The Arcade Fire Inflamed by MTV
Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler expressed outrage about a recent MTV.com report that the new Arcade Fire album would be inspired by the recent tsunami and Hurricane Katrina. “Fucking MTV,” Butler told U.K. website Playlouder.com. “I never said that. It pisses me off. They asked me one question about [the recent tragedies], if I felt bad about it. I said of course, and they twisted it to make a whole story out of it.” A spokesperson from Merge Records confirmed Butler’s sentiments to SPIN.com: “The headline was the problem [‘Arcade Fire Channeling Katrina, Tsunami Sorrow On Second LP’]. It had nothing to do with the interview.” The Arcade Fire is working on a follow-up to Funeral in Quebec.
Arcade Fire tour dates:
10/04, Edmonton, AB (Edmonton Mall)
10/05, Calgary, AB (MacEwan Hall)
10/07, Vancouver, BC (PNE Forum)
10/08, Mountain View, CA (Shoreline Amphitheatre)
10/22, Rio de Janeiro, BR (TIM Festival)
10/23, Sao Paulo, BR (TIM Festival)
10/25, Porto Alegre, BR (TIM Festival)
10/30, Las Vegas, NV (Vegoose Festival – Sam Boyd Stadium)
11/25, Ottawa, ON (Corel Centre)*
11/26, Montreal, QC (Bell Centre)*
11/28, Montreal, QC (Bell Centre)*
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