Arctic Monkeys Phones 4u Arena Preview
Plus find out how you can win tickets to their sold out show on the 23 October
The Arctic Monkeys are gearing up to return to the Phones 4u Arena Manchester on 23 October. Thousands of fans will flock to the city, which has a strong heritage of music, to hear the Sheffield four-piece’s impressive back catalogue of tracks, including those from their latest album AM, which went straight to the top of the charts.
AM currently stands as the UK’s second fastest selling album of 2013, and it’s no wonder as every single track is a triumph from start to finish. Since hitting the shelves in September, AM has received a raft of rave reviews, with many big names, including the likes of NME, giving it 10 out of 10.
The Arctic Monkeys formed back in 2002, and first performed at the Phones 4u Arena in 2011. But this year they have really come into their own, and following their headline performance at Glastonbury, the quartet have gone from strength to strength.
Since taking to the stage of the largest music festival in the world the band has won over many new fans. However, it has also reminded their devoted followers exactly what it is that makes them such a explosive talent, in an age where the industry is bursting with new acts.
During their time in the spotlight the Arctic Monkeys have received numerous accolades, including the prestigious Mercury Music Prize in 2006, for their debut album Whatever People Say I Am That’s What I Am Not.
The indie rockers have recently been nominated for the award again this year, although we’ll have to wait until the end of the month to find out if their good luck will continue. Whatever happens, 2013 looks to be the beginning of great things for the band, and the Phones 4u Arena can’t wait to welcome them back.
Supporting the Arctic Monkeys on their UK tour is the young and talented four-piece rhythm and blues band The Strypes. This is a huge opportunity for the Irish group, who have already been met with critical acclaim from greats such as Jeff Beck and Paul Weller.
We can’t wait to see what they too have to offer, before letting the crowd bask in the glory of Arctic Monkeys hits – both old and new – live on the big stage.
It’s not surprising to hear that tickets for the show sold out in super fast time, but Phones 4u is giving you one last chance to get in on the action. We’ve got two pairs of tickets to give away, so you could be joining us at the Arena to witness the Arctic Monkeys at their very best.
To be in with a chance of seeing one of 2013’s biggest music acts, simply follow Eventim on Twitter and retweet this article with the hashtag #wintickets and cross your fingers. The competition starts today and ends this Thursday (17 October) at 1pm. So, what you waiting for? Good Luck!
To buy tickets for all other events at the Phones 4u Arena Manchester you can now download the Eventim app, which is available for iOS (iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and iPhone 4s) and Android (which runs on handsets such as the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4).
This guest post was written by Sarah Hazelwood of Phones 4u, the mobile upgrade experts and home of #projectupgrade