Arcade Fire celebrated the release of WE, its first new album in five years, on Friday with the announcement of a world tour. This summer and fall will see the indie veterans perform throughout Europe and North America, with Feist opening abroad and Beck playing solo acoustic sets to start the rest.
WE marks the culmination of a gradual awakening for Arcade Fire. The saga began back in March with the abrupt release of “The Lightning I” and “The Lightning II”, the band’s first new output since 2017’s Everything Now. Another single followed, as well as a run of pop-up shows at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom. In the midst of the excitement, however, Will Butler revealed he had left the band at the end of 2021 after the new album was complete. The group soldiered on, performing a surprise set at Coachella, and will now embark on its first tour since 2018. The band will also perform as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live tomorrow, May 7th, with host Benedict Cumberpatch.
After performing throughout Europe in August and September, Arcade Fire will return to North America on October 28th for a show at The Anthem in Washington, D.C. The group will play major markets including NYC (11/4), Boston, MA (11/8); Chicago, IL (11/12); Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA (11/16, 11/19); and Seattle, WA (11/22) before finishing out the tour with a trio of shows in its native Canada with stops in Vancouver, BC (11/25); Edmonton, AB (11/27); and Toronto, ON (12/1).
Tickets for the upcoming Arcade Fire WE tour go on sale to the general public on Friday, May 13th at 10 a.m. local time. Scroll down for a full list of dates.
Arcade Fire – WE
Arcade Fire 2022 Tour Dates:
08-30 Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena *
09-02 Birmingham, England – Utilita Arena Birmingham *
09-03 Manchester, England – AO Arena *
09-05 Glasgow, Scotland – OVO Hydro *
09-08 London, England – The O2 *
09-11 Lille, France – Zenith *
09-12 Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis *
09-14 Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena *
09-15 Paris, France – Accor Arena *
09-17 Milan, Italy – Mediolanum Forum *
09-18 Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle *
09-21 Madrid, Spain – WiZink Center *
09-22 Lisbon, Portugal – Campo Pequeno *
09-23 Lisbon, Portugal – Campo Pequeno *
09-25 Bordeaux, France – Arkea Arena *
09-26 Nantes, France – Zenith de Nantes *
09-28 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome *
09-29 Berlin, Germany – Mercedes-Benz Arena *
10-01 Warsaw, Poland – COS Torwar *
10-28 Washington, DC – The Anthem ^
11-01 Camden, NJ – Waterfront Music Pavilion ^
11-04 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center ^
11-08 Boston, MA – MGM Fenway Music Hall ^
11-10 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena ^
11-12 Chicago, IL – United Center ^
11-13 Minneapolis, MN – The Armory ^
11-16 Los Angeles, CA – The Kia Forum ^
11-19 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium ^
11-22 Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena ^
11-25 Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena ^
11-27 Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place ^
12-01 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena ^
* with special guest Feist
^ with special guest Beck (acoustic)
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