Arctic Monkey’s return to their hometown….

Arctic Monkey’s fans rejoice as the foursome have announced that they will be playing two dates in their hometown in June.

The band, who haven’t played in Sheffield since 2009, confirmed the gig on 7th February, explaining that they would be playing on 10th and 11th June at the Don Valley Bowl.

The band received heavy criticism the last time they played in Sheffield. Many critics claimed that the band were at their best when they played to a smaller audience instead of arena tours.

Miles Kane, who works with Alex Turner on the duo’s side project, The Last Shadow Puppets, will be supporting the band on both of the dates.

The four piece are currently in the US recording their fourth album.

A spokesperson for the Don Valley Bowl said the band were keen to play the gigs in a “more creative” setting and were using a marquee.

In a statement the band said: “We’re really looking forward to playing Sheffield with our special guests. It’s great doing our own event and it’s going to be a wonderful couple of days in our hometown.”

Tickets on sale 10 February.

After the band’s last gig in their hometown received split reviews, Steel City News want to know what you think of the Arctic Monkeys playing in Sheffield? Take the poll below to share your views….

By Laura Browse.

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