Arctic Monkeys fans celebrated the arrival of the British rock band’s first album in nearly five years on Thursday night with the release of Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino. The 11-song album certainly welcomes the popular rock band back into the mainstream conversation as they get ready to tour the globe starting later this week with their first batch of concert dates around Europe.
On Sunday, the band shared their first visual promotion of the new album with a luxurious new music video for “Four Out Of Five.” The video can be watched in full above, and opens with singer/guitarist Alex Turner sitting at a piano in one of the many incredible rooms found within Castle Howard in Yorkshire, England, where the video was primarily filmed. The video’s cinematography goes from the feeling of weird and smoothly erratic camera movements like something out of a Wes Anderson film, to closely following Turner around the wealthy estate. The rest of the band eventually trickles into the camera’s view as they are seen performing for a possible music video shoot within the actual video! Very meta, in an insanely English Royal kind of way.
The members of Arctic Monkeys started their live campaign earlier this month with a pair of concerts in San Diego before coming to New York City to appear on “The Tonight Show” and perform at Brooklyn Steel last week. The band will bounce back between Europe and North America starting with some overseas dates in May and playing their first batch of U.S. shows come mid-June. In addition to headlining a few major festivals including Firefly and ACL Fest, the band will also make appearances at New York’s Forest Hills Stadium and southern California’s Santa Barbara Bowl in the fall.
Tickets for select shows on the band’s 2018 world tour are on sale now, and can be found by clicking here.