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The Guardian festival blog: Arctic Monkeys announce first live dates since 2014 | Music


The Sheffield band are expected to release their sixth album later this year

Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys at Leeds festival in 2014






Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys at Leeds festival in 2014
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Arctic Monkeys have announced their first live dates since 2014. The Sheffield band will play a number of European and American festivals this summer. The sole UK appearance announced so far is a headline slot at Glasgow’s TRNSMT festival on 1 July.

The four-piece start their run at Barcelona’s Primavera Soundon 2 June. Other European dates include the Netherlands’s Best Kept Secret (8 June) and Finland’s Flow (11 August). The group have announced one US appearance, at Firefly festival in Delaware (14–17 June).

Arctic Monkeys are expected to release their sixth studio album later this year. They went on hiatus after headlining Reading festival in 2014, with frontman Alex Turner telling NME it was the “perfect…



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