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Arcade Fire ask that you wear “formal attire or a costume” to their summer tour

on November 18, 2013, 7:32pm

arcade fire dress up Arcade Fire ask that you wear formal attire or a costume to their summer tour

One of the things I personally found most awesome about Arcade Fire’s Reflektor roll-out was the band’s persistence in maintaining their new persona, even in the face of potential commercial repercussions. Color me naive, but I do believe that if Arcade Fire had gone on The Colbert Report and actually referred to themselves as Arcade Fire, and not The Reflektors, Reflektor may have had a shot at outperforming The Suburbs.

It remains to be seen how the band will present themselves for their upcoming summer tour, though I have a hard time believing Coachella wants The Reflektors, and not Arcade Fire, as the name listed at the top of the lineup. The band does appear to be holding firm to their new dress code, though, which has been implemented for every date in support of Reflektor thus far. As Slate points out, the Ticketmaster page for Arcade Fire advises patrons to “please wear formal attire or costume.” That includes, you, KFC Yum! Center.

I doubt anyone will be kicked out for wearing a Neon Bible t-shirt, but I do disagree with Slate’s premise that it’s a “misguided attempt by a big band to retain some vestige of their erstwhile smallness.” God forbid we think outside the box every once in a while.

For an example of what to wear, watch the band’s recent concert film, Here Comes the Night:

And here are those tour dates:

Arcade Fire 2013-2014 Tour Dates:
11/15 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland
11/16 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland
11/19 – Berlin, DE @ Astra
11/22 – Paris, FR @ Pavillon Baltard
11/24 – Brussels, BE @ Halles De Scharbeek
11/27 – Blackpool, UK @ Empress Ballroom
12/07 – Oakland, CA @ Not So Silent Night
12/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas
01/17 – Auckland, NZ @ Big Day Out
01/19 – Gold Coast, AU @ Big Day Out
01/24 – Melbourne, AU @ Big Day Out
01/26-27 – Sydney, AU @ Big Day Out
01/31 – Adelaide, AU @ Big Day Out
02/02 – Perth, AU @ Big Day Out
03/06 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum Center!
03/08 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
03/10 – Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
03/12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Consol energy Center
03/13 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Center
03/14 – Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre
03/16 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
03/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
03/18 – Bridgeport, CT @ Webster Bank Arena
03/29-30 – Santiago, CL @ Lollapalooza Chile
04/01-02 – Bueno Aires, AR @ Lollapalooza Argentina
04/05-06 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Lollapalooza Brazil
04/09 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
04/10 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
04/23 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
04/26 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
04/27 – St. Louis, MO @ Verizone Wireless Amphitheater
04/29 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
05/01 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
05/02 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphiteatre at Lakewood
05/29/31 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
06/12-15 – Aarhus, DK NorthSide Festival
06/21-24 – Scheessel, DE @ Hurricane Festival
06/21-24 – Neuhausen, DE @ Southside Festival
07/30 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
08/08 – George, WA @ Gorge Amphitheatre
08/11 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
08/12 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
08/14 – Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
08/17 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Centre
08/19 – Boston, MA @ Comcast Center
08/22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
08/23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
08/26 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
08/30 – Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean-Drapeau