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Debut Album From Tim Kingsbury of Arcade Fire Out February 17

Sam Patch
Yeah You, And I
Debut Album From Tim Kingsbury of Arcade Fire Out February 17, 2017 on Dep Records
First Single “St. Sebastian” Out Now, Available Instantly with Pre-Orders
Tickets for 2017 Tour On Sale Now
© JF Lalonde 2016

Tim Kingsbury of Arcade Fire has unveiled his new project Sam Patch, confirming the February 17, 2017 release of its debut album Yeah You, And I on Dep Records preceded by first single “St. Sebastian.”

The music that would become Sam Patch was written and recorded from summer 2014 through winter 2016 after Tim completed Arcade Fire’s global Reflektor tour. Yeah You, And I is in essence a solo record. Tim recorded and produced the songs himself, building the majority of the songs up from synthesizer sequences and a drum machine loops, with layered organ, guitar and/or vocals added. “Up All Night,” the first song Tim wrote for the album, was entirely composed and partially recorded one evening in a London hotel room.

While Tim plays the majority of the instruments, and wrote and sang every song on Yeah You, And I, the album features a wide assortment of collaborators. John McEntire and Doug McCombs appear on “Never Meant No Harm” and “Up All Night.” “Listening” was co-written with Tim’s wife and partner Natalie Shatula. Basia Bulat lent her voice to seven of the record’s eight songs, and contributed vocal and piano arrangements on various tracks. Jeremy Gara, Arcade Fire drummer and Tim’s frequent musical collaborator, played drums on six of the songs.

First single “St. Sebastian” captures the essence of the album: The lyrical theme is one that Tim found to be recurring—a focus that was both conscious and otherwise—as he developed the songs. What motivates us in our lives? What do we focus on and what do we neglect? What do we use to distract ourselves from who we really are? Featuring musical touchstones from Tim’s past, such as Abba, Devo, Fleetwood Mac, Zamfir, Leonard Cohen and Stereolab and lyrical inspirations from everything from self-help books to Philip K. Dick to Greek and Christian mythology, Yeah You, And I asks these questions and more.

Sam Patch’s Yeah You, And I will be supported by a winter/spring 2017 tour. The first confirmed dates are listed below. For further information: sampatchmusic.com

DEBUT SOLO ALBUM FROM ARCADE FIRE’S JEREMY GARA

Limn To Be Released March 11, 2016

Listen to Lead Track ​HERE

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Jeremy Gara, drummer of Arcade Fire, releases his first solo album Limn on March 11, 2016 on NRCSS Industry.

Mastered by Helge Sten (Deathprod, Supersilent), produced and recorded by Jeremy over many months while on tour and in the moments in between, and assembled this last fall at home, Limn is a melodic, dense, and noisy ambient record. It’s a collection of organized improvisations, of solo creative moments in response to familiar collaborative efforts.

“Divinity,” the first song on the album, is streaming here.

That’s the cover art, by Jeremy Gara, above.

The full tracklisting is:

Limn
01. Divinity
02. Chicago
03. The Dupe
04. The Gate
05. Judgement Dialogue
06. Tangles
07. Violence
08. Imagined Machine
09. The Desert
10. A New Age

Pre­order the digital release of on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play.

Live solo dates to be announced soon.

Originally from Ottawa, Ontario, Jeremy has been a member of Arcade Fire since 2004. In the past few years he’s spent his energies outside of the band collaborating with a wide variety of artists: bandmates Sarah Neufeld, Will Butler, Tim Kingsbury, as well as other artists such as Michael Feuerstack, Susanna Wallumrød, Owen Pallett, Nedelle Torrisi, to name a few.

Most recently he’s been seen filling in occasionally for Fred Armisen, playing drums in the 8G Band on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers.

For further information contact: info@nrcssindustry.com

© Jen Brown
© Jen Brown

ARCADE FIRE ANNOUNCE REFLEKTOR DELUXE EDITION

“Get Right” b/w “Crucified Again” SINGLE STREAMING EXCLUSIVELY AT TIDAL THROUGH SEPTEMBER 24

REFLEKTOR TAPES  CASSETTE TAPE AND “GET RIGHT” 7″ NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER AT arcadefire.com

The Reflektor Tapes
The Reflektor Tapes

In conjunction with the September 23 U.S. theatrical release of their feature film The Reflektor Tapes, Arcade Fire has confirmed the September 25 digital release of a deluxe edition of the band’s critically acclaimed, international #1 double album Reflektor.

