Arctic Monkeys announce new album ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’


When we caught wind of an Arctic Monkeys’ North American tour a few weeks back — a run that brings the British band to TD Garden on July 27 — it didn’t take an intrepid Alex Turner fan-fiction writer to assume a new album would be on way in relatively short order.

Today, we have the news: Arctic Monkeys’ sixth album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, will be out May 11.

Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino will feature 11 songs, with titles like “The World’s First Ever Monster Truck Front Flip,” “American Sports,” and “The Ultracheese.” It was produced by James Ford and Turner, and recorded in Los Angeles, Paris, and London. It’s the Arctic’s first LP since 2013’s AM.

Peep the album teaser below, and eyeball all the band’s North American dates below.

Arctic Monkeys North American Dates 2018:
May 05: Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Forever Cemetery
June 16: Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
June 18: Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
June 19: Atlanta, GA – Coca Cola Roxy Theatre
July 24: Queens, NY – Forest Hills Stadium
July 27: Boston, MA – TD Garden
July 28: Washington, DC – The Anthem
July 31: Pittsburgh, PA – Petersen Events Centre
August 01: Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theatre
August 02: Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
August 04: Montreal, QC – Osheaga Festival
August 05: Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre