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ARCADE FIRE THE SUBURBS DELUXE EDITION OUT AUGUST 2

CD/DVD Package To Feature Previously Unreleased Tracks, Scenes From The Suburbs Film, 80-plus-page Expanded Booklet & More

Pre-Order Live Now At https://www.mergerecords.com/store/store_detail.php?catalog_id=805

Arcade Fire will release a deluxe CD/DVD version of its Album of the Year Grammy Award-winning third album The Suburbs August 2nd on Merge Records in the U.S.

The expanded CD version of The Suburbs sees the original album augmented by a longer version of the track “Wasted Hours (A Life That We Can Live),” as well as the previously unreleased “Culture War” and “Speaking In Tongues,” the latter of which features David Byrne on additional vocals.

Highlights of the DVD portion include the complete half-hour short film Scenes From The Suburbs, directed by Spike Jonze and hailed as “absolutely f–king gorgeous” by INDIEWIRE at its U.S. premiere at this year’s SXSW festival, the companion documentary Behind The Scenes From The Suburbs, and the music video for the track “The Suburbs.”

The package is rounded out by an exclusive booklet featuring lyrics and 80 pages of photos taken during the Scenes From The Suburbs film shoot.

For further information, go to arcadefire.com or mergerecords.com

ARCADE FIRE FULL U.S. TOUR ANNOUNCED

Album Of The Year Grammy Winners Confirm Balance of April 9-May 6 Dates

ARCADE FIRE FULL U.S. TOUR ANNOUNCED
Album Of The Year Grammy Winners Confirm Balance of April 9-May 6 Dates
Album of the Year Grammy winners Arcade Fire have confirmed all remaining dates of their upcoming U.S. tour.

The shows kick off April 9 in Denver and include previously announced sold out appearances including an April 16 Coachella headlining set, an April 22, 24, 25 three-night stand at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion. The band’s May 6 Jazz Fest headline in New Orleans will be the tour’s final date.

The April 9-May 6 run is Arcade Fire’s latest in support of its critically acclaimed third album The Suburbs, which recently took Album Of The Year, top prize at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards.

The Suburbs was released August 3, 2010 on Merge Records, debuting at #1 on the U.S. Top 200 and selling nearly 500,000 copies as of press time. The record has been supported by an extensive world tour that has included two nights at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

See below for a full itinerary. For further information, check arcadefire.com or contact Steve Martin or Amy Grote at nasty little man, amy@nastylittleman.com 212 343 0740

SAT4/9/2011    Broomfield, CO    1st Bank Center    *
MON4/11/2011    Orem, UT    The UCCU Center    *
WED4/13/2011    Phoenix, AZ    Comerica Theatre    *
THU4/14/2011    Las Vegas, NV    The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel *
SAT4/16/2011    Indio, CA    Coachella    (Sold out)
MON4/18/2011    Santa Fe, NM    Santa Fe Convention Center
WED4/20/2011    Kansas City, MO    Starlight Amphitheatre   **
FRI4/22/2011    Chicago, IL    UIC Pavilion   (Sold out)  **
SUN4/24/2011    Chicago, IL    UIC Pavilion      (Sold out)  **
MON4/25/2011    Chicago, IL    UIC Pavilion      (Sold out)  **
WED4/27/2011    Indianapolis, IN    The Lawn at White River State Park    **
THU4/28/2011    Memphis, TN    Orpheum Theatre
SAT4/30/2011    Dallas, TX    Gexa Energy Pavilion    ***
TUE5/3/2011    Austin, TX    The Backyard    ****
WED5/4/2010    The Woodlands, TX    Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion    ****
FRI5/6/2011    New Orleans, LA    Jazz and Heritage Festival

*  Local Natives Support
**  The National Support
***  Okkervil River Support
****    Explosions in the Sky Support

ARCADE FIRE NOMINATED FOR ALBUM OF THE YEAR GRAMMY

The Suburbs Receives Three Nods Total

“Now our parents will get off our backs about getting a real respectable job!!!!!”–Win Butler

Arcade Fire’s critically acclaimed opus The Suburbs has been nominated for Album Of The Year, arguably the highest possible honor of the 53rd annual Grammy Awards.

The Suburbs has received a total of three nominations: Album Of The Year, Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals for The Suburbs’ “Ready To Start” and Best Alternative Music Album.

Reached for comment in London, where the band is in the midst of a two-night stand at the O2 Arena, Arcade Fire’s Win Butler said, “We are very proud of the record we made and feel incredibly blessed that so many people have gotten it! For those of you who don’t understand how gambling works, if something is 100 to 1 odds and you put down 10 dollars, you win 1000 dollars… I’m just saying.”

The Suburbs was released August 3, 2010 on Merge Records, debuting at #1 on the U.S. Top 200 and selling nearly 400,000 copies as of press time. The record has been supported by an extensive world tour that has included two nights at New York’s Madison Square Garden and a November 13 appearance on Saturday Night Live. The current run of dates will conclude December 12 in Glasgow.

The 53rd annual Grammy Awards will take place at Los Angeles’ STAPLES Center on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, and will air live on CBS from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).