About SBS

SBS MLB Baseball Tickets

SBS NFL Football Tickets

SBS NBA Basketball Tickets

SBS Concert Tickets

SBS Public Library

SBS in the Classroom

SBS Sports Tickets

SBS Sports Book Store

Contact Us


Login for Sims:


Click here for the Arctic Monkeys Forum

Arctic Monkeys Music Concert Tickets Exchange
and Arctic Monkeys Music Download Center

Arctic Monkeys are a new group from England, taking America by -- tree! You can buy or sell Arctic Monkeys tickets, download Arctic Monkeys music, or read about Arctic Monkeys -- all here.

For Arctic Monkeys Bio, click here.

Real Rhapsody music download system - an emerging popular music download, click below

Arctic Monkeys 2006 Concert Tour Tickets are below.
Event Date Venue Price Range

Arctic Monkeys Tickets 3/13

7:00 PM

Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, CA

$140 - $175

Buy  Sell

Arctic Monkeys Tickets 3/15

9:00 PM

Henry Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, CA

$115 - $171

Buy  Sell

Arctic Monkeys Tickets 3/18

7:00 PM

Metro in Chicago, IL

$95 - $171

Buy  Sell

Arctic Monkeys Tickets 3/21

7:00 PM

Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto, ON

$118 - $118

Buy  Sell

Arctic Monkeys Tickets 3/22

7:00 PM

La Sala Rossa in Montreal, PQ

Buy  Sell

Arctic Monkeys Tickets 3/23

9:00 PM

Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA

$65 - $80

Buy  Sell

Arctic Monkeys Tickets 3/25

7:00 PM

Webster Hall in New York, NY

$250 - $1000

Buy  Sell

Arctic Monkeys Tickets 3/26

8:00 PM

Starlight Ballroom in Philadelphia, PA

$44 - $98

Buy  Sell

Arctic Monkeys Tickets 3/27

7:30 PM

9:30 Club in Washington, DC

$42 - $118

Buy  Sell

Arctic Monkeys Tickets 3/29

7:00 PM

Crocodile Cafe in Seattle, WA

Buy  Sell

The Biography of Celene Dion

Arctic Monkeys

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jump to: navigation, search

OriginSheffield, England
Years active2002–present
Label(s)Domino Records
MembersAlex Turner
Jamie Cook
Andy Nicholson
Matt Helders
Past members{{{past_members}}}

Arctic Monkeys are a four-piece indie rock band from High Green, a suburb of Sheffield, England. Their debut single, "I Bet You Look Good On the Dancefloor", and the follow up "When The Sun Goes Down", went straight to number one in the UK Singles Chart. The band's debut album, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, holds the record for the largest first week sales of a debut album in the UK. The band's northern roots, often seen as a key element of the band's style, have seen them billed as a "northern Libertines", while their unique sound and wry lyrics—often social commentaries—have been compared to the The Jam, Pulp and The Streets.




Established in 2002, the band consists of:

Alex Turner

Alex (born 1986) is the band's lead vocalist and plays the guitar. He first met drummer Matt Helders at Barnsley College. He has maintained a very private life, and shunned media publicity when declared the Coolest Man On The Planet by NME magazine in December 2005.

Jamie "Cookie" Cook

Jamie is the band's lead guitartist and also provides backing vocals.

Andy Nicholson

Again a backing vocalist, Andy plays bass guitar for the band.

Matthew "The Cat" Helders

The drummer who attended Barnsley College alognside Turner, he was also born in 1986. He is the most comprehensive backing vocalist, appearing in the tracks "You Probably Couldn't See For The Lights But You Were Looking Straight at Me" and "I Bet You Look Good On the Dancefloor". Like the other three members, Helders has largely avoided the spotlight.



After Turner and Helders met at Barnsley College in 2002, the pair asked for instruments as a Christmas present. They formed a band with Cook as guitarist. Although it has been reported that they named themselves after Helders' uncle's band, they later admitted that this wasn't true - telling the Bolton Evening News (no, really) that they had made the story up because they were bored in an interview, and were amazed that it had been accepted as fact. They began rehearsing in a warehouse in Neepsend [1]. Their first gig came on 13 June 2003 at The Grapes in Sheffield city-centre.

