Arctic Monkeys could be coming home to Sheffield in 2021

Still no word on the next record, though.

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Arctic Monkeys are rumoured to be planning a string of shows in their hometown of Sheffield next year.

Promoters SJM posted a notice of a license application for three shows between June 4-6 2021 on the city’s Hillsborough Park gates. The notice itself does not give a band name, but eFestivals reports that it’s heard that the band in question is indeed Arctic Monkeys. Given the size of the venue, and that the town is where Arctic Monkeys formed in 2002, eFestivals may well be right.

While we don’t know for sure if the band have begun writing and recording their next record after 2018’s Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, drummer Matt Helders told Musicfeeds that he doesn’t think fans will be waiting for five years, as was the gap between AM and Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino.

“I think that break was based on various circumstances and that was sort of what we needed at the time. But it’s not a pattern we’re going to get used to as a band. We like being in the studio. We’re keen on making albums,” said Helders.

He added: “We’ll talk about what we’ll do next. There’s no real concrete plan at the moment. We’re all enjoying it a lot, we know we want to do some writing at some point but there’s nothing really. We haven’t really talked about it yet.”

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