Arctic Monkeys release statement after cancelling their Dublin gig set for this week 8 months ago

Arctic Monkeys release statement after cancelling their Dublin gig set for this week

The band are set to play Glastonbury on Friday.

English rockers Arctic Monkeys have cancelled their Dublin concert that was set to take place on Tuesday, 20 June.

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The gig was to be held in Marlay Park in Rathfarnham and would have been the band's first in Ireland since the release of their seventh album The Car last year.

The Hives and The Mysterines were scheduled to support the Sheffield group on the night.

Arctic Monkeys announced on their social media that they were forced to cancel the show because their lead singer Alex Turner has been diagnosed with acute laryngitis.

The band's statement read:

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“We are extremely sorry to announce the cancellation of Arctic Monkeys show at Marlay Park in Dublin tomorrow.

"Alex is suffering from acute laryngitis, and following medical advice, has been ordered to rest.

"Alex and the band apologise for the huge disappointment this will inevitably cause all their Irish fans.

"Full refunds will be credited back to the ticket purchaser’s account by Ticketmaster within the next six working days.”

The band are still set to headline the Glastonbury Festival in England on Friday.

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