BBC urged to give Arctic Monkeys own show
Arctic Monkeys so need their own show (Picture: Handout)

Fans have been going wild for the Arctic Monkeys new tour dates and now theyre asking for more.

A petition has been kicked off to get the lads their own BBC show, an hour-long live concert special.

Already its garnered 2,200 signatures, with the aim of hitting 2,500.

The profile was setup by James Gillen, who has called on fellow fans of the popular Sheffield band to tweet commissioning executive at BBC Music, Rachel Davies, asking her to get the one-off broadcast to celebrate the release of their hotly-anticipated sixth studio album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, commissioned.

If fans get their way, Alex Turner and co would follow in the footsteps of the likes of Sam Smith, U2 and Adele in having an … At the BBC show broadcast.

The petition reads: After recent BBC shows focusing on Sam Smith and U2, the format would be the perfect opportunity to showcase Arctic Monkeys and the top quality British songwriting of Alex Turner to a national audience.


The BBC have responded: All new programme ideas should be submitted to the BBC via its commissioning website, BBC Pitch.

The Do I Wanna Know rockers recently had to extend their UK tour due to demand.

Theyll now play four consecutive nights at Londons The O2, adding gigs on 12 and 13 September.

And theyve also added additional Newcastle, Sheffield and Birmingham shows.

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It comes off the back of the announcement that their long-awaited new album will be released in May.

The Sheffield band – Matt Helders, Jamie Cook and Nick OMalley – took to Twitter to reveal that Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino will drop next month.

The band tweeted: Our new album Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino will be released on May 11th, 2018. [sic]

The new LP marks the first studio album since 2013.

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