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Old 02-13-2007, 11:53 AM   #361
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I'm not interested enough in them (yet) to see them in concert. I do like Neon Bible but there's other bands like The Killers, RHCP, Roger Waters etc. I'd like to see!
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Old 02-13-2007, 11:58 AM   #362
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I'm not interested enough in them (yet) to see them in concert. I do like Neon Bible but there's other bands like The Killers, RHCP, Roger Waters etc. I'd like to see!
While those bands are great you are missing out on a fantastic live experience when you go to an Arcade Fire concert. You'll leave the show a fan!
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Think about this Zoots. When you finally are a fanatic you'll be like "Damn, what was I thinking? Why didn't I go see them on the Neon Bible tour when I had a change? D'OH!"
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Old 02-13-2007, 12:02 PM   #364
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Think about this Zoots. When you finally are a fanatic you'll be like "Damn, what was I thinking? Why didn't I go see them on the Neon Bible tour when I had a change? D'OH!"
Right. Think how great it would have been to be able to say you saw U2 on their Boy or October tour. You have a chance to say that with Arcade Fire, because they could be a very successful band in the future.
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Think about this Zoots. When you finally are a fanatic you'll be like "Damn, what was I thinking? Why didn't I go see them on the Neon Bible tour when I had a change? D'OH!"
Very much possible.
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Old 02-13-2007, 01:02 PM   #366
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Right. Think how great it would have been to be able to say you saw U2 on their Boy or October tour. You have a chance to say that with Arcade Fire, because they could be a very successful band in the future.
So could a thousand other bands.

I saw U2 on the Boy tour because I loved the Boy album and wanted to see them.

Arcade Fire ? meh.....they're ok. I might like them more if they weren't so hyped.
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Any word on when tickets go on sale?
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Any word on when tickets go on sale?
In Montreal they go on sale on March 3
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On what site are they selling them?
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On what site are they selling them?
For the Montreal shows, Admission.com

It was good hanging out BM, I'm sure I'll see you for the May shows

These are apparently the show dates/on sale dates

THU 4/26/2007 San Diego, CA Spreckels Theatre 2/24/2007
SAT 4/28/2007 Indio, CA Coachella On sale now
TUE 5/1/2007 Atlanta, GA Civic Center 2/23/2007
WED 5/2/2007 Asheville, NC Thomas Wolfe Auditorium 2/23/2007
FRI 5/4/2007 Washington, DC DAR Constitution Hall 2/24/2007
SAT 5/5/2007 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theatre 3/2/2007
MON 5/7/2007 New York, NY TBA TBA
TUE 5/8/2007 New York, NY TBA TBA
WED 5/9/2007 New York, NY TBA TBA
THU 5/10/2007 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre 2/23/2007
SAT 5/12/2007 Montreal, QC Arena Maurice Richard 3/2/2007
SUN 5/13/2007 Montreal, QC Arena Maurice Richard 3/2/2007
TUE 5/15/2007 Toronto, ON Massey Hall 2/23/2007
WED 5/16/2007 Toronto, ON Massey Hall 2/23/2007
FRI 5/18/2007 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre 2/24/2007
SAT 5/19/2007 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre 2/24/2007
SUN 5/20/2007 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre 2/24/2007
SUN 5/27/2007 Portland, OR Schnitzer Concert Hall 2/24/2007
FRI 6/1/2007 Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre 3/4/2007
SAT 6/2/2007 Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre 3/4/2007
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So now that we have a flac...do you guys hear things, you haven't heard before?
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TUE 5/15/2007 Toronto, ON Massey Hall 2/23/2007
WED 5/16/2007 Toronto, ON Massey Hall 2/23/2007


Must.Get.Tickets.
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LIVE: Arcade Fire Close Montreal Homestand With Joyous Chaos
Tuesday February 13, 2007 @ 05:30 PM
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February 10, 2007
Ukrainian Federation
Montreal, QC
by Noah Love

Just how rabid was anticipation for any one of Arcade Fire's five hometown shows at the Ukrainian Federation? Here's the craziest story I heard, from the three girls who were first in line on Saturday night. One of the downtown record stores was selling 50 day-of tickets to each show. These girls started waiting outside the store in -20 Celsius weather at 12:30 a.m. Saturday morning. They got their tickets at 10 a.m., when the store opened. Then, just to ensure that they were the most dedicated fans on the planet, they got to the hall at 1:30 p.m. to wait another six hours outside before the doors opened. By my count, they were basically running on maybe 2.5 hours of sleep and had been outside for roughly 17 hours. Yes, it was that kind of week in Montreal.

