The band that sang so much about its neighborhood on its 2004 debut album, Funeral, will be performing in our neighborhood in just a few weeks. On Oct. 7 and 8, Win, Will, Régine and the rest of the Montreal-based rock band, Arcade Fire, will grace local fans with their presence at the Shrine Auditorium. The Los Angeles shows are the group’s last two of the year in the United States before it begins its international tour.
Arcade Fire has recently been enjoying a massively successful month of August. The band’s third studio album, The Suburbs, released on Aug. 3, opened to absurdly impressive critical and commercial acclaim and it quickly sailed to the tops of United States, United Kingdom, Irish and Canadian record sales in its opening week. Two days after its release, the legendary filmmaker Terry Gilliam, behind such classics as Monty Python and the Holy Grail and lead singer Win Butler’s favorite film, Brazil, directed the concert movie of the band’s Aug. 5 Madison Square Garden performance which was simultaneously broadcasted live on YouTube for fans around the world to watch in the comfort of their homes for free.
Tickets for the two Shrine shows went on sale this past Thursday and are available to purchase through the band’s website or at Ticketmaster. Gilliam’s energetic first foray into concert filmmaking is still available online for free.