Arctic Monkeys have dropped the second taster of their new album ‘The Car’.
Titled ‘Body Paint’, the new single follows up on first preview ‘There’d Better Be A Mirrorball’, which marked the band’s first new material since 2018’s ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’.
‘Body Paint’ was given its live debut at Brooklyn’s 3000-capacity Kings Theatre during an intimate performance last Thursday (September 22nd). Whilst in New York, Arctic Monkeys also recorded a musical appearance for Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show which is due to air tonight – the song’s first appearance on television.
As well as their new album, the band will kick off a supporting tour at Bristol’s Ashton Gate on 29th May. They’ll then be calling off in Coventry, two nights in Manchester, Middlesbrough, Norwich, two nights at Sheffield’s Hillsborough Park, Swansea, Southampton, another two nights at London’s Emirates Stadium, Dublin and Glasgow.
They’ll be supported on the dates by The Hives and The Mysterines. They’re also, interestingly, suspiciously free on Glastonbury weekend…
Tickets go on sale 30th September at 9am.
The dates read:
29 Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol
31 Building Society Arena, Coventry
2 Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
3 Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
5 Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough
7 Carrow Road Stadium, Norwich
9 Hillsborough Park, Sheffield
10 Hillsborough Park, Sheffield
12 Swansea.com Stadium, Swansea
14 The Ageas Bowl, Southampton
16 Emirates Stadium, London
17 Emirates Stadium, London
20 Marlay Park, Dublin
25 Bellahouston Park, Glasgow
‘The Car’ will be released in full on October 21st via Domino. The full tracklist reads:
1. There’d Better Be A Mirrorball
2. I Ain’t Quite Where I Think I Am
3. Sculptures Of Anything Goes
4. Jet Skis On The Moat
5. Body Paint
6. The Car
7. Big Ideas
8. Hello You
9. Mr Schwartz
10. Perfect Sense