New music from Arcade Fire is reportedly set for release on September 9.
Revolt TV cites sources close to the band, saying a brand new track will be out this autumn. However, September 9 is not the release date of a new album, which will be the follow up to 2010's 'The Suburbs'.
Meanwhile, former LCD Soundsystem leader James Murphy recently gave an update on the new Arcade Fire album. Murphy, who has helped to produce the record, told the Daily Star: "The album is going great. I'm too in the middle of it to know which way it will go in the end. But it's going to be a fantastic record."
In an interview with MusicWeek late last year, the band's manager Scott Rodger confirmed that Arcade Fire were going into the studio with Murphy to work on their fourth album. He said at the time: "They're in with James Murphy on three or so songs, plus Markus Dravs who is a long-time collaborator. They write too many songs - that's a good problem to have. There's around 35 songs with Arcade Fire, two albums'-worth for sure."
Murphy clarified his role on the album saying: "They are so good they could produce themselves, so my role in the band depends on the song," he explained. "Sometimes I'm going around making suggestions and playing instruments, other times I'm just helping the arrangements. We feel like part of each other's bands because we toured a lot together over the years."
Yesterday, we here at Crossfade noticed a curious update on local world-music promoter Rhythm Foundation's website for a special edition of the monthly Big Night in Little Haiti at the Little Haiti Cultural Center starring a band that we'd never heard of.
Oddly, though, the Xerox cutout flyer looked a lot like Win Butler, Régine Chassagne, and the rest of the gang. Plus, there was a Arcade Fire vid embedded alongside the show listing. And Win and Régine's new album is titled Reflektor. And, and, and ...
Now the band's added a second Miami show at downtown's Mekka Nightclub.
So far, Arcade Fire hasn't announced any official tour dates as the band prepares to release its fourth album, Reflektor, on October 29.
But details about two Miami concerts (in addition to two Brooklyn gigs, an appearance at Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit, and an L. A. show) have leaked after obscure clues began popping up across the Internet and Reflektor pre-orderers were tipped off.
12-07 Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena *
12-08 Los Angeles, CA - Shrine Auditorium ^
01-17 Auckland, New Zealand - Big Day Out 2014
01-19 Gold Coast, Australia - Big Day Out 2014
01-24 Melbourne, Australia - Big Day Out 2014
01-26 Sydney, Australia - Big Day Out 2014
01-27 Sydney, Australia - Big Day Out 2014
01-31 Adelaide, Australia - Big Day Out 2014
02-02 Perth, Australia - Big Day Out 2014
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, Ontario - Air Canada Centre
03-14 Ottawa, Ontario - 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, Chile - Lollapalooza
04-01-02 Buenos Aires, Argentina - Lollapalooza
04-05-06 Săo Paolo, Brazil - Lollapalooza
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 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
04-29 Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center
05-01 Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
05-02 Atlanta, GA - Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
05-29-31 Barcelona, Spain - Parc del Fňrum - Primavera Sound Festival
06-13-15 Aarhus, Denmark - Northside Festival
06-20-22 Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany - Southside Festival
06-20-22 Scheessel, Germany - Hurricane Festival
07-30 Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
08-08 Seattle, WA - Gorge Amphitheatre
08-11 Edmonton, Alberta - Rexall Place
08-12 Calgary, Alberta - Scotiabank Saddledome
08-14 Winnipeg, Manitoba - MTS Centre
08-17 Washington, DC - Verizon Center
08-19 Boston, MA - Comcast Center
08-20 Bangor, ME - Darling's Waerfront Pavilion
08-22 Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
08-23 Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
08-24 Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
08-26 Chicago, IL - United Center
08-29 Toronto, Ontario - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
08-30 Montreal, Quebec - Parc Jean-Drapeau
I hate to say it but I am not happy with the artistic direction AF has taken of late, I am really disappointed in Reflektor. It's not a bad CD per se but just not where I hoped they would go musically, particularly after Suburbs. I am even skipping their Barclays Center shows coming up soon because I know the set lists will be Reflektor heavy, which sucks because I love that venue (have seen Pearl Jam, MGMT & Queens of the Stone Age there and had a blast every time). Having said all that, a mediocre effort from AF is still a whole lot better than most acts best efforts.
July 25: Niigata, Japan (Fuji Rock)
July 30: Mountain View, CA (Shoreline Amphitheatre) * =
Aug. 1-2: Los Angeles, CA (The Forum) * + ~
Aug. 4: Santa Barbara, CA (Santa Barbara Bowl) * #
Aug. 5: Chula Vista, CA (Sleep Train Amphitheatre) * %
Aug. 8: Seattle, WA (Gorge Amphitheatre) *
Aug. 9: Squamish, British Columbia (Squamish Valley Festival)
Aug. 11: Edmonton, Alberta (Rexall Place) * $
Aug. 12: Calgary, Alberta (Scotiabank Saddledome) * $
Aug. 14: Winnipeg, Manitoba (MTS Centre) * $
Aug. 17: Washington, DC (Verizon Center) * @
Aug. 19: Boston, MA (Comcast Center) * @
Aug. 20: Bangor, ME (Darling's Waterfront Pavilion) * @
Aug. 22-23: Brooklyn, NY (Barclays Center) * +
Aug. 24: Brooklyn, NY (Barclays Center) * + $
Aug. 26-27: Chicago, IL (United Center) * =
Aug. 29: Toronto, Ontario (Molson Canadian Amphitheatre) * !
Aug. 30: Montreal, Quebec (Parc Jean-Drapeau) * % >
* with Dan Deacon
= with Devo
+ with Unicorns
# with Owen Pallett
% with Spoon
$ with tUnE-yArDs
! with Constantines
@ with Antibalas
~ with Pulp's Steve Mackey (DJ set)
> with Fraka