Arctic Monkeys will embrace their step up to the big time with a tour of huge arenas in November.

The Sheffield rockers, who today celebrate the start of their second week atop the album charts with their third record, Humbug (which we adore), will begin in lucky Liverpool on Friday 13 November before wrapping up the tour in Dublin two weeks later.

The tour is set to be an indication of big the band can get. Other bands have turned to arenas as they look to expand their live sound, and then struggled for somewhere to go next. It will be interesting to see how Arctic Monkeys cope with the step up.

The dates in full:

NOVEMBER

13 LIVERPOOL, Echo Arena
14 SHEFFIELD, Arena
16 NEWCASTLE, MetroRadio Arena
18 LONDON, Wembley Arena
20 BIRMINGHAM, NIA
21 MANCHESTER, MEN Arena
22 NOTTINGHAM, Trent FM Arena
24 GLASGOW, SECC
25 BELFAST, The Odyssey
26 DUBLIN, The O2

This article was written for TMM.

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