Arctic Monkeys To Begin Recording Third Album

Arctic Monkeys To Begin Recording Third Album
After spending the year moonlighting in the Last Shadow Puppets, Alex Turner will be heading back to his Arctic Monkeys. While talking to the BBC, Arctic Monkeys guitarist Jamie Cook reveled the pissy UK brat rockers will soon begin working on their third long-player, the follow-up to 2007’s Favourite Worst Nightmare.

"We are gonna get our fingers out next month [July]," Cook said. "[We'll] get back in his [Alex Turner’s] room in Sheffield and start writing some tunes."

At this early point, Cook was unsure which direction the album may take, but said the band members were more than ready to start things up again. "We could go any way. I'm excited," he said. "[At the] end of last year when we had been touring for a long time, we just needed a bit of a rest. But we are eager to get back in. ...[At] the end of last year we had seen each other constantly for four years. Sleeping on a bus and waking up next to each other, it was like, 'I do not want to see you for about... for a long time!' But then you are kind of weirdly missing each other."

Strangely enough, while Cook indeed said the Arctic Monkeys would be getting together again in July, Turner will be embarking on the Last Shadow Puppets’ first tour in August, meaning a release date for this upcoming Arctic Monkeys may be a long way off.

Here are the Last Shadow Puppets’ tour dates, which bypass Canada completely but do find the band playing a pair of U.S. shows:

8/19 Portsmouth, England - Guildhall
8/20 Oxford, England - New Theatre
8/22 Leeds, England - Leeds Festival
8/24 Reading, England - Reading Festival
8/26 Paris, France - Olympia
10/15 Stockholm, Sweden - Circus
10/16 Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega Main Hall
10/17 Berlin, Germany - Tempodrome
10/19 Brussels, Belgium - Cirque Royale
10/20 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
10/22 Glasgow, Scotland - Academy
10/23 Sheffield, England – City Hall
10/26 London, England – Hammersmith Apollo
10/30 New York, NY - Grand Ballroom
11/03 Los Angeles, CA - Mayan Theatre

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