Arctic Monkeys have today revealed they will play at the Royal Albert Hall on 7 June in aid of the charity War Child UK
For the band, who made their live return earlier this month in San Diego, Royal Albert Hall looks set to be their first UK gig since 2014.
Already announced are bunch of summer festival dates, a sold out headline tour of the UK in autumn, and a run of dates in North America to which there are still tickets to some of the gigs on their website.
For those not wanting to wait until autumn to see Arctic Monkeys as a headliner at a gig that isn't a festival, the Royal Albert Hall is a stellar opportunity.
To get tickets enter this ballot from now until the deadline of Sunday 20 May, 8pm. The winners get an email on Monday 21 May and will have 24 hours to buy their tickets. Tickets are limited to 2 per person and start from £45 and all proceeds will go to War Child UK
Of the delight of having Arctic Monkeys choose his charity, Rob Williams, CEO of War Child UK says: "We are delighted that the Arctic Monkeys will be dedicating their time and efforts to helping children affected by war by performing a show for War Child, and it is a huge honour that they have chosen to support us.
"The money raised from this show will allow us to continue our life-changing programmes and reach even more children who have had their lives torn apart by conflict. With 250 million children in the world today affected by war, the need is as great as ever to stand up for their rights.”
Earlier this year, War Child ran a series of events named Brits Week that received impressive backing from the music industry; the likes of Ed Sheeran, Wolf Alice and Laura Marling played intimate shows.
It is routine for War Child make a special speech before the gig and remind the crowd of the important work the charity does, and should you get tickets you are very much reminded it's a charity event; which is no bad thing.
Last week, Arctic Monkeys released their new album Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino to critical acclaim in the press and some dismay among fans, disappointed they've made a huge sonic left turn.
In support of the album, Arctic Monkeys released a new video to 'Four Out Of Five', the standout track from the record. The video, which is streaming above, was directed by Ben Chappell and Aaron Brown, and primarily shot on at Castle Howard in Yorkshire The track was also played on Jimmy Fallon.
And in a move that's becoming rather ubiquitous among major international rock bands, they've amped up their album campaign by opening pop up stores.