17 Facts About Arctic Monkeys


Arctic Monkeys are an English rock band formed in Sheffield in 2002.

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Arctic Monkeys were heralded as one of the first bands to come to public attention via the Internet, with commentators suggesting they represented the possibility of a change in the way in which new bands are promoted and marketed.

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Arctic Monkeys were formed in mid-2002 by friends Alex Turner, Matt Helders, and Andy Nicholson.

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The name "Arctic Monkeys" was Cook's idea, and is perhaps a play on "northern monkey", a derogatory term for someone from northern England.

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In May 2005, Arctic Monkeys released the EP Five Minutes with Arctic Monkeys on their own 'Bang Bang' label, featuring the songs "Fake Tales of San Francisco" and "From the Ritz to the Rubble".

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Arctic Monkeys denied this on their website, dubbing the newspaper "The Daily Stir".

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Arctic Monkeys said that he couldn't deal with the band's fame and success over the previous six months.

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Arctic Monkeys headlined the Glastonbury Festival on 22 June 2007, the highlights of which were aired on BBC2.

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Arctic Monkeys embarked on the first leg of the worldwide Humbug Tour in January 2009 and went on to headline 2009's Reading and Leeds Festivals.

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In doing so, Arctic Monkeys became only the second band in history to debut four albums in a row at the top of the charts.

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Arctic Monkeys embarked in May 2011 on their Suck It and See Tour.

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Arctic Monkeys headlined the 2013 Open'er Festival in Gdynia, Poland and played on the main stage on 4 July.

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On 23 and 24 May 2014, Arctic Monkeys held one of their biggest shows to date, playing to approximately 80, 000 crowds across two days shows at Finsbury Park with the support act by Tame Impala, Miles Kane, and Royal Blood.

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Arctic Monkeys headlined the Reading and Leeds Festival in August 2014.

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Arctic Monkeys listened to hip hop acts such as Outkast, Eminem, Wu-Tang Clan and Roots Manuva, amongst others.

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Arctic Monkeys cited John Lennon, Ray Davies, Nick Cave and Method Man as major influences lyrically.

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Arctic Monkeys cited Outkast, Aaliyah and Black Sabbath as influences for the album on the song "Arabella".

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