Arcade Fire’s Will Butler Is Playing At Whelan’s In Dublin

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Arcade Fire’s bass player Will Butler announces he’s going on a solo tour of Ireland and the UK.

The bassist will be hitting Irish shores at the end of April, playing at Whelan’s in Dublin on April 25th.

Will Butler is the younger brother of band’s singer Win Butler, best known for his work with Arcade Fire, he is also a multi-instrumentalist and composer.

Butler will be touring in support of his upcoming debut solo album titled Policy, that’s due out in early March 2015 through Merge Records, who also put out Arcade Fire’s first LP Funeral.

The album was recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York and features Arcade Fire’s Jeremy Gara on drums.

The press release about the music describes Policy as similar to The Breeders,Violent Femmes, Bob Dylan, Smokey Robinson and John Lennon.

Will scored two films. The first was a documentary ‘Bronx Obama’, about a Barack Obama impersonator living in New York . He also earned an Oscar nomination ‘Best Original Score’ for his work on the Spike Jonze film ‘Her’, starring Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson.

Policy is available to pre-order on Amazon now.

Check out a trailer for Policy below.

 

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday January 30th.

Tue April 21 2015 – MANCHESTER Manchester Deaf Institute
Wed April 22 2015 – LONDON Scala London
Thu April 23 2015 – BIRMINGHAM Temple at Institute
Sat April 25 2015 – DUBLIN Whelans