A pop-up shop dedicated to Arctic Monkeys’ latest album The Car will be opening in Sydney this week. The store will appear at Golden Age Cinema in Surry Hills this Friday, 13th and Saturday, 14th January, with the band set to perform at Sydney’s Domain on Saturday night.
Along with the usual limited edition merch, the cinema will be showing Arctic Monkeys music vids on the big screen in between their regular film programming. The shop will be open on both days from 11am to 6pm.
Arctic Monkeys – ‘There’d Better Be A Mirrorball’
The Sheffield band are at the tail end of their Australian tour, which saw them headline Lost Paradise, Falls Festival and the Falls spin-off event Heaps Good, and sell-out a handful of headline dates. The shows have been received well: Music Feeds wrote in its review that their Sidney Myer Music Bowl set was “suffused with a sense of exploration and discovery“, and the band had found a way to make their old and new music coexist happily.
The Car landed in October last year, the follow-up to the 2018’s Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino, which received mixed reviews for its swerve away from the arena rock of 2013’s AM to more subtle sophisti-pop stylings. The Car continued down this road, but was generally looked upon more favourably than its predecessor.
The Australian tour wraps up with shows at Brisbane’s Riverstage on Tuesday, 11th January and Sydney’s Domain on Saturday the 14th. Both shows are sold out.
Arctic Monkeys The Car Pop-Up Store
Friday 13th & Saturday 14th of January – Golden Age Cinema, Surry Hills, NSW