Arctic Monkeys: New Album ‘The Car’ Out 10/21; Stream “I Ain’t Quite Where I Think I Am”; 2023 Tour on Sale

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Rock Cellar Magazine

This Friday, shape-shifting English rock/indie band Arctic Monkeys returns with a new studio album, The Car.

The band has been previewing the record in recent weeks with a few songs, and the most recent landed on Tuesday. Titled “I Ain’t Quite Where I Think I Am,” it can be seen/heard below, with footage taken from a recent concert at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn.

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“There’d Better Be a Mirrorball” was the first preview of The Car, and a tease that the band was moving in yet another new direction, after starting in 2006 as a garage/rock band and easing into a more psychedelic — and unpredictable — musical style as the years progressed:

“Body Paint” was also debuted ahead of the album’s release:

The Car features 10 new songs written by front man Alex Turner, produced by James Ford and recorded at a variety of studios, including Butley Priory, Suffolk, RAK Studios, London and La Frette, Paris.

It will be Arctic Monkeys’ seventh overall and first since 2018’s Tranquility Base + Casino. That record saw the band taking massive creative leaps from its early material, which started with 2006’s breakthrough Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not and hit a masterstroke in 2013 with AM, landing on many Best Of lists and was released to near-universal acclaim.

Arctic Monkeys also announced a huge 2023 tour of North America that will come on the heels of the band’s U.K. summer stadium run.

Supporting the band on the North American dates will be Fontaines D.C.,, the London-by-way-of-Ireland post-punk/indie band with mounting buzz built on the strength of an excellent new album, Skinty Fia (click here to read Rock Cellar’s recent interview with bassist Conor Deegan and get introduced to the group’s compelling sound).

The dates:

Friday, August 25, 2023 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
Sunday, August 27, 2023 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Tuesday, August 29, 2023 – Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
Wednesday, August 30, 2023 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
Saturday, September 2, 2023 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
Sunday, September 3, 2023 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
Tuesday, September 5, 2023 – Philadelphia, PA – TD Pavilion at the Mann
Thursday, September 7, 2023 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
Friday, September 8, 2023 – Forest Hills, NY – Forest Hills Stadium
Saturday, September 9, 2023 – Forest Hills, NY – Forest Hills Stadium
Monday, September 11, 2023 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Tuesday, September 12, 2023 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
Friday, September 15, 2023 – Austin, TX – Moody Center
Saturday, September 16, 2023 – Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
Monday, September 18, 2023 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Wednesday, September 20, 2023 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Arena
Friday, September 22, 2023 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
Saturday, September 23, 2023 – Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum
Sunday, September 24, 2023 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
Tuesday, September 26, 2023 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
Wednesday, September 27, 2023 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
Friday, September 29, 2023 – Inglewood, CA – The KIA Forum

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