The Arctic Monkeys have revealed the name of their highly anticipated new album: Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino.
Our new album Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino will be released on May 11th, 2018.
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Not only that but it will be released on May 11th, 2018.
The news will no doubt will literal music to fans' ears, who have begged the band for the album virtually ever since the release of AM in 2013.
The tracks will be called:
- Star Treatment
- One Point Perspective
- American Sports
- Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
- Golden Trunks
- Four Out Of Five
- The World's First Ever Monster Truck Front Flip
- Science Fiction
- She Looks Like Fun
- The Ultracheese
Frontman Alex Turner was stopped by fan William Hann last month and was asked about the prospect of shows in the UK and new music. While Turner remained tight-lipped on the subject of UK tour dates, he reportedly said that new music will arrive 'soon'.
This follows an admission from the band's bassist Nick O'Malley that their sixth album would arrive at some point in 2018. He told motorcycling magazine The Ride that 'if it isn't, we've got problems'.
This news comes after it was announced that the band will be hitting the road again for a whole load of dates across the world. This includes plenty of European and North American dates, but as yet their only announced gig in the UK for 2018 is at Glasgow's TRNSMT festival at the end of June.
Since the album will now come out next month, that's plenty of time for fans heading to their festivals to get into the groove of Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino.
While a UK tour hasn't been announced yet, the idea of an album release date is juicy AF.
It had been thought that the band might play at this year's Reading and Leeds festival, but organisers have said that it was never on the cards.
When asked about the possibility, Festival Republic boss Melvin Benn told NME: "Not really. The Arctic Monkeys have headlined Reading and Leeds twice before so they're an act we're always talking to.
"Was it ever likely for this year? No, it wasn't. They've got their own plans."
O'Malley said that the process began back in September of last year but would only say that it took place in a 'top secret location'.
That location could be in California, given that they recorded AM and the most recent album by Last Shadow Puppets (Turner's other band with fellow songwriter Miles Kane) out there.
Their last album was very well received by critics, with most giving the Sheffield band a four of out five stars - so they've got a lot to live up to with Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino.
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