The Reflektor Deluxe Edition features another LP side’s worth of material not included on the original album: Five never-before-released Arcade Fire songs and a remix of “Flashbulb Eyes.” Several of the tracks exclusive to the deluxe edition—such as “Crucified Again,” “Get Right” and “Soft Power”–will be familiar to Arcade Fire fans who have either witnessed rare live performances or seen or heard the previously unreleased material as featured in the The Reflektor Tapes.

A 7-inch vinyl single of “Get Right” b/w “Crucified Again” will be released on Merge/Sonovox the same day as the Reflektor Deluxe digital release. The two tracks on the single began streaming via TIDAL as of 9:00 a.m. ET and will be available exclusively to TIDAL subscribers through September 24.

Additionally, The Reflektor Tapes, a cassette-only release of the unreleased tracks has been confirmed for October 16. The Reflektor Tapes track listing is as follows:

1.    “Apocrypha”
2.    “Women of a Certain Age”
3.    “Flashbulb Eyes (Dennis Bovell remix ft. Linton Kwesi Johnson)”
4.    “Soft Power”
5.    “Get Right”
6.    “Crucified Again”

Pre-orders for The Reflektor Tapes cassette and the “Get Right” 7-inch can be placed now at arcadefire.com.

Directed by 2013 Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Short Films winner Kahlil Joseph, The Reflektor Tapes is a fascinating insight into the making of Arcade Fire’s critically acclaimed, international #1 albumReflektor. The film charts the band’s creative journey as they lay foundations for the album in Jamaica, commence recording sessions in Montreal and play an impromptu gig at a Haitian hotel on the first night of Carnival—ultimately bringing their breathtaking live show to packed arenas in Los Angeles and London on the globe-spanning 2013-2104 Reflektor Tour.

ARCADE FIRE: THE REFLEKTOR TAPES

WORLDWIDE FESTIVAL DEBUT CONFIRMED FOR TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

FEATURE FILM THEATRICAL RELEASE MOVED UP TO SEPTEMBER 23RD IN NORTH AMERICA

THEATERS, SHOWTIMES, TICKET DETAILS, NEW TRAILER ALL LIVE NOW AT www.TheReflektorTapes.com

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The internationally renowned, Grammy Award-winning Arcade Fire’s first feature film, The Reflektor Tapes, has been confirmed for inclusion in the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, which commences September 10th. The screening on September 12th will be the worldwide premiere, debuting for a prestigious international audience alongside the likes of The Danish Girl starring Eddie Redmayne and The Martian with Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain, as part of TIFF’s 40th anniversary celebrations. Details on screenings can be found at http://tiff.net/festivals/festival15.

Additionally, the theatrical release of The Reflektor Tapes has been moved up one day in North America to September 23rd. Tickets for The Reflektor Tapes are now on sale, with more screenings soon to be confirmed. For a list of theaters, times and further information—as well as a brand new full length trailer–see here or go to www.TheReflektorTapes.com.

The Reflektor Tapes is directed by 2013 Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Short Films winner Kahlil Joseph, and produced by award-winning studio Pulse Films (20,000 Days on EarthShut Up And Play The Hits) and What Matters Most. It is a film quite unlike any other; an authentic cinematic experience, meeting at the crossroads of documentary, music, art and personal history. The release will be brought to screens by leading Event Cinema distributor Arts Alliance. Each and every screening of this limited release will be part of a unique cinematic event to be shared by audiences around the world.

The Reflektor Tapes is a fascinating insight into the making of Arcade Fire’s critically acclaimed, international #1 album Reflektor. The film recontextualizes the album experience, transporting the viewer into a kaleidoscopic sonic and visual landscape. It charts the band’s creative journey as they lay foundations for the album in Jamaica, commence recording sessions in Montreal and play an impromptu gig at a Haitian hotel on the first night of Carnival, before bringing their breathtaking live show to packed arenas in Los Angeles and London.

