Arcade Fire has announced its first U.S. headline dates since 2007’s Neon Bible tour. Spoon is confirmed as the special guest on the New York, Philadelphia, DC and Atlanta dates, which bookend the Arcade Fire’s previously announced August 8 Lollapalooza appearance and the release of the band’s third full-length studio album, The Suburbs, out August 3rd on Merge. Pre-Sales are now live at arcadefire.com for the dates, which are as follows:
August 1 – Boston – Bank of America Pavilion
August 2 – Philadelphia – Mann Center for the Performing Arts
August 4 – New York – Madison Square Garden
August 6 – Columbia MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
August 9 – Nashville – Ryman Auditorium
August 11 – Atlanta – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater at Encore Park
Arcade Fire also announced yesterday that the band will play two very special intimate shows at Sherbrooke ONT’s Theater Granada on June 7 and 8. For a complete listing of upcoming Arcade Fire gigs, see below. Further dates will be announced as they are confirmed.
Written, arranged, performed and produced by the Arcade Fire and co-produced by Markus Dravs, The Suburbs was recorded around Montreal and New York over the past two years. A double A side, limited edition 12″ was released to record stores May 27th 2010, featuring the title track and “Month of May,” both of which are available for immediate download with album pre-orders placed at arcadefire.com.
Formed in Montreal, the Arcade Fire is Win Butler, Régine Chassagne, Richard Reed Parry, William Butler, Tim Kingsbury, Sarah Neufeld and Jeremy Gara.
Arcade Firewill donate $1 from every ticket sold to Partners In Health, an organization helping impoverished communities around the world combat disease and poverty. Please visit www.pih.org for more information.
Purchase tickets for the tour HERE.
All of the bands dates are looking like:
7-June Sherbrooke ONT – Theater Granada
8-June Sherbrooke ONT – Theater Granada
30-June Rättvik, Sweden – Dalhalla
2-July Tromøy, Norway – Hove Festival
4-July Werchter, Belgium – Rock Werchter
9-July County Kildare, Ireland – Oxegen Festival
12-July Quebec, Canada – Quebec City Summer Festival
13-July Ottawa, Canada – Ottawa Bluesfest
31-July Montreal – Osheaga
1-Aug Boston – Bank of America Pavillion
2-Aug Philadelphia – Mann Centre for the Performing arts
4-Aug New York – Madison Square Garden
6-Aug Washington DC – Merriweather Post Pavilion
8-Aug Chicago – Lollapalooza
9-Aug Nashville – Ryman Auditorium
11-Aug Atlanta – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
14-Aug Toronto – Olympic Island
27-Aug Leeds, UK – Leeds Festival
27-Aug Reading, UK – Reading Festival
29-Aug Saint Cloud, France – Rock En Seine
2-Sept Bologna, Italy – I-Day Festival