Arcade Fire Announce Long-Awaited New ‘Everything Now’ Album and ‘Infinite Content’ Tour
Arcade Fire's long-awaited new album is finally on the way. Everything Now, their first LP since 2013's Reflektor, is due July 28 through Columbia Records. Already scheduled to tour Europe beginning this weekend, the band has also announced a full tour North American tour behind the album.
Produced by Arcade Fire, Steve Mackey and Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk, with co-production by Marcus Dravs, the 13-track album was recorded in New Orleans, Montreal and Paris.
Everything Now, the band's fifth record, will be available on CD, cassette and heavyweight black vinyl, featuring 20 variations on the cover art and bearing its name in 20 languages. A "Night" package of both the CD and colored vinyl will also be offered.
Yesterday, the band began unceremoniously selling a 12-inch orange vinyl single of the title track at their merch table at Primavera Sound, where they will perform Saturday. The B-side of the single is reportedly an instrumental version of the song.
In January, Arcade Fire released "I Give You Power," featuring Mavis Staples, and they debuted six previously unheard tracks at a small, secret Montreal show last month.
The band built up to news of the full-length album, with some mysterious tweets, first directing fans to "Stay tuned for Infinite Content," yesterday and then posting a link to their website that redirected to a faux live-stream. Then a fake Twitter account designed to look like a bot leaking information, according to Pitchfork.
The website redirected to live.everythingnow.com, where the simulated stream showed a very meta mountainous landscape on a billboard inside a mountainous Death Valley landscape and the words "Everything Now" flashing various languages. It then gives way to a starry nighttime sky, followed by what appears to be a virus alert — but with a friendly, inverted smiley face — saying "Your computer may have Infinite Content," and multiple dialog boxes popping up to show the stream, the vinyl album art, an option to pre-order the album and the dates for the first leg of their Infinite Content tour; tickets for these dates go on sale June 9 at 10 a.m. local time.
Arcade Fire's North American Infinite Content Tour Dates
9/5 — Quebec City, QC — Centre Videotron
9/6 — Montreal, QC — Bell Centre
9/9 — Ottawa, ON — Canadian Tire Centre
9/12 — New York, N.Y. — Madison Square Garden
9/15 — Boston, Mass. — TD Garden
9/16 — Washington, D.C. — Verizon Center
9/17 — Philadelphia, Pa. — Wells Fargo Center
9/21 — Atlanta, Ga. — Infinite Energy Arena
9/22 — Tampa, Fla. — USF Sun Dome
9/23 — Miami, Fla. — Watsco Center at the University of Miami
9/26 — New Orleans, La. — UNO Lakefront Arena
9/27 — Austin, Texas — Frank Erwin Center
9/28 — Dallas, Texas — American Airlines Center
10/11 — Edmonton, AB — Rogers Place
10/12 — Calgary, AB — Scotiabank Saddledome
10/14 — Vancouver, BC — Pacific Coliseum
10/15 — Seattle, Wash. — Key Arena
10/17 — Oakland, Calif. — Oracle Arena
10/18 — San Diego, Calif. — Viejas Arena
10/20 — Los Angeles, Calif. — The Forum
10/22 — Las Vegas, N.V. — Mandalay Bay Events Center
10/25 — Denver, Colo. — Pepsi Center
10/27 — Kansas City, MO — Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
10/29 — St. Paul, Minn. — Xcel Energy Center
11/1 — Windsor, ON —Windsor Credit Family Union Centre
11/3 — Toronto, ON — Air Canada Centre
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