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Arctic Monkeys is again on tour, and concert tickets are available for sale. Arctic Monkeys are an English indie rock band. Formed in 2002 in High Green, a suburb of Sheffield, the band currently consists of Alex Turner (lead vocals, Lead/rhythm guitar), Jamie Cook (rhythm/lead guitar), Nick O'Malley (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Matt Helders (drums, percussion, backing vocals). Former members include Andy Nicholson (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Glyn Jones (lead vocals, rhythm guitar). The band have released four studio albums: Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (2006), Favourite Worst Nightmare (2007), Humbug (2009) and Suck It and See (2011), as well as one live album At the Apollo (2008). Their debut album became the fastest-selling debut album in British music history, surpassing Oasis' Definitely Maybe and remains the fastest-selling debut album for a band in the UK. In January 2012, in a radio interview with Triple J, Alex Turner revealed that Arctic Monkeys would be recording a new Arctic Monkeys EP in Sheffield "in a few weeks", and that a new single would be released around it. View available tickets for Arctic Monkeys concerts below.

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Arctic Monkeys music falls under the umbrella of indie rock. On the first album Alex Turner examined human behaviour in nightclubs. Alex Turner describes "Dancing Shoes" as being about "people always looking to pull when they go out however much they mask it." These themes continued on the following album Favorite Worst Nightmare with the band still progressing as musicians. Humbug featured mostly desert rock style as the influence of producer Josh Homme was more than evident. Their latest album Suck It and See sees the band exploring different styles, mixing them with newfound maturity. Alex Turner said: "I think the new album is a balance between our first three. There's nothing about taxi ranks or anything like that, but there's a bit of the standpoint I had on those early songs and the sense of humour, but also there's a bit of the 'Humbug' stuff which is kind of off in the corners."

NME reported in January 2011 that the band are teaming up with producer James Ford once again, and will be releasing their fourth studio album in late spring at the earliest. Q magazine reported that the fourth Arctic Monkeys album will be of a "more accessible vintage" than Humbug. Q printed edition 299 states 'It's the sound of a band drawing back the curtains and letting the sunshine in'.

The album was recorded in Sound City Studios in Los Angeles in 2010 and 2011. On 4 March 2011 they premièred a new track called "Brick by Brick" on their website. Helders explained that this is not a single, just a tease of what is coming and that is definitely going to be in the fourth album. On 10 March 2011 the band revealed the album is to be called Suck It and See and was released on 6 June 2011.

Their fourth album's first single, titled "Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair" was released as a digital download on 11 April, and on Vinyl with "Brick by Brick" on 16 April for Record Store Day. A version of the single with 2 B-sides was released on 7 and 10 inch vinyl on 30 May. The band allowed fans to listen to the entire album on their website before deciding about whether to purchase it or not. "Suck It and See" was then released on 6 June 2011, and went straight to #1 in the album charts. In doing so, Arctic Monkeys became only the second band in history to debut four albums in a row at the top of the charts.

The band announced The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala as the second single to be taken from Suck It and See. Most of the stock was burned because of the London riots. A limited edition 7' Vinyl of the single was then released over the band's website on 14 August. The song only managed to chart in the top 200 in the UK, however reaching higher in Belgium at #25. In September 2011 the band released a music video for the song "Suck It and See" featuring drummer Matt Helders, and announced they would be releasing it as a single on 31 October 2011. In July 2011, the band released a live EP over iTunes with 6 live recordings from the iTunes Festival in London. The band confirmed that they will release a DVD, documenting their performance in Don Valley. On 29 August 2011 the band released a trailer of the DVD.

Arctic Monkeys embarked in May 2011 on their Suck It and See Tour. They headlined the Benicassim Festival 2011 along side The Strokes, Arcade Fire and Primal Scream. They also headlined Oxegen 2011, Super Bock Super Rock 2011, V Festival 2011, Rock Werchter. and T in The Park. They confirmed on 7 February that they were playing two "massive homecoming shows" at the Don Valley Bowl in Sheffield on 10 and 11 June, support included Miles Kane, Anna Calvi, The Vaccines, Dead Sons and Mabel Love, clips from the show were also used in the music video for The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala. They played at Lollapalooza 5–7 August 2011. On 21 August, they also played at Lowlands, the Netherlands. The tour is expected to continue until March 2012.

On 27 October they released a music video for "Evil Twin" on YouTube, the b-side to their new single "Suck It And See". They performed the song on The Graham Norton Show on 28 October.

Find out more about Arctic Monkeys at Wikipedia.