Audiences will relive stunning concerts from the Reflektor tour, re-envisioned in true cinema high definition and surround sound. The film will also offer a rare opportunity for fans to delve beneath the surface and get closer to the band themselves. With Arcade Fire granting previously unprecedented access to Joseph, The Reflektor Tapes fluidly blends in never before seen personal footage, including interviews, documentation of the recording process and moments captured by the band themselves, to dazzling effect.

Arcade Fire said of the film: “There were parts of the Reflektor tour where I think we, Arcade Fire, came the closest in our careers to putting on stage what we imagined in our heads. We were insanely lucky to have Kahlil Joseph documenting from the very beginning.” 

In addition to showcasing music from Reflektor and other albums in Arcade Fire’s storied back catalogue, The Reflektor Tapes will also give viewers a chance to hear a brand new, unreleased track for the first time and features an exclusive 15 minutes of unseen footage, filmed with the band only for cinema audiences.
www.TheReflektorTapes.com

#ReflektorTapes
To access press assets please register at: http://aam-locker.com/arcadefire

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Facebook: www.facebook.com/arcadefire 
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Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ArcadeFireVEVO

Press Contacts
USA

General: Perri Cohen – perri@nastylittleman.com T: +1 212 343 0740
Film & broadcast media: Emma White – emma.white@waytoblue.com T: +1 310 689 7200
Pulse inquiries: BeBe Lerner – blerner@id-pr.com

UK
General: Keong Woo – keong.woo@goodmachinepr.com M: 07738 262312
Film & broadcast media: Louise Gluckstein – louise.gluckstein@waytoblue.com T: +44 020 3758 8634
Pulse inquiries: Mischa Joslin – mischa.joslin@edencancan.com

Editor’s Notes

Kahlil Joseph is an award winning LA based filmmaker. His beautifully shot, evocative short film “Until the Quiet Comes” for Flying Lotus received widespread critical acclaim and won the Grand Jury Prize for Short Films at Sundance Film Festival 2013 and Video of the Year at the UKMVA’s in 2013. Kahlil has worked with some of the most influential artists in music, including Kendrick Lamar and FKA Twigs. A further collaboration with Kendrick Lamar resulted in a 2-screen installation titled Double Conscious. This work is on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, CA for the 2015 season.

Arcade Fire’s debut Funeral was released in 2004 to critical acclaim and featured in multiple Album of the Decade Polls including NME, Pitchfork, Guardian, Mojo and numerous others. Their 2007 follow-upNeon Bible debuted at #2 in the UK and the Billboard Hot 100. In 2011 the band won Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards for their third studio album The Suburbs (2010) before going on to win Best International Group and Best International Album at the 2011 BRIT Awards. The band’s fourth albumReflektor topped the charts worldwide upon its October 2013 release, debuting at #1 in the US, UK, Canada and several other territories. The album was supported by the wildly ambitious and ecstatically received global Reflektor tour.

Arts Alliance is the leading producer, financier, distributor and marketer of Event Cinema worldwide. Arts Alliance has released more than 70 event cinema releases across screens around the globe, developing, marketing and distributing world-class shows to audiences in 75 countries, engaging fans with the content they are most passionate about. In the fast-growing Event Cinema market, Arts Alliance presents exciting, multi-dimensional content across all genres: live opera and ballet from The Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2014/15, dynamic art exhibitions in Exhibition On Screen, theatre productions from Globe On Screen and the best rock & pop events including One Direction: Where We Are – The Concert Filmwww.artsalliance.com

Pulse Films is an award-winning film studio and a pioneer in music feature documentaries. Their BAFTA and Grammy nominated work has been celebrated at prestigious festivals including Sundance, Tribeca, SXSW, Berlinale and London Film Festival. The studios’ slate includes 20,000 Days on Earth with Nick Cave, Shut Up And Play The HitsThe Possibilities Are EndlessKaty Perry: A Part Of Me and Who is Dayani Cristal?, as well as an exciting slate of forthcoming narrative films, including American Honeydirected by Andrea Arnold and starring Shia LaBeouf. www.pulsefilms.com

ARCADE FIRE: THE REFLEKTOR TAPES

FEATURE FILM TO RELEASE IN THEATERS WORLDWIDE FROM SEPTEMBER 24TH

Watch the first look trailer: https://youtu.be/sq1fAL24Xho

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This autumn, Grammy Award-winning band Arcade Fire will release their first feature film, The Reflektor Tapes, in theaters around the world from September 24th for a limited time only.

