Arcade Fire Debut New Material At Secret Show

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Canadian rockers, Arcade Fire reportedly debuted six new tracks at a secret show this weekend.

The show apparently took place at an intimate venue on Parthenais Street in Montreal. The Montreal Gazette reported that all attendees were required to check their phones in at the door.

There are rumours the band may have also been filming a new video at the show.

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The set lasted over an hour, while the six new songs performed “exhibited pop and electronic influences in the vein of [last album] ‘Reflektor’”, according to one lucky attendee.

Drummer Jeremy Gara said last month that all the songs had been recorded and they were just decided which ones would make the cut. He said the hotly anticipated LP should be out later this year but no official date had been confirmed. However this recent secret preview looks like we might be seeing something sooner rather than later.

Long considered one of the greatest live bands around, Arcade fire hail from Montreal, Canada and released their debut album Funeral in 2004.

Their 2007 follow-up Neon Bible, debuted at #2 in the UK and on the Billboard Hot 100. Both records were nominated for Best Alternative Album at the Grammy Awards following their release. In 2011 the band won Album of The Year at the Grammy Awards for their third studio album The Suburbs (2010).

After a two year hiatus of no new music in January, Arcade Fire released a new single the day before Donald’s Trump inauguration. The song “ I Give You power” features Mavis Staples and all the proceeds of the song goes towards the ACLU.

Arcade Fire are returning to Dublin this summer. They will perform a huge outdoor show at Malahide Castle, Dublin on June 14th.

Their UK and Ireland tour gives fresh hope to desire for new album by Arcade Fire. They’ve been teasing us mere mortals with rumours of a fifth album to be released this year, following on from their album Reflektor which was released back in 2013.

Arcade fire will also be making their Northern Ireland debut at an outdoor show at Ormeau Park, Belfast on June 13.

Tickets for Malahide Castle priced €69.50 inclusive of booking fee go on sale at 9am this Friday, February 17th from Ticketmaster outlets and www.ticketmaster.ie .

Photo Cred:  Liliane Callegari