Arctic Monkeys Schedule
As one of the United Kingdom's biggest bands of the new millennium, the Arctic Monkeys
pierced the music scene with just a self-released EP. By circulating their homegrown material on the Web, the Arctic Monkeys
were able to cultivate a tremendous fan base without the help of a label.
The band's music is considered to be indie
rock although they have switched up their genre of rock on each album release. Musically the Arctic Monkeys have evolved and
changed their sound with each of their five studio albums, making it difficult to pigeon-hole their style.
band has a string of upcoming shows coming up in 2014 at venues like the Manchester Farm in Manchester, Tennessee; Iroquois
Amphitheater in Louisville, Kentucky; Stage AE in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Artpark in Lewiston, New York; Dover International
Speedway in Dover, Delaware; Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto, Ontario; Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica in Cleveland, Ohio; and Farm
Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park in Indianapolis, Indiana.
So be sure to clear your schedule because
you don't want to be caught off guard when the Arctic Monkeys come to town, as they are taking the stage to blow you away
either as headliners or at festivals with other big-name bands. Make sure that you won't be left behind when the Arctic Monkey
train comes to town, because once word gets out that they'll be coming to North America then tickets are likely to sell out
Arctic Monkeys Background
Rehearsals for the Arctic Monkeys took place at the Yellow Arch Studios
in Neepsend. They were first booked at The Grapes in Sheffield city-centre on June 13, 2003. After a few gigs in 2003, the
band focused on cutting demos at 2fly studios in Sheffield. They recorded almost 20 demos, and the collection was transferred
to CDs and circulated at performances. Then fans began to share them online. The collection became known as Beneath the Boardwalk,
which originated when the initial set of demos was distributed. The demo collection was categorized under the name where the
first sender had received them, the Boardwalk. As more demos were scattered, they were all put under this name. The group
said they didn't mind the circulation, saying: "We never made those demos to make money or anything. We were giving them away
free anyway - that was a better way for people to hear them."
The band said they weren't aware of their presence on
MySpace and mentioned that the site had initially been developed by fans.
The Arctic Monkeys' reputation ballooned over
England. They garnered attention from British tabloid press and BBC Radio. A local fledgling photographer, Mark Bull, recorded
the band's live shows and created the music video, Fake Tales of San Francisco. Bull put it out on his website, along with
the Beneath the Boardwalk collection. The Arctic Monkeys' debut single, Five Minutes with Arctic Monkeys, arrived in the spring
of 2005. The release was restricted to 1,000 7" records and 500 CDs but was also available for download from the iTunes Music
Store. Shortly after, the Arctic Monkeys performed at the Reading and Leeds Festivals. Their appearance was puffed up by the
press and an unusually large crowd gathered to see the Arctic Monkeys in action.
In 2005, the Arctic Monkeys inked a
deal with Domino. The band said they were drawn to the solid work ethic of Laurence Bell, Domino record label owner, who ran
the label's daily operations from his flat and only pursued bands that he was taken with personally. "I Bet You Look Good
on the Dancefloor" was their debut single with Domino shot to No. 1 on the U.K. Singles Chart. Their sophomore single, "When
the Sun Goes Down" (2006), also settled into No. 1 on the U.K. Singles Chart, with sales topping off at 38,922 copies.
of this was only just the beginning for the Arctic Monkeys, which was able to rise to the top without little marketing support!
The band has claimed several Brit Awards and have claimed Grammy nods twice. The Arctic Monkeys also scored the Mercury Prize
in 2006 for its first album. They were also named the first band in the history of the awards to win ShockWaves NME Awards
for Best British Band and Best New Band on the same night in 2006.
Arctic Monkeys Albums
The Arctic Monkeys'
discography consists of five studio albums: Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (2006); Favourite Worst Nightmare
(2007); Humbug (2009); Suck It and See (2011); and AM (2013). They also released a live album, At the Apollo, in 2008.
Arctic Monkeys Trivia
"It was 2002, we all got guitars for Christmas and started playing in my garage that summer,
rehearsed there and in a warehouse for a bit for about a year," Alex Turner said to the BBC about the group's humble beginnings.
All four bandmates have known each other since the tender age of seven!
Did you know they also made their mark in the
Guinness Book of World Records? They claimed the honor for Fastest Selling UK Debut Album for Whatever People Say I Am, That's
What I'm Not.
Arctic Monkeys Concert Experience
The Arctic Monkeys is one of the most gifted and successful
artists from the UK of this generation. They consistently put on the best shows possible no matter where they end up. With
their most recent tour blowing fans away with new music and extraordinary performances, you can be one of the next people
to see what they can do when they hit the stage! So if you're a longtime fan or even if you just like some of the newer stuff
they've been pumping out, you can't go wrong with picking up some tickets and heading out to a show when they take the stage
at a city near you! The only thing that could possibly make the show any better is if you end up taking a friend along for
the ride. Nothing can top making fun memories at a show like this, but if you're in a giving mood, then why not pick up an
extra ticket so that one of your lucky friends, family members or neighbors can join you in having a great time seeing the
Arctic Monkeys? Tickets are now on sale at StubHub so be sure to get yours while they're still around!