Arcade Fire to support U2

This fansite informs us that another favourite of ours, the Arcade Fire, will be opening for U2 at three of their Canadian concerts this fall. Not entirely sure how that will work out with U2’s favourite opening song of late. Will they get Arcade Fire to play Wake Up and then in a puff of smoke swap bands and have it seque into Vertigo? Only one way to find out… Arcade Fire will supposedly support U2 at Ottawa on the 25th of November and their hometown of Montreal on the 26th and 28th of that same month.

Yet another superb band to be added to the ever growing list of U2’s support acts. We’ve been very impressed with their choice so far. The Killers, Franz Ferdinand, Snow Patrol, Interpol, The Kaiser Chiefs, Doves, Starsailor… it doesn’t get much better than this.

28 thoughts on “Arcade Fire to support U2

  1. 3rd Leg サポート・アクト

    [https://u2log.com/ U2log.com]の記事です。
    [https://u2log.com/archive/2005/08/arcade_fire_to_support_u2.php Arcade Fire to support U2]

    もちろんワタシが洋楽に疎いせいなのですが、まったく何者かは知らないのに、

  2. 3rd Leg サポート・アクト

    [https://u2log.com/ U2log.com]の記事です。
    [https://u2log.com/archive/2005/08/arcade_fire_to_support_u2.php Arcade Fire to support U2]

    もちろんワタシが洋楽に疎いせいなのですが、まったく何者かは知らないのに、

  3. Impressed in Europe (and now Canada), that is. Only Kings of Suckon here in the States. Let’s hope for something better this fall.

  4. Impressed in Europe (and now Canada), that is. Only Kings of Suckon here in the States. Let’s hope for something better this fall.

  5. Another easily impressed person jumping in here. Our fellow editor Chris was kind enough to point us into Arcade Fire’s direction before anyone else was raving about them. Then Bowie started championing them, and only recently U2 has jumped onto the bandwagon.

    As far as overrated go… A band is only overrated when they’re hyped and can’t live upto the expectation. Given this, Arcade Fire is not in the least overrated… They actually manage to live up to everything written about them.

    For anyone who is a bit more openminded about new and refreshing music, rather than condemning bands on popularity alone. Also check out Godspeed! You Black Emperor, Hanged Up or A Zilver Mt. Zion. All bands are somewhat related to Arcade Fire and have an interesting sound, or so I think anyway.

    To come back to Arcade Fire, they’re the only band in a long time I’ve seen taking the time to come out of their dressing rooms after the show to come chat to their audience and admirers. Bands don’t really get more down to earth than that.

  6. Another easily impressed person jumping in here. Our fellow editor Chris was kind enough to point us into Arcade Fire’s direction before anyone else was raving about them. Then Bowie started championing them, and only recently U2 has jumped onto the bandwagon.

    As far as overrated go… A band is only overrated when they’re hyped and can’t live upto the expectation. Given this, Arcade Fire is not in the least overrated… They actually manage to live up to everything written about them.

    For anyone who is a bit more openminded about new and refreshing music, rather than condemning bands on popularity alone. Also check out Godspeed! You Black Emperor, Hanged Up or A Zilver Mt. Zion. All bands are somewhat related to Arcade Fire and have an interesting sound, or so I think anyway.

    To come back to Arcade Fire, they’re the only band in a long time I’ve seen taking the time to come out of their dressing rooms after the show to come chat to their audience and admirers. Bands don’t really get more down to earth than that.

  7. They’d have to warm up u2’s stuff before AF’s set (not gonna happen) to do the puff of smoke in the sneaky way. But I liked the idea of AF changing to U2’s guitars for the last song, crowd goes wild when they recognize the axes, knowing u2 is imminent.

  8. They’d have to warm up u2’s stuff before AF’s set (not gonna happen) to do the puff of smoke in the sneaky way. But I liked the idea of AF changing to U2’s guitars for the last song, crowd goes wild when they recognize the axes, knowing u2 is imminent.

  9. My interest in the Arcade Fire has waned a bit… I’ll see what their next album is like (then again I’ve never seen them live). I really liked British Sea Power’s first overall but the second one was way too safe. Bloc Party’s Silent Alarm I like a lot better than their demo EP (you can download a live show of theirs, it’s a bit sloppy in places but fun here http://www.npr.org/programs/asc/archives/blocpartylive05/).

    A band I recently stumbled onto is Model A http://www.modelamusic.com/index10.html – of the free tracks on their site I think I like Rest Assured. They’re kind of a more song based TMV.

  10. My interest in the Arcade Fire has waned a bit… I’ll see what their next album is like (then again I’ve never seen them live). I really liked British Sea Power’s first overall but the second one was way too safe. Bloc Party’s Silent Alarm I like a lot better than their demo EP (you can download a live show of theirs, it’s a bit sloppy in places but fun here http://www.npr.org/programs/asc/archives/blocpartylive05/).

    A band I recently stumbled onto is Model A http://www.modelamusic.com/index10.html – of the free tracks on their site I think I like Rest Assured. They’re kind of a more song based TMV.

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