Arcade Fire UK and Ireland tour
Updated: 19 May 2014
Arcade Fire returns to London and Dublin this summer to play a series of concerts as part of their Reflektor tour.
The band will headline British Summer Time festival 2014 with a show on 3 July 2014 at Hyde Park. The BST Hyde Park performance will see support from Jake Bugg, Wild Beasts and Future Islands.
Arcade Fire’s BST Hyde Park show follows on from the band’s concerts at London’s Earls Court on the 6 and 7 June. Arcade Fire will also head to Dublin on 29 June 2014 where they will perform at Marlay Park. The support for their Dublin gig will be from the Boston indie rockers Pixies.
About Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire have returned better than ever with their fourth album Reflektor. The new album is the follow-up to last year’s The Suburbs, which included the singles We Used To Wait, Ready To Start and the double a-side, The Suburbs / Month Of May.
Arcade Fire formed in 2001 but it wasn’t until 2003 that the band managed to bag the lucrative record deal. Hailing from Montreal, Canada and fronted by husband and wife duo Win Butler and Regine Chassangne, Arcade Fire have since scooped multiple awards across four hugely successful albums.
Arcade Fire began playing in their current formation in 2003, their self-penned EP quickly followed. Arcade Fire’s first album Funeral was released in 2005 and is a reference to the deaths of several relatives of band members during the making of the album.
The album was received exceptionally well and got them the Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album.
During the same year Arcade Fire opened several shows for U2’s Vertigo Tour; on the third appearance they appeared on stage with the Irish rocker to perform a cover of the Joy Divisions classic Love Will Tear Us Apart, winning over new fans to Arcade Fire’s already impressive following.
Although the band’s second album Neon Bible leaked before its official release on the Internet, it proved to be an even bigger success than its predecessor, along with the album’s lead single, Intervention. Neon Bible won Arcade Fire another Grammy.
Arcade Fire have grown up, but not to the expense of losing the brilliance and excitement the band showed on previous albums.
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