The Reflektor Tapes is directed by 2013 Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Short Films winner Kahlil Joseph, and produced by award-winning studio Pulse Films (20,000 Days on Earth, Shut Up And Play The Hits) and What Matters Most. It is a film quite unlike any other; an authentic cinematic experience, meeting at the crossroads of documentary, music, art and personal history. The release will be brought to screens by leading Event Cinema distributor Arts Alliance. Screening for a short time only, it bucks traditional film rollout convention, creating a unique cinema event to be shared by audiences around the world.

The Reflektor Tapes is a fascinating insight into the making of Arcade Fire’s critically acclaimed, international #1 album Reflektor. The film recontextualizes the album experience, transporting the viewer into a kaleidoscopic sonic and visual landscape. It charts the band’s creative journey as they lay foundations for the album in Jamaica, commence recording sessions in Montreal and play an impromptu gig at a Haitian hotel on the first night of Carnival, before bringing their breathtaking live show to packed arenas in Los Angeles and London.

Audiences will relive stunning concerts from the Reflektor tour, re-envisioned in true cinema high definition and surround sound. The film will also offer a rare opportunity for fans to delve beneath the surface and get closer to the band themselves. With Arcade Fire granting previously unprecedented access to Joseph, The Reflektor Tapes fluidly blends in never before seen personal footage, including interviews, documentation of the recording process and moments captured by the band themselves, to dazzling effect.

Arcade Fire said of the film: “There were parts of the Reflektor tour where I think we, Arcade Fire, came the closest in our careers to putting on stage what we imagined in our heads. We were insanely lucky to have Kahlil Joseph documenting from the very beginning.” 

In addition to showcasing music from Reflektor and other albums in Arcade Fire’s storied back catalogue, The Reflektor Tapes will also give viewers a chance to hear a brand new, unreleased track for the first time and features an exclusive 20 minutes of unseen footage, filmed only for cinema audiences.

To accompany the film announcement, Arcade Fire have also released an exclusive new music video for the track “Porno”, created by Kahlil Joseph and featuring footage from The Reflektor Tapes.

Watch the “Porno” music video here: http://po.st/TRTtrailer  

Cinema listings and tickets available soon at: www.TheReflektorTapes.com

#ReflektorTapes

To access press assets please register at: http://aam-locker.com/arcadefire

Website: www.TheReflektorTapes.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/arcadefire 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/arcadefire
Instagram: https://instagram.com/arcadefire/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ArcadeFireVEVO

Press Contacts
USA
General: Perri Cohen – perri@nastylittleman.com T: +1 212 343 0740
Film & broadcast media: Emma White – emma.white@waytoblue.com T: +1 310 689 7200
Pulse inquiries: BeBe Lerner – blerner@id-pr.com

UK
General: Keong Woo – keong.woo@goodmachinepr.com M: 07738 262312
Film & broadcast media: Louise Gluckstein – louise.gluckstein@waytoblue.com T: +44 020 3758 8634
Pulse inquiries: Mischa Joslin – mischa.joslin@edencancan.com

Editor’s Notes

Kahlil Joseph is an award winning LA based filmmaker. His beautifully shot, evocative short film “Until the Quiet Comes” for Flying Lotus received widespread critical acclaim and won the Grand Jury Prize for Short Films at Sundance Film Festival 2013 and Video of the Year at the UKMVA’s in 2013. Kahlil has worked with some of the most influential artists in music, including Kendrick Lamar and FKA Twigs. A further collaboration with Kendrick Lamar resulted in a 2-screen installation titled Double Conscious. This work is on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, CA for the 2015 season.

