Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire, fronted by husband and wife duo Win Butler and Regine Chassagne, just recently scheduled their first headlining American concerts in three years with seven US dates scheduled to follow five Canadian dates. The tour is projected to kick off at Boston’s Bank of America Pavilion August 1st and will wrap up in Atlanta on August 11th. The string of shows will also include a trip to New York City’s Madison Square Garden.
Arcade Fire announced the title and release date of their highly anticipated upcoming album, named The Suburbs and due out August 3rd. They are soon expected early to release two singles for the album called “The Suburbs” and “Month of May”. The band is highly recognized for their multi-instrumentalist band members and their uplifting, larger-than-life musical arrangements. The first full length album Funeral was released in 2004, an album with somber overtones of life and death, was received very well by music critics and snagged best album and best single titles for “Rebellion (Lies)”. The track “Wake Up” was the band’s opening song while playing with U2 and was also featured in commercials for Where the Wild Things Are.
Arcade Fire’s follow up album, Neon Bible’s (2007) sound was just as impactful as the debut, with tracks like “Intervention”, evoking spirituality and inspiration through a booming cathedral-like organ. The band toured in promotion of Neon Bible for a year, playing 122 shows in 75 cities around the world. The Suburbs has high expectations to live up to but there’s no doubt that after 15 months of recording, Arcade Fire’s got something special up their sleeve. Tickets are available now!