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Arcade Fire Announce First Live Shows of 2016 at European Festivals

by Carolyn Menyes   Jan 26, 2016 15:31 PM EST

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Arcade Fire may not be releasing a new album until next year, but fans in Europe will have two chances to see the "Reflektor" band this summer. On Tuesday (Jan. 26), Arcade Fire announced that they will be performing at two festivals in Portugal and Brazil in July.

Arcade Fire will first headline Bilbao BBK Live in Bilbao, Spain over the second weekend in July. From July 7 to 9, Arcade Fire join the likes of Pixies, Foals, Father John Misty, Years and Years, Courtney Barnett and more at the annual Spanish festival.

And though Bilbao BBK Live runs from July 7 to 9, it's safe to say that Arcade Fire will be playing during the beginning two-thirds of the festival. According to Pitchfork, the Canadian alt-rockers are also due to perform at NOS Alive on July 9. Other acts on July 9 at NOS Alive include M83 and José González.

Formerly known as Optimus Alive, this year's NOS Alive is also notable because it is one of the few music festivals that also has Radiohead on the bill, as the legendary rock outlet preps for the release of its new album. Other acts at NOS Alive include The Chemical Brothers, The 1975, Pixies, Tame Impala, Hot Chip and more.

Speaking of new albums, Arcade Fire seems on pace to release a new LP in 2017. Earlier this month, the band donated a pair of tickets to its upcoming world tour, with an estimated redeem date of November 2017. Eagle-eyed fans spotted the subtle tour tease and inferred that Arcade Fire's fifth studio album will be released next year.

Arcade Fire's last album Reflektor was released in October 2013.

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