Arcade Fire’s debut Funeral was released in 2004 to critical acclaim and featured in multiple Album of the Decade Polls including NME, Pitchfork, Guardian, Mojo and numerous others. Their 2007 follow-up Neon Bible debuted at #2 in the UK and the Billboard Hot 100. In 2011 the band won Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards for their third studio album The Suburbs (2010) before going on to win Best International Group and Best International Album at the 2011 BRIT Awards. The band’s fourth album Reflektor topped the charts worldwide upon its October 2013 release, debuting at #1 in the US, UK, Canada and several other territories. The album was supported by the wildly ambitious and ecstatically received global Reflektor tour.

Arts Alliance is the leading producer, financier, distributor and marketer of Event Cinema worldwide. Arts Alliance has released more than 70 event cinema releases across screens around the globe, developing, marketing and distributing world-class shows to audiences in 75 countries, engaging fans with the content they are most passionate about. In the fast-growing Event Cinema market, Arts Alliance presents exciting, multi-dimensional content across all genres: live opera and ballet from The Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2014/15, dynamic art exhibitions in Exhibition On Screen, theatre productions from Globe On Screen and the best rock & pop events including One Direction: Where We Are – The Concert Filmwww.artsalliance.com

Pulse Films is an award-winning film studio and a pioneer in music feature documentaries. Their BAFTA and Grammy nominated work has been celebrated at prestigious festivals including Sundance, Tribeca, SXSW, Berlinale and London Film Festival. The studios’ slate includes 20,000 Days on Earth with Nick Cave, Shut Up And Play The HitsThe Possibilities Are EndlessKaty Perry: A Part Of Me and Who is Dayani Cristal?, as well as an exciting slate of forthcoming narrative films, including American Honey directed by Andrea Arnold and starring Shia LaBeouf. www.pulsefilms.com

ARCADE FIRE CONFIRMS SUPPORT FOR REMAINDER OF REFLEKTOR TOUR

TELEVISION TO REUNITE FOR THIRD BARCLAYS DATE

DEVO, ANTIBALAS, & STEVE MACKEY OF PULP (DJ SET) ADDED TO SELECT DATES

© Guy Aroch
© Guy Aroch

“fully enthralling live… a show that feels less like a collection of songs and more an immersive experience… even after the band’s final goodbye, the crowd stood in the park singing the melodic words-free chorus line like a soccer chant with passion and gratitude.”–HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“Born headliners”–THE GUARDIAN

“Watching a band at the top of their game, blurring the lines between musical styles…You won’t see many better live performances”–MTV

“Euphoric… Theirs is the kind of music that makes you want to wrap your arm around everyone you’re with, sing like inebriated pirates and hope that summer never ends”–THE INDEPENDENT

Having completed a hugely successful swing through Europe, the UK and beyond, Arcade Fire will bring their one-of-a-kind, euphoria-inducing, multi-stage Reflektor Tour back to North America resuming July 30 at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA. Among the host of esteemed guests joining the band for this next leg will be Spoon, The Unicorns, Owen Pallett, Antibalas, Tune-Yards, Constantines and Fraka.

Additionally, the legendary Akron, OH androids Devo, whose “Uncontrollable Urge” has cropped up as an occasional Arcade Fire encore, will perform opening sets to kick off Arcade Fire’s Mountain View and Chicago shows. Attendees of the band’s third night in Brooklyn on August 24 will begin their evening with an exclusive reunion performance from the pioneers who first brought alt rock to CBGB in the mid 1970s: Television.

As was the case during Arcade Fire’s first North American tour leg, Dan Deacon will be hosting between-sets dance parties guaranteed to get those feet warmed up for the main event. The festivities will be further expanded in Los Angeles for the band’s two nights at The Forum where Steve Mackey of Pulp will provide an after-show DJ set.

For a full listing of confirmed dates and support acts, consult the itinerary below.

