When one of the biggest Indie bands in the world announces a new tour, you would expect them to be doing around 20 dates in the biggest countries, playing some of the best venues and wowing crowds so much they have to put on extra dates to quench the thirst for tickets. However, Canadian band Arcade Fire has announced just five UK dates for their November tour.
This means if you want to see them in action, you’ll have to move fast before the London, Glasgow and Blackpool crowds snap them up. Arcade Fire, playing under its recently acquired touring name ‘The Reflektors’ released its new album at the end of October and tickets for the upcoming tour went on sale on 1st November with full details available on the wow247.co.uk site.
The relatively intimate gigs have one condition, for anyone purchasing a ticket, you have to dress up in a costume, or formal attire. There’s always been something a little bit quirky about indie bands, and that’s what often makes them so popular, the fact that they’re a bit ‘different’ to all other bands and this idea is a great way to get people relaxed and ready to enjoy the show.
The ‘mini tour’ has been seen as a bit of a teaser for die-hard Arcade Fire fans, with many wondering if there’s a bigger tour on the horizon, possibly for 2014 to give more fans the opportunity to hear live versions from the new album. Alternatively it could be more of a “suck it and see” approach to touring the new album, letting a small sample of people experience it and see how the set is appreciated before expanding it into a full national or even world tour in 2014.
Time will tell, but if the new album is anything like the BRIT Award winning The Suburbs, then the gigs are almost certain to be sold out, so don’t miss an opportunity to see the guys in action (in your costume!)
The dates and venues for the tour are:
11-12 November, the Roundhouse, London
15-16 November, Barrowland, Glasgow
27 November, Winter Gardens, Blackpool