Monday 16 October 2017

Arctic Monkeys announce Marlay Park gig

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 07: Musician Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys performs onstage during The 24th Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas at The Shrine Auditorium on December 7, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Radio.com)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 07: Musician Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys performs onstage during The 24th Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas at The Shrine Auditorium on December 7, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Radio.com)

Aishling Phelan

Arctic Monkeys will make their return to Ireland this summer on July 12.

The open-air concert will take place in Marlay Park with special guest British rocker Jake Bugg.

Other support acts on the bill include indie singer Miles Kane and Royal Blood.

Last summer, the Arctic Monkeys made a trip to Ireland to headline Electric Picnic and also headlined one of the world’s major festivals - Glastonbury.

They also played sold-out shows at London’s Earl Court last October.

The rock band’s fifth studio album AM was released last September and went straight to number one in Ireland, the UK and many more countries.

AM was one of the fastest selling albums of 2013 and was nominated for the Mercury Prize.

The Arctic Monkeys are dominating awards season after being nominated for ‘Best British Group’ & ‘Best Album of the Year’ at Brit Awards 2014.

They hold eight nominations in the upcoming NME Awards.

Support act Jake Bugg has now sold over a million records across his two albums in a year.

He was also nominated for two Brits, a Mercury Music Prize, An Ivor Norvello award and won ‘Best New Act’ at the Q awards.

He played over 200 shows worldwide with a highlight of opening the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury in front of more than 100,000 people.

The band is set to embark on a major US tour this month with all of the dates already sold out.

Tickets go on sale this Friday January 31 at 9am from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and online costing €61.50.

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