ARCADE FIRE
REFLEKTOR TOUR

07/25/14 – Niigata, Japan – Fuji Rock
07/30/14 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater + *
08/01-02/14 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum ^ * %
08/04/14 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl # *
08/05/14 – San Diego, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre & *
08/08/14 – Seattle, WA – The Gorge Amphitheatre *
08/09/14 – Squamish, BC – Squamish Valley Festival
08/11/14 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place @ *
08/12/14 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome @ *
08/14/14 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre @ *
08/17/14 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center ! *
08/19/14 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center ! *
08/20/14 – Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion ! *
08/22-23/14 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center ^ *
08/24/14 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center $ ^ *
08/26-27/14 – Chicago, IL – United Center + *
08/29/14 – Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre // *
08/30/14 – Montreal, QC – Parc Jean Drapeau & * >>

* with Dan Deacon
+ with Devo
$ with Television
& with Spoon
^ with The Unicorns
# with Owen Pallett
@ with Tune-Yards
! with Antibalas
// with Constantines
>> with Fraka
% with Steve Mackey (DJ Set)

ARCADE FIRE CONFIRMS SUPPORT FOR SELECT AUGUST DATES

SPOON, THE UNICORNS, OWEN PALLETT TO JOIN VARIOUS REFLEKTOR TOUR SHOWS

Arcade Fire © JF Lalonde (LOW RES)
Arcade Fire © JF Lalonde (LOW RES)

“Arcade Fire was ruthlessly efficient in supplying big-tent indie rock and mating Bruce Springsteen and The Talking Heads… the best arena-rock band to break out of the mid-aughties indie-rock bubble” -ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“From start to finish, the band transformed the Detroit Pistons” home into an arena-sized house party… It was a thorough, fully-realized outing that will be remembered as one of the best concerts of the year.” -DETROIT NEWS

“Saturday”s nearly two-hour set proved Arcade Fire might be the most arena-ready band to come out of the hip punk-weaned underground since U2.” – MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

“Even a decade ago this band”s music was made to fill arenas… Given new life with Arcade Fire”s larger touring band, each build, piano run and yell felt bigger while at the same time as intimate as it must have when kid-Butler wrote it.” – DENVER POST

“Arcade Fire still knows how to engage and entertain their fans and give them a show they won”t forget.” -KANSAS CITY STAR

“Like art-rock stars Radiohead and R.E.M. before them, Arcade online casino Fire creates a new sonic and aesthetic world every couple years. Nowhere was that more apparent than at Nashville”s enormodome Thursday night.” – NASHVILLE SCENE

Fresh off a historic two-night stand at London”s storied Earl”s Court hailed as “a triumph” (The Independent) and “breathless” (The Telegraph), Arcade Fire has begun confirming support acts for the next leg of the Reflektor Tour.

For the month of August, Arcade Fire”s transformation of the arenas and amphitheaters of North America into multi-stage barrier-shattering carnivals will enlist support from Spoon, The Unicorns, tUnE-yArDs, Constantines and AF collaborator Owen Pallett.

Dan Deacon, whose wild pre-show dance parties helped fuel the Reflektor spirit during the first North American tour leg, will also return for every one of the upcoming dates.

See below for a full listing of tour dates indicating specific support acts. Additional support will be announced as the dates approach.

ARCADE FIRE
REFLEKTOR TOUR

07/30/14 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater *
08/01-02/14 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum *
08/04/14 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl * %
08/05/14 – San Diego, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre * @
08/08/14 – Seattle, WA – The Gorge Amphitheatre *
08/08-10/14 – Squamish, BC – Squamish Valley Festival
08/11/14 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place * ^
08/12/14 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome * ^
08/14/14 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre * ^
08/17/14 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center *
08/19/14 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center *
08/20/14 – Bangor, ME – Darling”s Waterfront Pavilion *
08/22-24/14 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center *
08/26-27/14 – Chicago, IL – United Center *
08/29/14 – Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre * #
08/30/14 – Montreal, QC – Parc Jean Drapeau * @

* with Dan Deacon
@ with Spoon
with The Unicorns
^ with tUnE-yArDs
# with Constantines
% with Owen Pallett

ARCADE FIRE: “WE EXIST”

http://smarturl.it/WeExist

Arcade Fire © JF Lalonde (LOW RES)
Arcade Fire © JF Lalonde (LOW RES)

Arcade Fire’s video for “We Exist,” starring Andrew Garfield in a narrative that begins in a nondescript locale and concludes live on stage during the band’s second weekend headline set at this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, can now be viewed in its entirety at http://smarturl.it/WeExist.

