When Arctic Monkeys announced three headlining shows at The Wiltern last year, I was a total asshole and called them “ambitious.” Again I will knowingly underestimate them as they move onward and upward to one of LA’s largest capacity venues: The Staples Center.

And why not? Their latest album, AM, is one of their best and most successful, and their single “Do I Wanna Know?” has been #1 on the US Alternative Charts for more than 2 months! When I saw them at The Wiltern back in September, I realized that it was one of (if not the) best shows I saw all year. Arctic Monkeys have such a great energy and stage presence that trying to compare them to anyone else is unjust. 

They will be headlining another string of US dates this summer, ending here in LA with support from Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. If you missed their shows last year, don’t make the same mistake twice. Check out one of the best live bands currently performing. Tickets go on sale at 10am this Friday, April 4th.

Arctic Monkeys Tour Dates:

06/14 – Louisville, KY @ Iroquois Amphitheater *
06/12 – 15th Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
06/17 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE Outdoors *
06/18 – Lewiston, NY @ Artpark *
06/20-22 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival
06/21 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Amphitheater *
06/22 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica *
06/24 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Lawn at White River State Park *
08/06 – San Diego, CA @ SDSU Open Air Theatre
08/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center Arena#

* White Denim support
# Black Rebel Motorcycle Club support

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