Canadian indie rock giants Arcade Fire have announced their 2014 North American Reflektor Tour. The trek kicks off this coming spring on March 6 in Louisville, KY and runs through the summer. The tour includes several stops in both the U.S. and Canada. Tickets go on-sale on November 22. Arcade Fire are enjoying the recent success of their latest album, Reflektor. Released on September 9, the double-disc effort debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200. The band is playing a Christmas show, Not So Silent Night in Oakland, CA on December 7, and touring Australia in January and February 2014. They are also set to play the Primavera Festival in Barcelona, Spain on May 31, 2014.
Arcade Fire quickly rose to prominence with the release of their debt album, Funeral, in 2004. The album garnered massive wide-spread praise from critics and fans alike, and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album. The band opened a handful of shows for U2 on their Vertigo World Tour, and played several festivals in the summer of 2005 including Coachella, Reading and Leeds, and Lollapalooza. In 2007, the band released their sophomore effort, Neon Bible. It debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200, and sold over 92,000 copies in it’s first week of sales. The band toured the world, with some North American dates being supported by LCD Soundsystem.
The year 2010 brought Arcade Fire their greatest success yet with the release of their third album, The Suburbs. The disc debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, and also went #1 in Ireland, Canada, and the U.K. In 2011, the album garnered awards for Album of The Year at the Juno Awards (Canada), Best International Album (BRIT Awards), and Album of The Year at the Grammy Awards. In 2012, Arcade Fire recorded the song “Abraham’s Daughter” for the soundtrack to the blockbuster film, The Hunger Games. The band also contributed original music to the film’s score. The band released their fourth album, Reflektor, in 2013. It gave the band their second-straight #1 debut on the Billboard Top 200. – by Matt Bishop