“We Exist” is a 6:18 long story of one young person’s struggle with gender identity set to the soundtrack of the second track from Arcade Fire’s Reflektor album. The band’s Win Butler has described the song as “about a gay kid talking to his dad,” specifically coming out to his straight father, and  has introduced it during recent live performances with the statement, “The right to marry anyone you want is a human rights issue.”

ARCADE FIRE CONFIRM L.A. HEADLINE SHOWS

AUGUST 1 & 2 AT THE FORUM

TICKETS & REFLEKTOR TOUR UPDATES AT http://arcadefire.com/

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In the wake of-well in the midst of-a second Sunday night main stage closing set at this year’s Coachella festival, Arcade Fire has confirmed two new Los Angeles headline shows, August 1 and 2 at The Forum. Local and Facebook Pre-Sale is April 24th from 10am-10pm PST. General On-Sale is April 26th at 10am PST.

As with every date on the worldwide Reflektor Tour named for the international #1 album, these two newly announced additions will prove unlike anything Arcade Fire-or any other artist-has ever staged in an arena setting. No two shows are alike, as any given night can find the band shattering the barrier between audience and performer, making red carpet arrivals, joining the audience in pre- and post-show dance competitions and more.

As for the performances themselves, the Reflektor Tour’s dazzling production, multiple stages, captivating visual effects, and sprawling setlists spanning the entire AF catalog plus regular surprises has been generating universal raves, most recently from last week’s Coachella headlining triumph:

“Arcade Fire’s high-quality collection of towering rock songs was typically thrilling… Butler has evolved into the consummate frontman of a headlining act over the band’s decade-long ascendance”BILLBOARD

“Arcade Fire was ruthlessly efficient in supplying big-tent indie rock… they’ve become the best arena-rock band to break out of the mid-aughties indie-rock bubble.”ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“The curfew didn’t stop the band from carrying on… Each member of the group grabbed an instrument (with Butler on megaphone) and weaved through the audience as the crowd sang the ‘ooh, ooh, oh oh oh oh’ portion of the show-ending single ‘Wake Up.’ The singalong carried on until the band eventually slipped away behind the fence, and even then a sizable crowd kept on ‘ooh ooh-ing’ as the festival shut down around them. That’s the way you end a fucking show.”LA WEEKLY

“a nice reminder that dance music almost always sounds better onstage when it’s coming from a big band, immaculately mixed… Arcade Fire’s second Coachella headlining set did underline its status as maybe the most significant live rock band to emerge from North America in the 2000s.”THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

“Arcade Fire’s lengthier performance was even more riveting and easily the best of the fest… They weren’t about to go gently into the good night, either, ultimately performing their stirring anthem ‘Wake Up’ well after the PA had been shut off… It was a fitting, prayerful finish to what almost felt like a religious experience… Arcade Fire transcended everything”OC REGISTER

Transforming the world’s biggest arenas into unique and locally flavored carnivals, Arcade Fire will continue to provide Reflektor Tour revelers with an evening like no other. Showing up early and staying late are recommended. For a full list of remaining dates, see below and continue to check back at http://arcadefire.com/ or http://www.livenation.com/

ARCADE FIRE ADD tUnE-yArDs & LOST BAYOU RAMBLERS TO DATES ON NEXT LEG OF REFLEKTOR TOUR

Arcade Fire © JF Lalonde (LOW RES)
Arcade Fire © JF Lalonde (LOW RES)

“It was the band’s first Detroit show in 10 years… and it more than made up for lost time. It was a thorough, fully-realized outing that will be remembered as one of the best concerts of the year.” — DETROIT DAILY NEWS

“You won’t find too many basement parties with a high-tech array of lights and video, an overhead truss paneled with mirrors, a hydraulic satellite stage or, for that matter, the space to accommodate the dozen musicians who beefed up Monday’s proceedings.” — DETROIT FREE PRESS

“The showdown was a reflection of something spontaneous, righteous. and awe-inspiring on every level of imagination, and Arcade Fire delivered the goods, and they did it with style.” — GET OUT LOUISVILLE

“Saturday’s nearly two-hour set proved Arcade Fire might be the most arena-ready band to come out of the hip punk-weaned underground since U2.” — MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

 “Arcade Fire is a sonic wonder and does this whole arena thing with a sly artistic sensibility that you don’t get from any old band.” — PITTSBURGH POST GAZETTE

In the midst of the wildly successful and warmly received Reflektor Tour, Arcade Fire are excited to announce that Lost Bayou Ramblers and tUnE-yArDs will be added to dates on the tour’s run though the southern U.S. (see exact dates below).

