Arcade Fire deliver on content promise, release new single, detail LP, announce tour


Earlier in the week Arcade Fire ramped up their online presence, telling fans to “Stay tuned for Infinite Content.” Roughly 48 hours later, we have content.

We’re not too sure we can classify it as “infinite,” but it certainly goes a long way.

Arcade Fire have shared a boisterous new single titled “Everything Now” (hear it below), and it’s the first taste off a new LP that’s due July 28 via Columbia Records. Everything Now, the album, is the Canadian band’s fifth overall and first proper follow-up to 2013’s Reflektor. It was produced by Arcade Fire, with assistance from Daft Punk‘s Thomas Bangalter and Steve Mackey of Pulp, and recorded at New Orleans’ Boombox Studios, Sonovox Studios in Montreal, and Paris’ Gang Recording Studio.


In addition, Arcade Fire have also detailed a North American tour for later this year, and in its early stages comes to TD Garden on September 15. Preservation Hall Jazz Band will open, and tickets go on sale next Friday (June 9).

Ironically, while we have to wait a few months for the Arcade Fire tour to play Boston, the new single and album title reflect our modern culture’s insatiable appetite for “now.”

“There’s sort of an everything-nowness to life,” Win Butler tells BBC Radio 1 via the NME: “I feel like almost every event and everything that happens surrounds you on all sides. It’s trying to capture some of the experiences of being alive now in all its flaws and all its glory.”


Featured photo by Guy Aroch.

Arcade Fire 2017 Tour Dates:
August 06: Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
September 05: Quebec City, QC @ Centre Videotron
September 06: Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre *
September 09: Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre *
September 12: New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden ^%
September 15: Boston, MA @ TD Garden ^
September 16: Washington, DC @ Verizon Center ^
September 17: Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
September 21: Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Arena *
September 22: Tampa, FL @ USF Sun Dome *
September 23: Miami, FL @ Watsco Center at the University of Miami *
September 26: New Orleans, LA @ UNO Lakefront Arena *
September 27: Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center *
September 28: Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center *
October 11: Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place #
October 12: Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome #
October 14: Vancouver, BC @ Pacific Coliseum #
October 15: Seattle, WA @ Key Arena #
October 17: Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena $
October 18: San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena $
October 20: Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum $
October 22: Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Events Center $
October 25: Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
October 27: Kansas City, MO @ Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
October 29: St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
November 01: Windsor, ON @ Windsor Credit Family Union Centre +
November 03: Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
* = w/ Wolf Parade
^ = w/ Preservation Hall Jazz Band
% = w/ Grandmaster Flash
# = w/ Phantogram
$ = w/ Angel Olsen
+ = w/ Broken Social Scene