The Arctic Monkeys may have recently topped the charts with their new album and they may have just sold out their whole tour, but the boys from Sheffield are facing criticism within the United States.
The title of their new album, Suck It and See, has been deemed to be disrespectful by US record stored. The US supermarkets have also found the name to be unacceptable. As a result of this, the album will now be sold throughout the United States with a sticker across the front of the album covering the name of the album. Although some stores have stated that the name of the album will still be visible on the side of the album.
The boys of the band were the ones to reveal this news by stating that some stores in the US found the name to be disrespectful and rude. Alex Tuner, the front man of the band suggested that it would only be the big stores that followed through with this procedure.
Arctic Monkeys have been one of the most popular Indie bands since their rise to fame in 2006. Their first album Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not was released in 2006 and holds a significant record. The record is for the fastest selling debut album, it sold more than 360,000 copies in its first week on the shelves. Their new album Suck It and See sold 82,000 copies in its first week on sale.
The band who have recently been focusing on the American market have travelled back to the UK in order to have numerous concerts. There recently launched tour dates within the UK sold out in record time and they are now expected to release further dates.
The band are now said to be considering whether they will return to the US to carry on their work within the country. Although despite this, they continue to be a major hit across the whole world, beyond the expectations of many industry experts.