The Arctic Monkeys have a new album coming out. What's more, they're making their fifth release, titled AM, available to stream in it's entirety, for free, on the iTunes store almost a full week before it is due to be officially released.

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The Sheffield band are back with their fifth album

With the release of their fifth album, this marks the return of the Sheffield rockers to the music scene on a full-time basis, with promotional appearances and a full arena tour lined up for the coming weeks. Having unveiled the new track 'Arabella' earlier this week during their headlining slot at Zurich's Openair Festival, the band will have a brand new set list to unveil when they head out on tour later this year.

The band will begin their tour of North America at Toronto's Kool Haus on September 15, before moving back and forth between the USA and Canada. They will then embark on a UK stadium tour before heading to mainland Europe for a run of shows, beginning in Stadhalle in Offenbach, Germany on November 4. The band are also due to perform at the iTunes Festival in London's Roundhouse Theatre on September 9.

AM is official out on September 9. You can stream it now through the iTunes Store. Check out the full list of UK tour dates below (tickets and full tour dates available here).

22 October - Newcastle Metro Radio Arena

23 October - Manchester MEN Arena

25 October - London Earls Court

28 October - Liverpool Echo Arena

29 October - Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

31 October - Birmingham LG Arena

1 November - Glasgow Hydro

2 November - Sheffield Motorpoint Arena

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The band during their famed BRITs 2008 appearance