Arcade Fire has been announced as the opening headliner for Barclaycard presents British Summer Time at London's Hyde Park. The multi-Grammy and Juno Awards winners will kick-off the annual 10-day U.K. summer extravaganza, which will also feature a heavy duty list of headliners, including: Black Sabbath, McBusted, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, The Libertines, as well as Tom Jones.
According to an update post May 16 at BST Hyde Park's Twitter account courtesy of Music-New.com, the Montreal-based indie-rockers will perform on Thurs., July 3. at the historic London venue. Supporting acts on the evening's bill include: Jake Bugg, Wild Beasts, Future Islands and Band of Skulls.
BST runs from July 3 - July 13. Presales for the July 3 show begin Mon. May 19 with general onsales starting Fri., May 23. For more details, check out AXS.com/UK.
Arcade Fire are currently on tour in support of their hugely successful 2013 studio album "Reflektor," which topped the charts in the U.K., U.S. and Canada and reached No. 1 on iTunes in 40 countries. They released a new video on May 16 for the track "We Exist. " Partially shot during their headlining festival performance at Coachella, it features "Amazing Spiderman 2" star Andrew Garfield dressed in drag. Fans can check it out at the band's official Facebook page.
Following their run of shows and festival appearance in Europe, Win Butler and company will return to North America for a second tour leg, which begins July 3 in Mountain View, Calif. at Shoreline Amphitheatre. Their next Canadian date will be on Aug. 9 at Squamish, BC as the Saturday headliner at Squamish Music Festival, which runs from Aug. 8 - Aug. 10 and has Bruno Mars and Eminem among the headliners. For more information, check out ArcadeFire.com.
Did you know? Arcade Fire won awards for Album of the Year and Alternative Album of the Year for "Reflektor" at the 2014 Juno Awards.