The Arctic Monkeys gig at Glasgow Hydro on Friday and their homecoming show in Sheffield last night were cancelled due to “illness”. Thursdays Birmingham show was postponed at the last minute as Alex Turner has reportedly been diagnosed with laryngitis.
The Arctics managed to spend Wednesday night partying at Groucho in London after attending the Mercury Prize in London, just hours before Alex’s laryngitis kicked in. A statement on the Arctic’s website read: “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.”
Tickets will remain valid for all of the postponed gigs, with the rescheduled dates of 18th November for Sheffield, 20th for LG Arena, Birmingham and 21st November for the Glasgow Hydro show.
Gigslutz spoke to fan Carl Spruce from Stoke, who had travelled down for the Birmingham gig, who said: “People have paid money and he let everyone down. I know people who booked into hotels and stuff who can’t get the money back for it! Now they have moved the gig to the 20th on a Wednesday night which I can’t make because I work nights and have no more holidays left”.
The Arctic Monkeys have always been loved lads from Sheff, but are the cancelled gigs and Alex’s new persona seeing more fans feeling alienated from a once very relevant band?