Sheffield’s own Arctic Monkeys play the first of their four gigs in the city tonight at the Fly DSA Arena.
The band are touring their sixth album, Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino, which reached number one in the UK album charts in May.
Arctic Monkeys formed in High Green in 2002, and have not played in the Steel City in nearly five years. Their last gig in Sheffield was in 2013, as they celebrated the release of their fifth album, AM.
Their shows on Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 September sold out within minutes, and further dates were therefore added on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 September.
Alex Turner and Matt Helders of the band were spotted at local restaurant Ashoka on Ecclesall Road last night, having a curry ahead of the week’s shows.
— ashoka1967 (@ashoka1967) September 17, 2018
Yorkshire Tea even celebrated the band’s homecoming by making them a personalised box of their popular brew.
— Yorkshire Tea (@YorkshireTea) September 18, 2018
Fans attending the concerts have been asked to bring as few personal belongings as possible, as there will be no cloakroom or lockers available. Bags larger than A4 size will not be allowed into the venue.
— FlyDSA Arena (@SheffieldArena) September 18, 2018