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Arctic Monkeys announce more festival headline dates for 2022

The Sheffield band will play more European dates next summer including Rock En Seine and Sziget Festival

By Hollie Geraghty

Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys performs live in 2017
(Photo: Wikimedia commons/Raph_PH)

Arctic Monkeys have announced a new set of headline dates for 2022.

The Sheffield group last week announced their comeback with a string of European headline shows next summer, which will be their first performances in over three years.

Now they are set to top the bill at a number of other festivals next year. The band will start with Summer Well Festival in Buftea, Romania on August 13 before taking to the stage at Sziget Festival in Budapest, Hungary on August 15.

Later in the month they will perform at Zürich Openair in Switzerland on August 23, Paris’ Rock En Seine on the 25th, Cala Mijas Festival in Malaga, Spain on September 1, and rounding up with Kalorama in Lisbon, Portugal the following night.

“We are thrilled to have Arctic Monkeys back at the festival for our next edition and a France exclusive,” the Rock en Seine festival’s manager said of the new lineup announcement.

“After 16 years since their debut album and two unforgettable shows at Rock en Seine in 2011 and 2014, they are established as one of the finest bands around and we can’t wait to bring them to our festival goers.”

The band are yet to announce any UK dates, but fans can expect this may be coming soon. Find more information and tickets here.

The band have also teased that their anticipated seventh album is coming soon. Earlier this month, Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders said the ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’ follow-up is “pretty much” finished and ready for a 2022 release.

When asked by Radio 5 Live Breakfast if the new album was “ready to go”, Helders said: “Yeah, pretty much, yeah. It was a bit disjointed how we had to do it, and there are bits to finish off, but yeah, it’s all in the works.”

He added that he thinks the album will be released in 2022. “I think by the time we get everything together it’ll be next year. Hopefully we can get out and tour next summer,” he said.

Find the full 2022 tour date lineup so far below.

9 – Istanbul, Turkey, Zorlu PSM
10 – Istanbul, Turkey, Zorlu PSM
12 – Burgas, Bulgaria, Port Of Burgas
13 – Buftea, Romania, Summer Well Festival
15 – Budapest, Hungary, Sziget Festival
16 – Pula, Croatia, Arena Pula
18 – Prague, Czech Republic, Výstaviště Praha
23 – Zürich, Switzerland, Zürich Openair
25 – Paris, France, Rock En Seine

01 – Malaga, Spain, Cala Mijas Festival
02 – Lisbon, Portugal, Kalorama