Following closely on the success of Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, the Arctic Monkeys have announced the release of their new album Favourite Worst Nightmare, which will be available internationally on April 23. The first song, “Brianstorm,” will come out on April 16, ensuring a build-up for CD sales. The new effort will feature the recording debut of bassist Nick O’Malley, who replaced founding member Andy Nicholson last year.
In an interview with Billboard, producer James Ford gave a blasé quote as to the feel of the album, saying "It's quite a bit heavier in some places – there's also some really nice songs on there. Some of the songs maybe [have] more depth to them. [It's] maybe not quite as instant as the first one." However, while “maybe” more depth and “some really nice” songs may seem like setting the bar too low for a band that has won a Grammy, Americans should remember that Ford is British.
- Track list:
D Is for Dangerous
Only Ones Who Know
Do Me a Favour
This House Is a Circus
If You Were There, Beware
The Bad Thing
Old Yellow Bricks
The new material is set to be unveiled live for the first time on April 27 set at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, California, and will continue the run on a 15-date tour to support the alblum.
- Tour dates:
May 1 – Warfield Theatre, San Francisco
May 2 – Roseland Theatre, Portland, Ore.
May 3 – Showbox, Seattle
May 4 – Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver
May 7 – First Avenue, Minneapolis
May 8 – Riviera Theatre, ChicagoMay 9 – Clutch Cargo's, Pontiac, Mich.
May 11 – Kool Haus, Toronto
May 12 – Theatre Olympia, Montreal
May 13 – Avalon, Boston
May 15 – Hammerstein Ballroom, New York
May 16 – 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.
May 17 – Electric Factory, Philadelphia
May 19 – The Tabernacle, Atlanta
May 20 – Hard Rock Live, Orlando, Fla.
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