Arcade Fire Books Show In Miami, Added to Bridge School Benefit, Probable Brooklyn Shows This Weekend
Arcade Fire's upcoming album release only two weeks way, and it appears that the Canadian indie heroes have a few shows lined up and possibly secret shows on the way this weekend.
According to Rolling Stone, the group has confirmed an Oct. 24 show in Miami at Little Haiti Cultural Center where they will perform as "the Reflektors." Tickets for the show go on sale tomorrow at 10 a.m. ET. The band played under the name "Reflektors" before for a last-minute Montreal show in on the day they released their first single of the same name.
The band has also announced that they will join Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Tom Waits, Queens of the Stone Age, Jack Johnson and Elvis Costello for Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit concert on Oct. 26.
As CMJ begins this week, rumors are circulating that Arcade Fire are planning secret shows in Brooklyn. Fan-run Twitter page @ArcadeFiretube reported that two shows - advertised on posters as "Reflektors" gigs - have been confirmed by the band's management. The "warm-up gigs" are expected to take place Oct. 18 and 19, and @ArcadeFiretube suspects they will be held at East Williamsburg Art Space on 200 Meserole Street.
According to Spin, the posters say, "Formal attire or costume mandatory," as they did at the band's Montreal show, which aired on NBC as a concert special after the band performed on Saturday Night Live.
We will update with more news on the Brooklyn shows as they are confirmed, but while you wait for the album to drop, check out a clip of their most recent single, "Awful Sound (Oh Eurydice)" here, and let us now what you think in the comments section below.