Arctic Monkeys' first 2018 tour date announced

The Arctic Monkeys announce first tour date of 2018

The Arctic Monkeys our officially off hiatus after announcing their first tour date in four years

After three years off the road, the Arctic Monkeys machine is finally cranking back into gear with the news that they will headline June's Firefly Festival in DE (alongside Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and The Killers).

Arctic Monkeys have announced their first tour date of 2018.

The seventh annual event will again be held June 14-17 at The Woodlands at Dover International Speedway.

The band's bass player Nick O'Malley confirmed a few months ago that the Arctic Monkeys had commenced work on their sixth studio album in September past year, and that, all being well, the record should see a release in 2018.

The cryptic clip shared on Reddit, which has now been deleted, claimed to be from the band's Instagram Story and sparked speculation the numbers revealed dates and geographic co-ordinates of upcoming gigs.

However, NME has since learned that this did not come from official sources, but more 2018 tour dates are expected to follow in the coming weeks.

Arctic Monkeys last played a show in November 2014.

The as-yet-untitled record has been promised for this year, with bassist Nick O'Malley telling For The Ride that they'd "have problems" if it wasn't released in 2018.

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