Arctic Monkeys is the fifth studio album by the English indie rock band Arctic Monkeys. It was produced by James Ford and co-produced by Ross Orton at Sage & Sound Recording in Los Angeles and Rancho De La Luna in Joshua Tree, California, and released in September 2013 through Domino. The album was promoted by the singles: “R U Mine?”, “Do I Wanna Know?”, “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?”, “One for the Road”, “Arabella” and “Snap Out of It”. It features guest appearances by Josh Homme, Bill Ryder-Jones and Pete Thomas.
The AM Tour, with over 100 concert dates in Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand, has been held to promote the album. It started on 22 May 2013 in Ventura, California.
On 15 July 2013, the album cover artwork was revealed. On 2 September 2013, Arctic Monkeys revealed a track titled “I Want It All” during a XFM radio show, and exclusively played “One for the Road” on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show.
Arctic Monkeys were scheduled to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on 9 October 2013, but had to cancel as Kimmel’s guest, rapper Kanye West, talked for too long. The band performed “Do I Wanna Know?” and “R U Mine?” on the show’s outdoor stage a week later, on 16 October 2013.