They first started to gain the attention of the mainstream public when their demos were made available to download on the internet in late 2004. Around this time they began to receive a great deal of attention from BBC Radio 1 and the British tabloid press for their catchy songs and witty lyrics.

Their appearance on the Carling Stage at the 2005 Reading and Leeds Festivals was hyped by much of the music press – NME in particular – and the band was received by an unusually large crowd for the billing they played. The critically acclaimed performance even included spontaneous sing-alongs from the band's most devoted fans. Impressively, this included tracks that were only available as demos on the Internet. It was at this time that vocalist Alex Turner took the opportunity to rebuff claims that his band could not live up to the hype that has followed their emergence, and declared, "It feels like a moment, us playing here."

In May 2005, Arctic Monkeys released their first EP, Five Minutes with Arctic Monkeys, featuring the songs "Fake Tales of San Francisco" and "From the Ritz to the Rubble". This release was limited to 1000 CDs and 500 7" records, but was also available to download from the iTunes Music Store.

Their popularity rapidly grew after several shows. James "The Sheriff" Sheriff (now webmaster of the band's official website), put the contents of Beneath the Boardwalk – a renamed upload of one of the band's demo CDs - freely available to download from his webpage. These tracks quickly became available on several peer-to-peer file-sharing networks.

Record deals

All the while, the band were resisting the temptations of signing to a record deal, to the extent that record company scouts were barred from their gigs. Their logic - "We've got this far without them - why should we let them in"[2], was illustrated with a series of sell-out gigs across the UK. October 2005 saw the band sell out the London Astoria, with 2000 fans singing the words to every song despite the band having released a single limited edition EP. Declaring their rampant rise to stardom via the Internet "amazing", Turner added "I'm sure one day it will come back and bite us in the arse". The band's novel method of reaching the number 1 spot has led some to suggest that it could signal a change in how new bands achieve recognition. [3]

The grass-roots, chat-room frenzy surrounding the band eventually lured record company scouts. Although originally intending to go it alone, the band ended up signing to Domino Records in June 2005. The temptation of money saw the band almost sign for "another label", but the band were attracted by Domino owner Laurence Bell, who ran the label from his flat and only signed bands that he liked personally [4]. "The UK's Daily Star tabloid newspaper reported that this was followed in October 2005 by a £1m publishing deal with EMI and a £725,000 contract with Epic for the United States [5]. This was strenously denied, however, on the band's official website, which dubbed the paper "The Daily Stir".

They have received some criticisms, based largely around the media furore that has surrounded their rise [6]. Critics have claimed that they are one in a long line of largely overhyped "NME bands."


Their first single after signing to Domino, "I Bet You Look Good On the Dancefloor", was released on 17 October 2005 and went straight to #1 on the UK Singles Chart, selling 38,962 copies and beating McFly and Robbie Williams in the process. Three days later, the band made their first appearance on the cover of NME. Their second single, "When The Sun Goes Down" (having been renamed from its original guise as "Scummy"), was released on 16 January 2006 and also went straight to #1 on the UK Singles Chart, selling 38,922 copies and dethroning Shayne Ward.

The band finished recording their debut album at Chapel Studios in Lincolnshire during September 2005. Its name was confirmed as Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not in early December, with release originally intended for 30 January 2006. Although widely expected to be one of the biggest releases of 2006 with thousands of copies pre-ordered, early versions of many tracks were already freely available to download from the band's pre-label demo CDs. On 5 January 2006, Domino announced the album's release would be brought forward one week to the 23 January "due to high demand". While the same thing was done with the release of Franz Ferdinand, there has been continued speculation that the move came as a result of the album's leak and the impact of file sharing - a controversial suggestion given file-sharing's part in establishing the band's incredibly large and dedicated fanbase.

Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not became the fastest selling debut album in chart history, selling 363,735 physical copies in the first week[7]. This smashed the previous record of 306,631 copies held by Hear'say with their debut Popstars, and is likely to be even higher once online downloads of the album are added [8]. The record's first day sales alone - 118,501 copies - made it the fastest selling debut rock album, and would have been enough to secure the Number One chart position.

Awards and Achievements



Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not:

  • fastest selling debut album in UK chart history.
  • Voted 5th greatest British album of all time by NME magazine (January 2006) [9].

