June 1, 2017
Canadian act Arcade Fire will release their fifth album this week but we haven’t heard much material from the upcoming record – only the January single ‘I Give You Power’. Now, reportedly, the new song is just around the corner.
According to Stereogum, Vancouver radio station 102.7 The Peak suggested that Arcade Fire would be releasing a new single this Friday, June 2. The original source’s tweet has been deleted since, but the post read:“Hold onto your bobble heads, @arcadefire have promised us a new tune on Friday!”
The Canadians released the anti-Trump song ‘I Give You Power’ early this year, which marked the first new material in two years. Their new album was initially expected in April but was then postponed till June.
In fact, some lucky fans have already had a chance to hear a few new Arcade Fire songs. A couple of weeks ago the band reportedly played six new tracks at a secret show in Montreal. According to Montreal Gazette, all attendees were required to check their mobiles in at the door, obviously, in order to avoid exposure of the debuting songs.
One of the attendies commented that the new tracks “exhibited pop and electronic influences in the vein of ‘Reflektor’”, the band’s last studio album.
This summer Arcade Fire can be seen live on the following dates of their European tour:
Arcade Fire Tour Dates 2017:
Jun 03 Primavera Sound Barcelona, Spain
Jun 05 Nuits de Fourvière Lyon, France
Jun 07 Baths Hall Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
Jun 08 Corn Exchange Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Jun 10 Isle of Wight Festival Newport, United Kingdom
Jun 13 Belsonic Festival Belfast, United Kingdom
Jun 14 Arcade Fire At Malahide Castle Dublin, Ireland
Jun 16 Arcade Fire at Tanzbrunnen Cologne, Germany
Jun 17 Best Kept Secret Festival Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands
Jun 19 INmusic Festival Zagreb, Croatia
Jun 29 Rock Werchter Werchter, Belgium
Jul 01 Roskilde Festival Roskilde, Denmark
Jul 02 Arcade Fire at Wuhlheide Berlin, Germany
Jul 04 London York Hall London, United Kingdom
Jul 05 London York Hall London, United Kingdom
Jul 06 Arcade Fire At Castlefield Bowl Manchester, United Kingdom
Jul 09 Eurockéennes Festival Belfort, France
Jul 11 Ahoi! The Full Hit of Summer Linz, Austria
Jul 15 Vieilles Charrues Carhaix Plouguer, France
Jul 17 Milano Summer Festival – Ippodromo SNAI San Siro Milan, Italy
Jul 18 Firenze Summer Festival – Visarno Arena – Ippodromo del Visarno Florence, Italy
Jul 19 Paléo Festival Nyon, Switzerland
Aug 06 Grant Park Chicago, IL