29th October 2007
- Doors Open:
£23 Tickets are limited to four per person.
Grammy nominated indie rock band Arcade Fire have announced a UK tour playing six arena shows in the UK this autumn, including the band’s first ever show in Newcastle, at the Metro Radio Arena on Monday 29th October 2007.
The non conformist Canadian seven piece are known for enthralling live performances, as well as their use of unusually large numbers of musical instruments.
Rooted in indie rock, their music is often ornately arranged, and features instruments that are uncommon in rock and roll such as the organ and accordian, thus placing them more specifically in a Baroque Indie category.
Their debut album, “Funeral”, debuted in February 2005 in the UK, and was highly acclaimed by critics.
The MTV2 2005 Review named “Funeral” Album of the Year, and NME named it Number 2 in their list of 2005's best albums with "Rebellion (Lies)" the best track.
By November 2005, “Funeral” had gone gold in both Canada and the UK and sold in excess of half a million copies worldwide, a phenomenal number for an independent release with minimal television or radio exposure.
Having reaped unprecedented praise for their majestic debut album 'Funeral', Arcade Fire holed themselves up in a small church outside Montreal to record the eagerly anticipated follow-up.
Entitled 'Neon Bible' The second album to be released exceeds all expectations, experiencing breakthrough commercial success showing them capable of Big Rock. During its first week, it debuted at number 2 in the United Kingdom and The UK Top 40 Album Chart for the week Frontman Win Butler described the album as sounding "like standing by the ocean at night".
After a sold out US tour featuring a star turn at Coachella The Arcade Fire return to Europe this month for various festival appearances including Reading, T in the Park and Latitude, being confirmed as the second headliners at Reading and Leeds.
Main support act confirmed as CLINIC.
Tickets go on sale Friday 15th June 2007. Tickets are limited to four per person.