The Arcade Fire Heat Up The Winter

Published: 2004-10-26
Earlier this fall the hottest band of the moment played a few dates around Canada to celebrate the release of their debut album 'Funeral'. Now that the appearance of the album has thrust The Arcade Fire under even brighter spotlights, the band is set to tour the continent much more extensively.

The band has 27 performances in their future, with most of them happening in the United States. However, The Fire will be playing three gigs for their Canadian fans. Kicking off on November 5th with a performance at the Halifax Pop Explosion, the band will finish the tour with two dates in British Columbia on December 12th and 13th.

Word of The Arcade Fire's incendiary live shows spread like, well, wild fire, and the band found themselves in the middle of the ever-churning hype machine. The anticipation for the release of the band's debut full-length on September 14th was huge, and it's paid off big-time for the Montreal band. 'Funeral' has been on the Canadian College Radio Charts since it's release, is currently sitting at #1 and probably will be for quite a while longer.

For more on The Arcade Fire, check out the 'reviews' section to read Soul Shine's take on 'Funeral', as well as the 'features' section of the website to read an interview with lead Firer Win Butler. To listen to what all the fuss is about, you will now have to head on over to, as The Arcade Fire's website ( could no longer handle the bandwidth needed for the numerous downloads of their songs.

The Arcade Fire's upcoming Canadian dates:

November 5 Halifax, NS - The Marquee (Halifax Pop Explosion)
December 12 Vancouver, BC - Richard's On Richards
December 12 Victoria, BC - Lucky Bar

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt



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