Arctic Monkeys Send Fans Wild With A Load Of Festival Tour Dates
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Fans have been begging the Arctic Monkeys for new material after their last official album, AM, was released all the way back in 2013.
There is a lot of speculation that the next instalment to their music anthology will debut this year and the Sheffield band have given a huge indication that it's on the horizon.
We're pleased to announce our 2018 festival dates. Full information at https://t.co/j1hCeXFZBM pic.twitter.com/0LSBftUUZb
- Arctic Monkeys (@ArcticMonkeys) January 29, 2018
While it's not much to go on - it's something.
The Arctic Monkeys have posted a picture on their social media channels of a black background and a set of faded gold hexagons over the top of each other.
The post is supposed to inform their loyal fans of all the festivals they'll get to see them at for 2018 - but it seems as though demand for information is so high that their website has crashed.
People on social media have flooded the post with plenty of comments of excitement.
OH MY FUCKING GOD ARCTIC MONKEYS ARE BACK BABY
- :surfer:♂️ (@tomkinsellaa) January 29, 2018
The Arctic Monkeys will appear at Firefly Festival in mid-June alongside The Killers, Eminem and Kendrick Lamar.
Along with that, they're also performing at Mad Cool, Primavera Sounds, Szieget, Hurricane Festival, Trnsmt, Open'er Festival, Rockwave Festival. Not too shabby for a Monday morning.
Speaking to For The Ride in September last year, Nick O'Malley said: "The new album will be out next year because if it isn't, we've got problems," which was obviously their biggest nod to new material.
In the time since AM, Alex Turner took a break from the Sheffield band to reignite the embers of The Last Shadow Puppets with Miles Kane, releasing Everything You've Come To Expect.
It was reported that the four had reunited prior to Christmas to begin work on a sixth album, though they've been quiet since then. Fans started licking their lips after a series of pictures was posted to Instagram by photographer Daniele Cavalli last month, as well as one from drummer Matt Helders.
'The Agile Beast' uploaded a picture of his drum kit surrounded by microphones, making it look as if he's laying down some beats for an album.
To add fuel to the fire, Cavalli posted a picture of Alex Turner on April 26 on what looks like the same piano that's in Helder's picture.
Hopefully news of an album name or release date isn't too far around the corner because fans are begging for it.