Barely a week and a half into their colossal globe-spanning Reflektor Tour, Arcade Fire are proving these shows are unlike anything they–or any other artist– has ever staged in an arena setting. Audiences attending the Louisville opener, the massive Minneapolis, Detroit, and Pittsburgh shows, and the completely sold out Toronto blowout have experienced dazzling production featuring multiple stages and captivating visual effects, pre- and post-show dance parties, a sprawling setlist spanning the entire AF catalog, and of course, appearances from the familiar Reflektor bobbleheads.

No two Reflektor Tour shows are alike: Early reports have seen the band shatter the barrier between audience and performer, from red carpet arrivals to joining the audience in pre-show dance competitions. Additionally, Arcade Fire has been paying homage to each city’s musical heritage with exceptional covers of Prince in Minneapolis, Stevie Wonder in Detroit, Constantines in Toronto, and more.

Transforming the biggest arenas in the U.S. and Canada into unique and locally flavored carnivals, Arcade Fire will continue to provide Reflektor Tour revelers with an evening like no other. Showing up early and staying late are recommended. For a full list of remaining dates, support, etc., see below.

ARCADE FIRE
REFLEKTOR TOUR 2014

03/18/14 – Bridgeport, CT – Webser Bank Arena **
03/28/14 – Mexico City, Mexico – Vive Latino Festival
03/30/14 – Santiago, Chile – Lollapalooza: Chile
04/01/14 – San Isidro, Argentina – Lollapalooza: Argentina
04/04/14 – Rio De Janeiro, Brazil – Citibank Hall
04/06/14 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Lollapalooza: Brazil
04/09/14 – Houston, TX – CWM Pavilion *^
04/10/14 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater *^
04/13/14 – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
04/20/14 – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
04/23/14 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center *#
04/26/14 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre *#
04/27/14 – St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena #
04/29/14 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center *#
05/01/14 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena *#
05/02/14 – Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre *#
05/04/14 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans JazzFest
05/29-31/14 – Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Festival
05/31/14 – Lisbon, Portugal – Rock in Rio
06/03/14 – Paris, France – Zenith
06/06-07/14 – London, UK – Earl’s Court
06/09/14 – Landgraaf, Netherlands – Pinkpop
06/10/14 – Merksem, Belgium – Sportpaleis
06/12/14 – Oslo, Norway – Norwegian Wood Festival
06/15/14 – Aarhus, Denmark – Northside Festival
06/17/14 – Dresden, Germany – Junge Garde
06/18/14 – Berlin, Germany – Kindl-Bühne Wuhlheide
06/20/14 – Tuttlingen, Germany – Southside Festival
06/20/14 – Scheessel, Germany – Hurricane Festival
06/23/14 – Rome, Italy – Rock in Roma
06/24/14 – Verona, Italy – Castello Scaligero
06/29/14 – Dublin, Ireland – Marlay Park
07/30/14 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater
08/08/14 – Seattle, WA – The Gorge Amphitheatre
08/09/14 – Squamish, BC – Squamish Valley Festival
08/11/14 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
08/12/14 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
08/14/14 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
08/17/14 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center
08/19/14 – Boston, MA – Xfinity Center
08/20/14 – Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
08/22, 23 & 24/14 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
08/26 & 27/14 – Chicago, IL – United Center
08/29/14 – Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
08/30/14 – Montreal, QC – Parc Jean Drapeau

** w/ Dan Deacon and Kid Koala
* w/ Kid Koala
^ w/ Lost Bayou Ramblers
# w/ tUnE-yArDs