Arcade Fire Tack North American Dates onto World Tour

Finally, after three years of being off the music scene, Win Butler, wife Regine Chassagne, William Butler, Tim Kingsbury, Sarah Neufield, Jeremy Gara and Richard Reed Perry, collectively known as Arcade Fire, will be back on the North American road show scene to pave the way for the release of their upcoming third studio effort “The Suburbs”.

The 7-city US tour will begin on August 1 in Boston and will run through the 11th when it concludes in Atlanta. After which the band will be dropping by Toronto, then head back to Europe to tackle the remaining dates for their European tour which will begin this month.

Arcade Fire will be accompanied by Texas-based rock band Spoon to open for their shows in Philadelphia, NYC, Columbia, MD and for the tour finale in Atlanta. Tickets for the said tour will be available to the public on June 4. Log on to the band’s website to find out more about the band’s tour schedule.

Arcade Fire will also be using the upcoming tour as medium to help the impoverished. For every ticket sold for any of the 7 shows, a dollar will go to the non-profit organization Partners in Health which aids communities stricken with sickness and a poor quality of life to get and live better.

It has been three years since the septet released “Neon Bible”, their sophomore album which took the 2nd spot at the Billboard 200 charts upon its release in 2007. Their follow-up to that album, “The Suburbs”, which was recorded both in New York and at home in Montreal, is bound to hit stores on August 3.

2010 Arcade Fire Concert Tour
June 2010
7, 8 – Sherbrooke, Ontario – Theater Granada
28 – Helsinki, Finland – The Senate Square
30 – Rattvik, Sweden – Dalhalla

July 2010
2 – Arendal, Norway – Tromoya
4 – Werchter, Belgium – Festivalpark
9 – Dublin, Ireland – Oxegen
12 – Quebec City, Quebec – Festival D’Ete de Quebec
13 – Ottawa, Ontario – Lebreton Flats Park
31 – Montreal, Quebec – Parc Jean Drapeau

August 2010
1 – Boston, MA – Bank of America Pavilion
2 – Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center for the Performing Arts (w/ Spoon)
4 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden (w/ Spoon)
6 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion (w/ Spoon)
8 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
9 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
11 – Atlanta, GA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater at Encore Park (w/ Spoon)
14 – Toronto, Ontario – Olympic Island
27 – Leeds, United Kingdom – Leeds Festival
28 – Reading, United Kingdom – Reading Festival
29 – Paris, France – Rock En Seine Festival
31 – Berlin, Germany – Tempodrom

September 2010
2 – Bologna, Italy – Arena Parco Nord