Tour Dates: Arcade Fire Return with The Suburbs, Spoon Opening

I’m pretty excited to see the Arcade Fire news these days surrounding their upcoming release on August 3rd of their third studio album, The Suburbs. I like the first two tracks that surfaced and I’m eager to hear more, but really I’m excited most to see them on the road and playing festivals here in the good ‘ol U S of A. I wasn’t fully sold on this band until I got to see their live show, and ever since I’ve been a silent fan hoping for more shows and less hype surrounding this highly influential Canadian powerhouse of a band.

More show are coming…well, for the Canadians, at least. The Montreal Gazette is reporting that the band will be returning to the city, Sherbrooke, for two shows a week from now, way ahead of any of their numerous music festival appearances this summer (including a heavily rumored slot at Outside Lands). Let’s hope a few bloggers bring back their thoughts on that one.

Arcade Fire to play concert in seven days [Consequence of Sound]

It turns out Arcade Fire will not be playing its first non-festival North American concert in Toronto after all. As the Montreal Gazette points out, the band is set to perform at the Granada Theatre in Sherbrooke, Quebec on June 7th and 8th. That’s June 7th and 8th, as in exactly a week from today.

UPDATE: More dates now confirmed and added below…

Arcade Fire 2010 Tour Dates:

June 7 – Sherbrooke, QC @ Granada Theatre
June 8 – Sherbrooke, QC @ Granada Theatre
Jun 28 – Helsinki, FI @ Senaatintori
Jun 30 – Rättvik, SE @ Dalhalla
Jul 02 – Arendal, NO @ Hove Festival
Jul 04 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
Jul 09 – Eadestown, IE @ Oxegen
Jul 12 – Quebec City, QC @ Festival d’ete de Quebec
Jul 13 – Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Bluesfest
Jul 31 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Music Festival
Aug 01 – Boston, MA @ Bank of America Pavilion
Aug 02 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Mann Center *
Aug 04 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden *
Aug 06 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion *
Aug 08 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
Aug 09 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
Aug 11 – Atlanta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre *
Aug 12 – Toronto, ON @ Toronto Centre Island
Aug 27 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
Aug 28 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
Aug 29 – Saint-Cloud, FR @ Rock en Seine
Aug 31 – Berlin, DE @ Tempodrom
Sept 02 – Bologna, IT @ I-Day Festival

* with Spoon