Arctic Monkeys postpone Birmingham and Glasgow tour dates

Arctic Monkeys have been forced to reschedule two shows on their UK tour this week after frontman Alex Turner was diagnosed with a case of laryngitis.

The group was due to perform in Birmingham on Halloween night (yesterday) and also at Glasgow's Hydro arena tonight (November 1st), but both shows were cancelled.

There is currently no news on whether or not the band will be able to perform their homecoming show at Sheffield's Motorpoint Arena tomorrow (Saturday 2 November) which is sold out.

A statement posted on the band's website explained: “We wish to apologise to all ticket holders for any inconvenience this has caused. Please contact the customer services at the box office you purchased your tickets for any further assistance.”

The show at Birmingham's LG Arena will now take place on November 20, while the Glasgow leg of the tour has been rescheduled for November 21, with tickets remaining valid for the rearranged dates.

The indie rock band has been touring extensively since the release of their fifth album ‘AM’ which was released last September.

The album was promoted by the singles: "R U Mine?", "Do I Wanna Know?", "Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?" and "One for the Road” with appearances by Josh Homme, Bill Ryder-Jones and Pete Thomas, and was nominated for the 2013 Mercury Prize, however the group lost out to James Blake who won with his second album 'Overgrown’.

The group is also scheduled to play five dates next week in Europe, with two dates in Germany (Offenback and Berlin), two in Paris, France and one in Brussels, Belgium.

Following legendary singer Lou Reed's death last week, the Artic Monkeys paid tribute to the icon by singing covers of 'Walk On The Wild Side' and 'Perfect Day’ during their performance at Echo Arena in Liverpool.

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