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Art rockers return

Topping nearly every best of the year list in 2004 with their debut album Funeral, Arcade Fire captured the ears of the indie rock press and kept them interested with their baroque rock and varied instrumentation. Hailing from Montreal in Canada, the seven-piece led by husband and wife team Win Butler and Régine Chassagne returned with Neon Bible in 2007 to more plaudits. The album which featured tracks such as Keep The Car Running and Black Mirror was recorded in a renovated church in Quebec, along with sessions in Budapest and one by the Hudson River in New York. They toured the album widely including an appearance at Glastonbury.

Arcade Fire's return to the UK this year will allow Reading and Leeds goers the chance to hear tracks from their latest release, The Suburbs. Already receiving positive reviews from critics, this album sees the band experiment more with electronic sounds. Expect a powerful display of indie Americana when they hit the Main stage to unveil their new material.

Set List

  • 1.Ready To Start
  • 2.Keep The Car Running
  • 3.Neighborhood #2 (Laika)
  • 4.No Cars Go
  • 5.Haiti
  • 6.Modern Man
  • 7.Rococo
  • 8.The Suburbs
  • 9.Intervention
  • 10.Crown Of Love
  • 11.Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
  • 12.Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
  • 13.We Used To Wait
  • 14.Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
  • 15.Rebellion (Lies)
  • 16.Month Of May
  • 17.Wake Up

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Reviews

Arcade Fire tell Leeds Festival to sing so loud 'they'll hear us in a space station'

NME 27 August 2010

Band bring 'The Suburbs' to Main Stage for headline slot.

'Punctual' Arcade Fire show Axl Rose how headlining Reading Festival is done

NME 28 August 2010

Plus band thank crowd for letting them play on Nirvana's stage.

                                                                       

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Playing

Main Stage

Saturday 28 / Reading

Friday 27 / Leeds

Latest Album

Album Cover

The Suburbs

A complex, captivating work that retains its magic and mystery several plays later.

More Arcade Fire album reviews at bbc.co.uk/music

Tipped by

Zane Lowe

Last Tracks

Played on the BBC

Wasted Hours
Radio scotland | Tom Morton 19/08/2010
We Used To Wait
6 Music | Shaun Keaveny Vinyl Roof Tops and Ice Creams.
Empty Room
6 Music | Chris Hawkins Genre Hop TV Themes

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