Television appearances

October 2005 saw the group's only appearances on television, performing on Popworld (15 October), E4 Music and Later with Jools Holland (28 October 2005). Since these appearances, however, the band have gained a degree of notoriety by refusing to play on any further TV shows [10]. The band have repeatedly turned down offers to play on the BBC's long running chart show, Top of the Pops, as well as ITV's CD:UK. The band's refusal to attend the 2006 Brit Awards was originally seen as another snub to television, although a statement explained that it was in fact due to their prior commitments on the NME Awards tour.

On 12 November 2005, the Monkeys' Liverpool gig was featured on MTV2's Gonzo on Tour. The footage was broadcast two weeks prior to the rest of the Gonzo On Tour, co-inciding with the week "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor" went to UK Number One.





  1. "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor" - released 17 October 2005 #1 UK;
  2. "When The Sun Goes Down" - released 16 January 2006 #1 UK


Debut World Tour

The Monkeys' debut world tour began in Liverpool on 2 October 2005. Beginning with performances across Britain, the tour included gigs in The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Canada and the USA. Although originally scheduled to finish in Tokyo, Japan, on 23 November, further dates were subsequently added in Spain, Sweden and Denmark for December 2005.

The UK leg of the tour saw every show selling out and some venues having to be upgraded to handle the demand. Tickets with a face value of £7 were being resold on eBay for over £100 a pair. The band's home gig in Sheffield had a second night added due to floor space being required for film crews.

NME Awards Tour

January and February 2006 will see the band playing alongside Maxïmo Park, We Are Scientists and Mystery Jets on the NME Awards tour. The tour consists of a series of gigs in the UK and Ireland, including Glasgow, London, Manchester, Dublin, Edinburgh, Cardiff and the band's home town Sheffield.

North American Tour 2006

In March 2006 the band will go on their first long North American tour, playing headlining gigs in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, amongst others. In addition to these, the band will be the opening act for Oasis show at the 15,000-capacity Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

April 2006 UK Tour

On 30 January 2006, James Sheriff announced details of the Monkeys' UK tour in April 2006. The tour, beginning on 13 April in Nottingham (Rock City), consists of 12 gigs around the UK and culminates on 27 April at Brixton Academy in London. Advanced tickets to all 12 shows were made available on the Monkeys' web-site at 6pm that night, and sold out witin 1 hour.

Tickets were put on general release at 6pm on 2 February, available online, by phone or box office. All 13 gigs were sold out within 10 minutes, with queuing at some venues beginning in the early hours of the morning.



External links

Official Links

Fan Sites

Other Links

Return to SBS Ticket Mall Main Page


Top Music Concert Tickets

Concert Tickets

Artists A - C
311 Tickets
Aerosmith Tickets
Aerosmith and Lenny Kravitz Tickets
Alan Jackson Tickets
Alison Krauss Tickets
Allman Brothers Tickets
Andreas Vollenweider Tickets
Arctic Monkeys Tickets
Avenged Sevenfold Tickets
B.B. King Tickets
Bamboozle Festival Tickets
Barry Manilow Tickets
Beach Boys Tickets
Belle and Sebastian Tickets
Ben Folds Tickets
Ben Harper Tickets
Benise Tickets
Big Head Todd and the Monsters Tickets
Big and Rich Tickets
Bill Gaither Tickets
Billy Bragg Tickets
Billy Currington Tickets
Billy Joel Tickets
Black Eyed Peas Tickets
Bob Weir and Ratdog Tickets
Bon Jovi Tickets
Bonnaroo Music Festival Tickets
Bonnie Raitt Tickets
Brad Paisley Tickets
Brooks and Dunn Tickets
Burt Bacharach Tickets
Cat Power Tickets
Celine Dion Tickets
Celtic Woman Tickets
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Tickets
Clint Black Tickets
Coachella Music Festival Tickets
Coldplay Tickets
Collective Soul Tickets

