of pick up where the other one left off in a way. It makes sense when you think about it in the context of the last record. But we always do try and do something a bit different – it’s kind of hard to describe. You can tell it’s the same band.”
We are pleased to announce our headline shows in Turkey, Bulgaria, Croatia and Czech Republic in August 2022. Tickets go on sale at 10am CET on Wednesday 24th November. https://t.co/PaUDpilxTU pic.twitter.com/47FAHk29Wd
— Arctic Monkeys (@ArcticMonkeys) November 16, 2021
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