Arctic Monkeys Tour Schedule
The Arctic Monkeys is an indie rock band that formed in the outskirts of Sheffield,
United Kingdom. As quickly as the Arctic Monkeys debut album became the fastest-selling album in British history, Arctic Monkey
tickets will be purchased just as quick by eager indie rock fans who are ready to see their favorite British band on stage
in a city near their home. Fans from across the globe love the Arctic Monkeys and are excited to see when they roll into town
or the town two doors down. This band from the United Kingdom has had incredible success in the North American market and
keeps the indie rock fans interested by incorporating new influences into their sound with each new album for which they showcase
on tour. There last album, "AM," was critically acknowledged as one of its best yet with its experimentation with the infusing
of hip-hop and 70s heavy rock. What is undeniable is that the Arctic Monkeys keep things hot.
About Arctic Monkeys
present band includes the following members an enormous amount of talent to keep it interesting: Alex Turner, Jamie Cook,
Nick O'Malley and Matt Helders. The band has released five impressive albums since they formed in 2002. While the Arctic Monkeys
did not rely heavily on its record label to kick-start its career, the Arctic Monkeys was signed to the Domino Recording Company.
Domino is an independent record label based in London. The label was founded in the early 90s by Laurence Bell and Jacqui
Rice. The albums produced by Domino include: Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not; Favourite Worst Nightmare; Humbug;
Suck It and See; AM; and Live At the Apollo. The band's debut album, "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not," was
hugely popular and sold an extraordinary amount of copies in a matter of days in the United Kingdom. When the album was released
in the United States its record sales were not nearly as impressive, as it took time for the Arctic Monkeys to warm the hearts
of American critics and fans. After the band toured the North America, the critics and audiences in the United States changed
their mind and gave it the accolades it deserved. To keep the praise and momentum going, they quickly got to work on the five-track
EP, "Who the F*** Are Arctic Monkeys." Due to the strong language in the EP, it did not receive nearly the air time as there
other songs. The Arctic Monkeys quickly lost Andy Nicholson, who was an original member of the band. He decided to go his
separate ways after the success of the band. The next album, "Favourite Worst Nightmare," was released in 2007 and went to
straight to number one. The band continued to glow with its success and the receipt of multiple awards. The Arctic Monkeys
continued to play gigs and festivals across the globe. The Arctic Monkeys took a short hiatus before releasing "Hambug." According
to the lead singer, Alex Turner, the band listened to artists like Cream, Nick Cave and Jimi Hendrix while writing the album
and likely had an influence on the music. The next album was "Suck It and See" and it was released in 2011 after being recorded
in Los Angeles at Sound City Studios. Touring with this album, they headlined shows alongside some of the world's most popular
indie rock bands. The last Arctic Monkeys album, "AM," was released in 2013. It still garnered similar critical acclaim as
the previous albums. The album "AM" has even been considered their best album to date. It was a fitting album to follow the
impressive performance at the London Summer Olympics opening ceremony.
Arctic Monkeys Breakthrough
at an iHeartRadio Show, the lead singer of the Arctic Monkeys captured the attention of the audience with his greaser quiff
and Elvis Presley-style moves. While the most current album, "AM," has received outstanding reviews, it is not the album that
got the band onto its global stages or playing the opening ceremony for the Olympics. What was most significant about the
Arctic Monkeys is that they defied the typical marketing strategies and formulas that help bands to be discovered or breakthrough.
The Arctic Monkeys found their popularity through the Internet on social media during a time that a few other indie bands
found similar success. What was interesting is that during an early interview the band seemed surprised by MySpace playing
such an important role in their early success. The band went as far to say that they did not even start the original site,
a fan did. It has been argued that the Arctic Monkeys changed the game for how artists get their work out there to the public
and gain popularity. It will be interesting to see if this strategy continues to work for indie bands to come or if it was
a product of its time. Nevertheless, social media and talent was what helped get the Arctic Monkeys the recognition it deserves.
Arctic Monkeys Trivia
Despite its popularity, Arctic Monkeys received criticism for its album art. The sleeve's
cover had a photo of a band member's friend smoking a cigarette with the cover had a shot of alcohol and an un-emptied ashtray.
The National Health Service in Scotland was adamant that it was promoting cigarette smoking as acceptable. The band did not
agree that it was promoting smoking by making it not look flattering. The band has won seven Brit Awards that included Best
British Group and Best British Album multiple times. In addition, the Arctic Monkeys have been nominated for Grammy Awards
twice. The band won the Mercury Prize and won additional nominations.