Arctic Monkeys announce 2023 headline Brisbane show – here’s how to get tickets

The Brits are back!

They’ve already announced their headline slot at this year’s Falls Festival, now British rock royalty Arctic Monkeys are preparing to take their mammoth live show to outdoor stages around the country in January 2023.

Last here in 2019 on a mammoth run of sold-out arena shows in support of their polarising six album Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, four years on Alex Turner, Jamie Cook, Nick O’Malley and Matt Helders are ready to make their hugely anticipated live return Down Under.

We know the band have been working on new music – they’ve confirmed it themselves – so now the question is, how much new music will we hear on this tour? Heck, with some big international headline slots incoming, we might even get the album before they land here.

Speaking to Mike Dolbear for this year’s DrumathonLIVE 2022 about the record, Arctic Monkeys drummer, Matt Helders said, “It kinda like picks up where [Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino] left off musically…it’s never gonna be like [2012 AM single] ‘R U Mine?’ and all that stuff again, you know, the heavy riffs and stuff…but there are riffs in there and [it’s] a bit more up-tempo, even though it’s not loud..It’s hard to explain.”

Arctic Monkeys 2023 Australia Tour Dates

General public tickets are on sale from Friday 17 June @ 12pm (local time)

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The Sheffield band have released six studio albums to date.

2006’s Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not was the fastest-selling debut album in UK chart history upon its release, winning the Mercury Music Prize (the band has been nominated a further three times) and giving us Arctic Monkeys staples like ‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor‘, ‘Mardy Bum‘, and ‘Fake Tales of San Francisco‘.

Never a band to make the same album twice, it was followed by Favourite Worst Nightmare (2007), Humbug (2009), Suck It And See (2011), AM (2013), and Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino (2018).

About to get back on the road, the band have got a huge 2022 in store. From August, Arctic Monkeys will headline festivals across the globe including Lowlands, Pukkelpop, Rock En Seine, Reading and Leeds, Electric Picnic, Primavera Sound and more, before ringing in the new year at Australia’s Lost Paradise, Falls Festival and Heaps Good.

With their acclaimed kaleidoscopic sound, Melbourne groove masters Mildlife will open proceedings in Brisbane. The band recently wrapped a slew of northern hemisphere tour dates, with new recording Live From South Chanel Island out now.

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Arctic Monkeys 2023 Australia Tour Ticket Tips

When are Arctic Monkeys bringing their headline tour to Australia?

Following a headline slot at the 2022-23 Falls Festival, Arctic Monkeys will perform headline shows around Australia in January 2023. Tickets are on sale via

When do tickets to Arctic Monkey’s Australian tour go on sale?

Tickets to Arctic Monkeys Australian shows in January 2023 will go on sale to the general public from Friday 17 June @ 12pm (local time). Tickets are on sale via

Log into your Ticketmaster account and update your password if needed!

Get in early and ensure all your MyTicketmaster account details are up to date – from your password to your card details and your phone number.

Ticketmaster will regularly ask you to update your password to ensure the security of your account – you don’t want to get stuck having to change your password while the ticket timer is counting down during onsale as you can risk losing the incredible tickets you have secured.

Instead, now that you know you want to purchase tickets, log into your account and update your password today to ensure you are ready to nab those tickets.

Get to know Ticketmaster’s Smart Queue

If you aren’t familiar with Smart Queue, it is Ticketmaster’s way of creating a clear and fair process for thousands of fans to buy tickets in a short space of time. Fans enter the virtual Waiting Room prior to onsale time before joining the Smart Queue – which acts as a ‘virtual line’, helping us protect you and your tickets in a more effective way.

The time you join the Waiting Room does not determine your place in the Smart Queue, so we recommend joining at least 10 minutes prior to the event going on sale.

When the sale begins, the Smart Queue will open and everyone in the Waiting Room is given a place in line. Those who did not join the Waiting Room will be placed at the end of the line.

  • Sign in to your Ticketmaster account at least 10 minutes before joining the Waiting Room. This will speed up your purchase later.
  • Confirm you have a valid form of payment in your account with current email and billing information. This will make checkout a breeze.
  • Resist the urge to refresh. Your page will automatically refresh when you enter the Smart Queue.
  • Keep an eye on the time! When it’s your turn, your spot will be held for 10 minutes to begin shopping.
  • Just like before, tickets are always based on availability, demand, and are not guaranteed.

Find out more about Ticketmaster’s Waiting Room and Smart Queue here

Are there VIP packages available?

No, there are no VIP Packages on this tour.

Get to know Mobile Tickets!

All tickets purchased to Arctic Monkey’s 2023 Australian tour via Ticketmaster are digital, meaning you can easily access your tickets on your phone via the Ticketmaster app or the web browser on your mobile phone, add them straight to your phone’s ticket wallet, and share them with your friends and family.

No PDFs, no printing, and no paper mean that you’ve always got your ticket with you.

Download the Ticketmaster App, and find more information about Mobile Tickets, here.

Top tip: To make entry on event day as quick as possible, we recommend adding your tickets to your phone’s wallet before arriving at the venue!

How do I purchase Accessible Seating tickets?

Fans who require accessible tickets can purchase these through the General Public page. Please select the number of wheelchair, accessible, and/or companion card tickets you would like to purchase.

If you need to talk to a Customer Service Representative, please call 1300 446 925. Please note, this phone number is reserved for patrons with accessibility requirements and companion cardholders and can not process any other ticketing requests.

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Hints and tips for improving your chances of getting Arctic Monkeys tickets

Make sure you have a My Ticketmaster account

Get the basics covered before tickets go on sale by logging in and checking your Ticketmaster account ahead of time. If you don’t have a Ticketmaster Account then make sure you sign up in advance –

Sign into your My Ticketmaster account ahead of time

Remember to triple check your passwords, account information, and billing information are all filled in correctly in advance, that way you’re not facing any last-minute account updates when trying to process your order.

Keep your options open with ‘Best Available’

Save time by searching “Best Available,” which scans all sections fast – it’s quicker than searching sections one at a time.

Keep an eye on the clock

There will be a time limit applied to all transactions as they’re progressed through the ticket purchasing stages. Remember to keep an eye on the timer on your screen and move through the processing pages as quickly as possible (this is even easier when you’ve completed the account set-up stage we mentioned above).

Don’t refresh your screen

Stick to one window while you’re in the Waiting Room and when you’re being pushed through the Smart Queue and always resist the urge to refresh.

Hitting the refresh button means you’ll lose your place in the queue and, as frustrating as it can get, patience is the only way to win this game. Ticketmaster is equipped with sophisticated systems that are designed to manage and process ticket purchases as quickly as possible. The queuing system that appears on your screen will place you at the front of the line as soon as possible.

Remember: there are a lot of fans

We’re expecting this to be a very popular event. When a popular event goes on sale there are hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of customers all attempting to purchase tickets at the same time. Tickets are sold as long as seats are available, and sometimes they go very quickly.

Be sure to follow the above tips to ensure you have the best chance of snapping up some tickets.

Arctic Monkeys will bring their mammoth headline show to stages around Australia in January 2023, including Brisbane’s Riverstage on Wednesday 11 January. Tickets are on sale via

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