Some Arctic Monkeys have been left frustrated and disappointed by the revelation that tickets for the Sheffield band’s latest tour will cost as much as £80.
Yesterday Far Out reported the news that the band have revealed details of a UK and Ireland tour which will take place in September. Having announced their sixth album Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino, Arctic Monkeys have added to their previously announced festival dates with a series of huge arena shows in Manchester, London, Birmingham, Sheffield, Dublin, and Newcastle.
However, following the revelation that tickets will cost between £45-£80, the band’s devoted fanbase have been left divided. George, a fan of the band since the early days, said: “Wouldn’t pay £80 to see Arctic Monkeys and that’s coming from a fan who has been there since the first record,” he said on Twitter before adding “Go to a local show and have a better time supporting your mates.”
“Arctic Monkeys charging £80 for tickets?! Cost me £12 in 2005,” another fan pointed out. “I paid £33 the last time I saw Arctic Monkeys. £80 is utterly outrageous-you can go to a cheap festival for less than that,” another said.
arctic monkeys trying to charge 80 quid for tickets? pic.twitter.com/wdZfMEJm4n
— declan (@nosebIunt) April 9, 2018
apparently the quality of an arctic monkeys show has improved so much it’d cost twice that of the last tour. daylight robbery pic.twitter.com/sFaEpPpOaD
— yoda he is (@sageofaquarium) April 9, 2018