Arctic Monkeys

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Sun, Sep 24, 8 pm
Moda Center Lloyd District (Portland)
This is an in-person event
All Ages
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"With their nervy and literate indie rock sound, Arctic Monkeys arrived in 2005 with a blast. Assisted by rave reviews and online word of mouth (they were one of the first bands to benefit from social media), the band quickly became a sensation in the United Kingdom, where they were seen as the heir apparent to the throne left vacant by Oasis and the Libertines. Buoyed by the single "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor," their 2006 debut Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not briefly grabbed the title of fastest-selling album in British history. It landed on top of both the U.K. and U.S. rock album charts and took home the Mercury Prize. What set the group apart was Alex Turner, a singer/songwriter with a biting wit and grasp of English vernacular (not dissimilar to Paul Weller, the godfather of modern British rock). However, driven by their maverick creative spirit, Arctic Monkeys have proven highly unpredictable, reworking classic rock traditions on 2007's Favourite Worst Nightmare and beefing up their guitars with the assistance of Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme on 2009's Humbug. Eventually, they also laced in some of the louche lounge aspects of Turner's swinging side project the Last Shadow Puppets, as on 2013's AM, 2018's arty Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino, and 2022's The Car, but by that point, the band were a staple throughout the world: a respected, adventurous, and successful group who could easily be called Britain's biggest band of the early 21st century." (Promo Copy)
On sale Friday 10/7 at 10 AM

Moda Center

1 Center Court Portland, OR 97227 Venue website

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