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Arctic Monkeys to play Belfast's Odyssey

By Maureen Coleman

The chart-topping Arctic Monkeys are to play the Odyssey Arena in Belfast later this year, it was announced today.





The Sheffield band — number one in the album charts this week with their third album Humbug — will rock the Odyssey on November 25.

They’ve also lined up an 02 show in Dublin on November 26. Special guests for both dates are Eagles of Death Metal.

Humbug — featuring 10 new songs produced by Josh Homme in the Mojave Desert and Los Angeles and James Ford in Brooklyn — held off competition from Dame Vera Lynn to claim the top spot in the charts this week.

Dame Vera is number two in the album charts with her We’ll Meet Again compilation.

The Arctics’ debut album Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not became the fastest selling debut in UK chart history, surpassing Definitely Maybe by Oasis.

The album went on to win the Mercury Music Prize as well as the Best British Album at the Brits 06.

Their second album Favourite Worst Nightmare was released in 2007 and was nominated for the Mercury Music Award. It also earned them Best British Album and Best British Group at the Brit Awards the following year.

Tickets for the Belfast show go on sale this Friday at 9am. Under 14s must purchase seated tickets and be accompanied by an adult.

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