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Arctic Monkeys frontman bans mom from festivals

Arctic Monkeys frontman bans mom from festivals

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Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner has banned his mom from attending any of the festivals he's playing. 

He tells "The Sun" he just can't be as "naughty" as he might like when he knows his mother is somewhere in the crowd. 

That's apparently what happened earlier this year when the Arctic Monkeys headlined Glastonbury and Penny Turner attended the festival to celebrate her birthday.  Alex is quick to add that he absolutely loves his mom, but says they've reached an agreement to try not to mix the festivals he's playing and the ones she wants to see. 

Alex and his Arctic Monkeys bandmates are set to kick off a North American tour this weekend behind their just-released album AM. The trek starts Sunday in Toronto.  Along the way they'll play a handful of festivals, including both weekends of Austin City Limits in October. 

Arctic Monkeys tour dates: 

9/15 -- Toronto, ON -- Kool Haus 
9/16 -- New York, NY -- Webster Hall 
9/17 -- Boston, MA -- Paradise Rock Club 
9/18 -- Philadelphia, PA -- Mann Center for Performing Arts 
9/21 -- Atlanta, GA -- Music Midtown Festival 
9/23 -- Chicago, IL -- Riviera Theater 
9/26 -- Oakland, CA -- Fox Theater 
9/27 -- Oakland, CA -- Fox Theater 
9/29 -- Los Angeles, CA -- The Wiltern 
9/30 -- Los Angeles, CA -- The Wiltern 
10/1 -- Los Angeles, CA -- The Wiltern 
10/4 -- Austin, TX -- Austin City Limits 
10/5 -- Baton Rouge, LA -- Varsity Theatre 
10/7 -- Chattanooga, TN -- Track 29 
10/8 -- Nashville, TN -- Marathon Music Works 
10/9 -- Birmingham, AL -- Iron City 
10/11 -- Austin, TX -- Austin City Limits 
10/13 -- Mexico City, Mexico -- Corona Capital Festival 

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