The Ukrainian Federation building didn't, from the outset, inspire the hope that this would be a memorable show. The concert hall was a cross between a high school cafeteria and a '50s movie house. The wood and leather seats were nearly all on the verge of collapse, though nobody in the room would use them when Arcade Fire hit the stage. When the band finally did stroll on just over an hour after the doors were mercifully opened, the crowd was still just getting warmed up. That said, the adulation meter was still on "high."

The first half of the group's set focused entirely on the new album, Neon Bible. "My Body Is A Cage" was a bit of an odd choice for an opener, given that it closes the new record. But it's also one of the record's most incendiary tracks, and it was a more than apt way to kick off the night. "Black Mirror" ranked as the only disappointment of the night. While the track is a swirling, crisp masterstroke on Neon Bible, over-instrumentation and early sound troubles helped dull its impact on stage. The record's two Springsteen-esque rockers, "Keep The Car Running" and "Antichrist Television Blues," were played back to back. The latter lived up to its live potential, while the former far exceeded the recorded version. While the album edition of "ATB" is repetitive and, ultimately, the weak link on Neon Bible, live, Win Butler gets increasingly intense until he abruptly stops like a diffused bomb at the end.

While everyone was excited to see the band and hear the new songs, the room didn't really start moving until the first Funeral cut, "Haiti." Regine Chassagne's chirpy lead vocals literally moved the flimsy Ukrainian Federation floor. During the one-two punch of "Neighbourhood #3 (Power Out)" and "Rebellion (Lies)," the fact that the audience near the stage didn't end up in a pile of rubble in the basement was beyond me. The Funeral tracks were also mass singalongs. The melodic refrain from "Haiti" was sung repeatedly by those in attendance even after the band stopped playing it.

After an encore of "Neighbourhood #1 (Tunnels)," the band trekked off with a pile of acoustic instruments. The audience stood around clapping for about 10 minutes before a guy onstage handed out set lists and told everyone the group had gone to the basement to perform. It was too rammed downstairs to even get into the hallway leading in that direction, so I missed a performance of "The Well And The Lighthouse." That was rectified when Butler suddenly showed up at the back of the main room upstairs and led the audience in the now requisite acoustic singalong of "Wake Up." The rest of the band successfully maneuvered the crowd halfway through, and led the night to a positively glorious, if completely chaotic, conclusion. All things considered, it was one of the best performances I've seen the band do, and I've seen my share.

It's interesting seeing a band whose fame is spiralling upward faster than they can control it trying to maintain the club ethos. Arcade Fire are getting a little too big for these antics now, so it was pretty special for anyone in the building on any of the five nights to get to see them playing the outrageously hyped indie band for one last week. Next time around, it's going to be a lot bigger. The group have announced May 12-13 gigs at Arena Maurice Richard in Montreal and May 15-16 shows at Massey Hall in Toronto.

Here's the set list from Saturday night's show:

* "My Body Is A Cage"
* "Black Mirror"
* "Keep The Car Running"
* "Antichrist Television Blues"
* "No Cars Go"
* "Haiti"
* "Black Wave/Bad Vibration"
* "Windowsill"
* "Ocean Of Noise"
* "Neighbourhood #3 (Power Out)"
* "Rebellion (Lies)"
* "Intervention"
* "Neighbourhood #1 (Tunnels)"
* "The Well And The Lighthouse" (acoustic)
* "Wake Up" (acoustic)
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i agree. they should play larger venues. the show here in denmark sold out in just a few minutes - the venue is way too small.
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Old 02-13-2007, 09:54 PM   #375
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It was good hanging out BM, I'm sure I'll see you for the May shows

Indeed it was. I will most definitely try to get my hands on tickets for the May shows. Maurice Richard Arena has approximately 5000-6000 seat capacity so it should be easier to get tickets.
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