Arcade Fire announces New Orleans concert, new album

Arcade Fire will headline a concert at the UNO Lakefront Arena on Tuesday, September 26.

The show announcement comes just a few minutes after the band revealed the details for their long-awaited follow up to 2013’s Reflektor. Dubbed Everything Now, the album is slated for release on July 28 via Columbia Records.

Arcade Fire at Voodoo Fest 2016. Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee.

Arcade Fire at Voodoo Fest 2016. Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee.

Arcade Fire has also unveiled the first single from Everything Now, which shares its name with the forthcoming record. A music video for the track, which finds the band performing in the middle of a vast desert landscape, was released as well. The song was produced by Arcade Fire with Steve Mackey of Pulp and Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk.

Arcade Fire last took the stage in New Orleans when they closed out the 2016 Voodoo Music Experience in City Park (they headlined Jazz Fest 2014 too). Members of the band have spent a lot of time New Orleans in recent years, with some of them taking up residence in the city. Frontman Win Butler has been known to spin record’s around town under the DJ Window 98 moniker, while he and his wife/bandmate—Arcade Fire singer and multi-instrumentalist Regine Chassagne—teamed up with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to lead a wildly popular tribute parade for David Bowie in January 2016.

Speaking of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, the New Orleans icons will support Arcade Fire during a few of their upcoming tour stops, though the Crescent City show will not be one of them. That job will go to indie darlings Wolf Parade, who will open the September 26 gig with a set of their own.

Tickets for Arcade Fire’s upcoming New Orleans show will go on sale to general public on Friday, June 9. Fan presale tickets will be available from June 2 to June 8.