Arctic Monkeys New Album Makes Historical Chart Debut

Arctic Monkeys have become the first indie-released act to earn five consecutive Number One albums on the UK album charts after their new effort, AM, debuted at the top of the charts.

AM tops the UK Album Charts after selling over 157,000 copies during its first week of release. The band is also expected to make a Top 10 chart debut in the U.S.

AM is also a finalist for the prestigious 2013 Mercury Prize which is awarded to one outstanding British album each year. The band received the award in 2006 for their debut "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not." This year's award will be announced in London on October 30th.

On this side of the pond, the band kicked off their North American tour of intimate venues on Monday night with a sold out show at New York City's famed Webster Hall.

The tour is set to run for the next three and half weeks and will hit major markets across the U.S. before wrapping up on October 11th at the Austin City Limits Festival in Austin, TX.

U.S. fans that can't catch them on tour will be able to see the band perform live on TV when they are the musical guests on the October 9th edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Tour Dates

9/17 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club # (sold out)
9/18 Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage at the Mann Center for Performing Arts^
9/21 Atlanta, GA @ Music Midtown Festival
9/23 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater + (sold out)
9/26 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater *
9/27 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater *
9/29 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern * (sold out)
9/30 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern * (sold out)
10/1 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern * (sold out)
10/4 Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
10/5 Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theatre (sold out)
10/7 Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29 %
10/8 Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works %
10/9 Birmingham, AL @ Iron City- Birmingham %
10/11 Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival

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