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Arcade Fire ask that you wear “formal attire or a costume” to their summer tour

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    One of the things I personally found most awesome about Arcade Fire’s Reflektor roll-out was the band’s persistence in maintaining their new persona, even in the face of potential commercial repercussions. Color me naive, but I do believe that if Arcade Fire had gone on The Colbert Report and actually referred to themselves as Arcade Fire, and not The Reflektors, Reflektor may have had a shot at outperforming The Suburbs.

    It remains to be seen how the band will present themselves for their upcoming summer tour, though I have a hard time believing Coachella wants The Reflektors, and not Arcade Fire, as the name listed at the top of the lineup. The band does appear to be holding firm to their new dress code, though, which has been implemented for every date in support of Reflektor thus far. As Slate points out, the Ticketmaster page for Arcade Fire advises patrons to “please wear formal attire or costume.” That includes, you, KFC Yum! Center.

    I doubt anyone will be kicked out for wearing a Neon Bible t-shirt, but I do disagree with Slate’s premise that it’s a “misguided attempt by a big band to retain some vestige of their erstwhile smallness.” God forbid we think outside the box every once in a while.

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    For an example of what to wear, watch the band’s recent concert film, Here Comes the Night:

    And here are those tour dates:

    Arcade Fire 2013-2014 Tour Dates:
    11/15 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland
    11/16 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland
    11/19 – Berlin, DE @ Astra
    11/22 – Paris, FR @ Pavillon Baltard
    11/24 – Brussels, BE @ Halles De Scharbeek
    11/27 – Blackpool, UK @ Empress Ballroom
    12/07 – Oakland, CA @ Not So Silent Night
    12/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas
    01/17 – Auckland, NZ @ Big Day Out
    01/19 – Gold Coast, AU @ Big Day Out
    01/24 – Melbourne, AU @ Big Day Out
    01/26-27 – Sydney, AU @ Big Day Out
    01/31 – Adelaide, AU @ Big Day Out
    02/02 – Perth, AU @ Big Day Out
    03/06 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum Center!
    03/08 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
    03/10 – Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
    03/12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Consol energy Center
    03/13 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Center
    03/14 – Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre
    03/16 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
    03/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
    03/18 – Bridgeport, CT @ Webster Bank Arena
    03/29-30 – Santiago, CL @ Lollapalooza Chile
    04/01-02 – Bueno Aires, AR @ Lollapalooza Argentina
    04/05-06 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Lollapalooza Brazil
    04/09 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
    04/10 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
    04/23 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
    04/26 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
    04/27 – St. Louis, MO @ Verizone Wireless Amphitheater
    04/29 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
    05/01 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
    05/02 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphiteatre at Lakewood
    05/29/31 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
    06/12-15 – Aarhus, DK NorthSide Festival
    06/21-24 – Scheessel, DE @ Hurricane Festival
    06/21-24 – Neuhausen, DE @ Southside Festival
    07/30 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
    08/08 – George, WA @ Gorge Amphitheatre
    08/11 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
    08/12 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
    08/14 – Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
    08/17 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Centre
    08/19 – Boston, MA @ Comcast Center
    08/22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
    08/23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
    08/26 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
    08/30 – Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean-Drapeau

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