Arctic Monkeys have taken to their social media to show their support for legendary Sheffield venue The Leadmill, following concerns they they are at risk of closure due to a landlord issue.
The Sheffield group shared a post from the venue talking about the issue on their Instagram stories.
The Leadmill, which recently celebrated its 40th year, issued a statement speaking about the possible closure. They are encouraging those who want to support the venue to use the hashtag #WeCantLoseLeadmill and to share their memories of the venue.
They said: “Today we have received some devastating news that in 1 year’s time, our Landlord is trying to evict us, forcing us to close. Since 1980 The Leadmill has spent millions of pounds on what was a derelict warehouse, transforming it into one of the U.K’s most respected venues where countless acts from across the globe have performed over the years. Please show your support by sharing this news & sharing your best memories that we can gather to help show them reasons why #WeCantLoseLeadmill”
Electric Group are the owners of the venue, alongside a portfolio of venues in other UK cities. They have also issued a statement confirming that the venue will continue on as a music venue after renovations take place.
The Leadmill management have hit back saying that as they own the brand and so any future venue could not use The Leadmill name.
Whilst no new music has been announced as yet, another album is expected to be on the way from Arctic Monkeys later this year, with them being featured as headliners at several festivals, including Reading and Leeds 2022.