The indie rock forefathers will open on select North American dates, along with Dan Deacon, Spoon and others
Seeing Arcade Fire's mystical live show as they tour behind 2013's "Reflektor" is good enough, but fans will be treated to a couple extra-special guests when the band tours North America next month.
Arcade Fire announced a handful of impressive openers for the upcoming Reflektor Tour dates, including seminal art punks Television and iconic post-punk/New Wavers Devo. Television will open Arcade Fire's Aug. 24 show at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. Devo will be on hand for the July 30 show at Mountain View, CA's Shoreline Amphitheatre and in Chicago's United Center on Aug. 26 and 27.
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Additional openers include indie dance party-starter Dan Deacon, Spoon, Antibalas, the Unicorns (who reunited for the gigs), Tune-Yards, Owen Pallett, Constantines, Fraka and Pulp bassist Steve Mackey, performing DJ sets.
Aside from taking their indie rock forefathers out on tour with them, Arcade Fire have also been paying musical homage to them. Last month, they covered the Smiths' "London" and Echo & the Bunnymen's "The Cutter," featuring Echo frontman Ian McCulloch himself.
Watch Arcade Fire and McCulloch perform "The Cutter" together:
Finally, Arcade Fire received high praise for "Reflektor" earlier this month, as the album was short-listed for the 2014 Polaris Music Prize, along with the likes of Drake, Mac DeMarco, tour opener Owen Pallett and others. Arcade Fire captured the prize previously for 2011's "The Suburbs."
Check out Arcade Fire's itinerary below, complete with openers:
July 25: Niigata, Japan (Fuji Rock)
July 30: Mountain View, CA (Shoreline Amphitheatre) * =
Aug. 1-2: Los Angeles, CA (The Forum) * + ~
Aug. 4: Santa Barbara, CA (Santa Barbara Bowl) * #
Aug. 5: Chula Vista, CA (Sleep Train Amphitheatre) * %
Aug. 8: Seattle, WA (Gorge Amphitheatre) *
Aug. 9: Squamish, British Columbia (Squamish Valley Festival)
Aug. 11: Edmonton, Alberta (Rexall Place) * $
Aug. 12: Calgary, Alberta (Scotiabank Saddledome) * $
Aug. 14: Winnipeg, Manitoba (MTS Centre) * $
Aug. 17: Washington, DC (Verizon Center) * @
Aug. 19: Boston, MA (Comcast Center) * @
Aug. 20: Bangor, ME (Darling's Waterfront Pavilion) * @
Aug. 22-23: Brooklyn, NY (Barclays Center) * +
Aug. 24: Brooklyn, NY (Barclays Center) * + $
Aug. 26-27: Chicago, IL (United Center) * =
Aug. 29: Toronto, Ontario (Molson Canadian Amphitheatre) * !
Aug. 30: Montreal, Quebec (Parc Jean-Drapeau) * % >
* with Dan Deacon
= with Devo
+ with Unicorns
# with Owen Pallett
% with Spoon
$ with tUnE-yArDs
! with Constantines
@ with Antibalas
~ with Pulp's Steve Mackey (DJ set)
> with Fraka