Arcade Fire are the undisputed poster band of indie rock's ascendancy in the musical mainstream, proving with each successive album that it's possible to be both a critical darling and a populist favorite. For 2013's Reflektor, the band teamed up with James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem to record their most ambitious collection of songs yet, topping charts — and critics' best-of lists — around the world. As revered for their frenzied live shows as they are for their records, the band has fans eagerly awaiting the 2014 Reflektor Tour, which includes headlining slots at Coachella and Glastonbury.
FANS WHO BOUGHT TICKETS SAY:
" Had heard so much about how electrifying their live performances were. It wasn't hype. This band puts it all out on the stage. I'll see them again...and again...and again!”
" A huge fan of Arcade Fire and they did not disappoint. Absolutely love their presence. The show was unbelievable."
" The show was amazingly energetic! It was without a doubt one of the best shows I've ever seen."
When Arcade Fire released their debut full-length Funeral in 2004, critics hailed it as an instant classic, heaping big praise — and even bigger expectations — on the Canadian art rockers. The band delivered on the hype, topping charts around the world in 2007 with Neon Bible and again in 2010 with Suburbs, dark horse winner of Album of the Year at the 2011 Grammy Awards. In 2013 the band released Reflektor to yet another No. 1 spot on the BIllboard 200, also making time amid their busy touring schedule to provide the score for Spike Jonze's film Her.
I hadn't listened to them in about 5 years when I heard they were going to play at Lollapalooza. I relistened and listened to Reflektor pretty deep for the first time. They were the perfect closer for the weekend. They had that cosmic pensive feel live that I hear in Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon. They transitioned songs seamlessly and all was chill yet groovy. Highly recommended.
PLEASE GO ON TOUR!
I've never been to one of their concerts. I'm a new fan, but I'm obsessed with them theres not one song i dislike from any of their albums. Please go on tour I really want to see you guys play live.
If you do not like crying during concerts, do not go see Arcade Fire. Being my favourite band, I had high expectations for their live show, and I wasn't able to see them until this past tour. Luckily, they were able to exceed my expectations. By far. I actually saw them in Philly earlier in March, but being in general admission in DC (was in seats in Philly) was well worth it... I was front row so I got the full experience. The band was so interactive with the audience, and Win Butler took my friend's phone during Reflektor and shot a short video with it! No amount of words can be used to describe the impact this show had on me and how amazing it was, so I'm just gonna leave it at this. I am extremely impatient for Arcade Fire's next tour and album.
Not As Good As Suburbs Tour But Still Good
The Reflektor material, IMHO, didn't transfer well to live performance with few exceptions. Things picked up when older material was played. Wake Up was, as usual, terrific!!
Arcade is on fire
The show exceeded my expectations. The band sounds great live. Any tv performance they did in the past doesn't prepare you for what you see in their concert. If you ever have a chance to see them perform live, don't miss it.