Artists D - G
Damian Marley
Dave Mason and Leon Russell Tickets
Dave Matthews Band Tickets
Dave Matthews Tickets
David Gilmour Tickets
David Gray Tickets
David Sanborn Tickets
Deftones Tickets
Depeche Mode Tickets
Diamond Head Crater Celebration Tickets
Dion Tickets
Donald Fagen Tickets
Doo Wop Reunion Tickets
Dream Theater Tickets
Dropkick Murphys Tickets
Dwight Yoakam Tickets
Earth, Wind and Fire Tickets
Eddie Money Tickets
Electric Six Tickets
Elton John Tickets
Elvis Costello Tickets
Emiliana Torrini Tickets
Engelbert Humperdinck Tickets
Essence Music Festival Tickets
Fall Out Boy Tickets
Fishfest Tickets
Flogging Molly Tickets
Frankie Valli Tickets
Freddie Jackson Tickets
George Jones Tickets
George Strait Tickets
George Thorogood Tickets
Ginuwine Tickets
Global Gathering Tickets
Gordon Lightfoot Tickets
Great Big Sea Tickets
Gretchen Wilson Tickets
Guster Tickets

Artists H - K
HEART Benefit: Elton John , Celine Dion and Jerry Seinfeld Tickets
Hall and Oates Tickets
Heart Tickets
INXS Tickets
Jagermeister Music Tour Featuring Disturbed Tickets
James Blunt Tickets
James Taylor Tickets
Jamie Cullum Tickets
Jeff Tweedy Tickets
Jimmy Buffett Tickets
John Prine Tickets
Johnny Mathis Tickets
Juan Gabriel Tickets
Juanes Tickets
Keep Hope Alive Concert Tickets
Keith Urban Tickets
Keller Williams Tickets
Kenny Chesney Tickets
Kid Rock Tickets
Kokua Festival Tickets
Korn Tickets
Kronos Quartet Tickets

Artists L - O
Little Feat Tickets
Live Tickets
Lonestar Tickets
Lou Reed Tickets
Lynyrd Skynyrd Tickets
Madonna Tickets
Martina McBride Tickets
Matisyahu Tickets
Michael Buble Tickets
Michael McDonald Tickets
Moody Blues Tickets
Motley Crue Tickets
New Jack Tour Tickets
Nickelback Tickets
Nine Inch Nails Tickets
O.A.R. Tickets
OJays and Temptations Tickets
Oasis Tickets

Artists P - S
Peter Frampton Tickets
Phil Lesh and Friends Tickets
Phil Vassar Tickets
Pink Floyd Laser Show Tickets
Pink Martini Tickets
Pointer Sisters Tickets
Prince Tickets
Queen Tickets
Rascal Flatts Tickets
Rick Springfield Tickets
Ricky Martin Tickets
Rob Thomas Tickets
Rob Zombie Tickets
Rolling Stones Tickets
Ronan Tynan Tickets
Santana Tickets
Saves the Day Tickets
Scott Stapp Tickets
She Wants Revenge Tickets
Sheryl Crow Tickets
Sigur Ros Tickets
Social Distortion Tickets
Soul 2 Soul Tour Featuring Faith Hill and Tim McGraw Tickets
Stereolab Tickets
Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme Tickets
Stevie Wonder Tickets
Sting Tickets
Styx Tickets
Switchfoot Tickets

Artists T - Z
Taste of Chaos Tickets
Tempe Music Festival Tickets
The Academy Is Tickets
The Cult Tickets
The Four Tops Tickets
The Fray Tickets
The Pogues Tickets
The Pretenders Tickets
The Saw Doctors Tickets
The Starting Line Tickets
The Strokes Tickets
Third Day Tickets
Toby Keith Tickets
Tom Jones Tickets
Toni Braxton Tickets
Tower of Power Tickets
Trace Adkins Tickets
Train Tickets
Travis Tritt Tickets
U2 Tickets
Umphreys McGee Tickets
Valentine Super Love Jam Tickets
Van Morrison Tickets
Wilco Tickets
Willie Nelson Tickets
Wu Tang Clan Tickets
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Tickets
Yellowcard Tickets

SBS FogDog

Now you can purchase sports clothing with SBS and FogDog!

Copyright 2004 © - Sports Business Simulations - All Rights Reserved
Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy
Powered by Forio Business Simulations
Site design by KJ Herrera Design
"Learn To Run" music theme by Allan Dones P A