Timeline: The Arctic Monkeys road to success

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  • First Gig at "The Grapes" - Sheffield

    First Gig at "The Grapes" - Sheffield
    The Arctic Monkeys plays in front of an audience for the first time after a year of rehearsing in Sheffield, their home town.
  • Beneath The Broadwalk

    Beneath The Broadwalk
    The band starts to record some demos shortly after their first gig at 2fly studios. A compilation of songs that later on was sold as a CD named "Beneath The Broadwalk"
  • First Album released

    First Album released
    "Whatever People Say I Am That's What I'm Not", The Arctic's first album is released breaking the record of the fastest selling debut album in a weeks time in the UK.
  • New song straight to #1

    New song straight to #1
    I Bet That You Look Good On The Dance Floor is released and goes straight to #1 on the UK Single Charts.
  • "Scummy" another #1

    "Scummy", later on re-named to "When The Sun Goes Down" is released and goes straight to #1 like I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor.
  • New EP released: "Who The Fuck Are The Arctic Monkeys?"

    New EP released: "Who The Fuck Are The Arctic Monkeys?"
    A new EP is released containing five new tracks.
  • Andy Nicholson leaves the Band

    Andy Nicholson leaves the Band
    The Band announces that Andy Nicholson will not take part in the upcoming North American Tour.
  • New single without Andy Nicholson

    New single without Andy Nicholson
    A new single, "Leave Before the Lights Come On", is released. Andy Nicholson is not a member of the band anymore, Nick O'Malley becomes his formal replacement.
  • New Album!

    New Album!
    Favourite Worst Nightmare album is released. In a week it reaches the #1, like it previously happened with its first album.
  • Glastonbury Headliners

    Glastonbury Headliners
    Arctic Monkeys headline Glastonbury alongside The Killers, Babyshambles, Amy Whinehouse, The Cribs, The Kooks, Arcade Fire and many more.
  • New album "Humbug"

    New album "Humbug"
    The British Band releases a new album called "Humbug" after a small hiatus. They tour the album worldwide and headline the Reading and Leeds Festival.
  • Alex Turner releases solo work

    Alex Turner releases solo work
    Alex Turner releases a CD on his own. It contains 5 songs and is later on used as the Soundtrack of the film "Submarine".
  • Suck It And See release

    Suck It And See release
    New album "Suck It And See" is released. The band continues touring the world.
  • Release of new demo "R U Mine"

    Release of new demo "R U Mine"
    The new demo is released on Radio KROD. The LP will be released with a B-Side in 2 months time.
  • New Demo - "Electricity"

    Release of the B-Side of "Are U Mine". The song is called "Electricity" and has a similar kind of sound to R U Mine.
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