British Alt-rockers Arctic Monkeys Announced Tour Dates of US/Canada Fall 2007 Tour. The band supports its second studio album Worst Favourite Nightmare which hit shelves this April. The trek kicks off Septebmer 5 by concert in New York’s Central Park Summerstage, includes 19 dates, and wraps up September 30 in Vancouver (BC). Arctic Monkeys will visit Montreal (QB), Columbus (OH), Chicago (IL), Kansas City (MO), Austin (TX), Houston (TX), and some other cities. Tour itinerary is listed below; tickets are on sale. Released in 2006, Arctic Monkeys’ first album Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not has sold 100,000 copies in its first day of release, and has become fastest-selling UK debut album. Arctic Monkeys Tickets Arctic Monkeys US/Canada 2007 Tour Dates 9/5/2007 - New York, NY - Central Park Summerstage 9/6/2007 - Providence, RI - Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel 9/8/2007 - Toronto, Ontario - Virgin Festival 9/9/2007 - Montreal, Quebec - Osheaga Festival 9/11/2007 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall 9/12/2007 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom 9/13/2007 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theatre 9/15/2007 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival 9/16/2007 - Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom 9/17/2007 - Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless Theater w/Queens of the Stone Age 9/18/2007 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues 9/21/2007 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre 9/22/2007 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre 9/23/2007 - Del Mar, CA - San Diego Street Scene 9/25/2007 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium 9/27/2007 - San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium 9/28/2007 - Eugene, OR - McDonald Theater 9/29/2007 - Seattle, WA - WAMU Theater 9/30/2007 - Vancouver, British Columbia - PNE Forum
The Arctic Monkeys dominated the NME music awards tonight (Feb. 28) in London by scooping the best British band, best track and best video prizes.
The release of their debut album has made Arctic Monkeys the fastest-selling debut album in UK chart history. Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not was released on 23 January and has sold more than 360,000 copies.The four british lads from Sheffield are currently outselling the rest of the top 20 album chart combined.A spokesman for music retailer HMV said: "In terms of sheer impact... we haven't seen anything quite like this since The Beatles."He continued: "In the space of just a few weeks the Arctic Monkeys have gone from being relative newcomers to becoming a household name."Arctic Monkeys have built up their fan base on internet pages like myspace.com, after demo CDs they handed out at gigs in 2003 were put on the web for other people to hear.Having been signed to independent record label Domino Records, Arctic Monkeys have already had two number one singles in the UK with I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor and last week with When The Sun Goes Down.Pulp singer Jarvis Cocker, who is also from Sheffield, told the BBC the Arctic Monkeys' success was a lesson for the music industry.Jarvis Cocker said Arctic Monkeys' success was 'real'"I think it's very important because they've done it without trying," he said."The only reason people have got into it [the music] is because they've listened to it and they like it, so it's something real."I guess all the music industry will probably think 'how can we emulate that or what can we do?'"I think there's nothing they can do about it because it's something that has happened naturally, there's no way to apply spin doctorism to it."Arctic Monkeys easily beat Richard Ashcroft's latest album Keys To The World which sold 75,000 copies - a total that would have normally guaranteed the top spot.But they were denied simultaneous number ones in both the singles and album charts after When The Sun Goes Down was knocked off the number one spot by Notorious BIG, Diddy and Nelly with Nasty Girl.Other singles in the top ten include X-Factor winner Shayne Ward, The JCB song by folk-pop duo Nizlopi, and 1980s band A-Ha with their new entry Analogue (All I Want).