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Arctic Monkeys cancel Dublin show due to illness days before Glastonbury

’Alex and the band apologise for the huge disappointment this will inevitably cause to all their Irish fans‘

By Hollie Geraghty

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Arctic Monkeys. CREDIT: Zackery Michael

Arctic Monkeys have cancelled their upcoming show in Dublin this week due to illness.

The Sheffield band – who are currently on their stadium tour in support of latest album The Car, and are due to headline Glastonbury this weekend – were scheduled to perform at Marlay Park tomorrow (June 20).

Announcing the cancellation on social media today (June 19), the group apologised for the “huge disappointment” after frontman Alex Turner was advised to rest due to acute laryngitis.

“We are extremely sorry to announce the cancellation of Arctic Monkeys’ show at Marley Park in Dublin Tomorrow,” they shared. “Alex is suffering from acute laryngitis, and following medical advice, has been ordered to rest.

“Alex and the band apologise for the huge disappointment this will inevitably cause to all their Irish fans. Full refunds will be credited back to the ticket purchaser’s account by Ticketmaster within the next six working days.”

The announcement comes just days before the indie rockers are due to headline Glastonbury on Friday (June 23). Currently, the performance is still scheduled to go ahead along with their Glasgow show at Bellahouston Park on Sunday (June 25), which will round up the UK leg of the tour.

The band just performed three shows at London’s Emirates Stadium from Friday (June 16) to Sunday (June 18) – the longest run in one venue the band has ever performed. Last night, they were joined by special guest Miles Kane for a rendition of ‘505’.

Arctic Monkeys (Picture: Zackery Michael)

Back in March, Arctic Monkeys shared a new music video for their single ‘Sculptures Of Anything Goes’. It was the fourth song from the record to have been given a music video following ‘There’d Better Be A Mirrorball’‘Body Paint’ and ‘I Ain’t Quite Where I Think I Am’.

In a four-and-a-half-star review of The Car, Rolling Stone UK wrote: “Seven albums into their career, here is a band comfortable enough to speed off in that titular car, leaving old sounds in the dust as they pursue something new. When the results are as good as this, who can blame them?”