Arcade Fire Announce New Album and Tour, Share Video for Title Track “Everything Now”

Everything Now Due Out July 28 via Columbia, Co-Produced by Daft Punk's Thomas Bangalter and Pulp's Steve Mackey

Jun 01, 2017
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As signs were pointing to over the last 24 hours, Arcade Fire have announced their new album, Everything Now, which is due out July 28 via their new label Columbia. They have also shared a video for the album's title track and announced a tour. An anthemic song about our over-materialist culture seems appropriate listening on the day President Donald Trump has pulled America out of the Paris climate change accords and the video fittingly seems to be about the end of the world, with Terminator 2 type images of missiles being launched as children watch on and shots of burning billboards. Daft Punk's Thomas Bangalter and Pulp's Steve Mackey produced the album with the band, with co-production by Markus Dravus. Below is the "Everything Now" video, followed by the album's cover art and the band's upcoming tour dates.

The album was recorded in three different countries: at Boombox Studios in New Orleans, Sonovox Studios in Montreal, and Gang Recording Studio in Paris. It will be released on CD, cassette, and heavyweight black vinyl LP, as well as digitally. The vinyl version "will feature 20 different artwork variants, each bearing the album title in one of 20 different languages." 

In January Arcade Fire released a brand new song, "I Give You Power," that featured the guest vocals of soul legend and civil rights activist Mavis Staples. Its release the day before President Donald Trump's inauguration was probably no accident, especially as all proceeds from the song are being donated to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The tracklist for the album hasn't been released yet, so there's no word on whether or not "I Give You Power" is on the album. The band's last full-length was 2013's Reflektor.

As Pitchfork reports, Arcade Fire performed a surprise set at Barcelona's Primavera Sound Festival today, as a warm up to their headlining set at the festival tomorrow night. They performed "Everything Now," as well as another new song, "Creature Comfort." Watch fan video of the "Creature Comfort" performance below.

 

Arcade Fire "Infinite Content" Tour Dates:

06-03 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound
06-05 Lyon, France - Nuits de Fourvière
06-07 Scunthorpe, England - Baths Hall
06-08 Edinburgh, Scotland - Corn Exchange
06-10 Newport, England - Isle of Wight Festival
06-13 Belfast, Ireland - Belsonic Festival
06-14 Dublin, Ireland - Malahide Castle
06-16 Cologne, Germany - Tanzbrunnen
06-17 Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands - Best Kept Secret Festival
06-19 Zagreb, Croatia - INmusic Festival
06-29 Werchter, Belgium - Rock Werchter
07-01 Rosklide, Denmark - Rosklide Festival
07-02 Berlin, Germany - Wuhlheide
07-04 London, England - York Hall
07-05 London, England - York Hall
07-06 Manchester, England - Castlefield Bowl
07-09 Belfort, France - Eurockéennes Festival 
07-11 Linz, Austria - Ahoi! The Full Hit of Summer
07-15 Carhaix-Plouguer, France - Vieilles Charrues
07-17 Milan, Italy - City Season Festival
07-18 Florence, Italy - City Season Festival
07-19 Nyon, Switzerland - Paléo Festival
08-06 Chicago, IL - Grant Park
09-05 Québec City, Quebec - Centre Videotron
09-06 Montréal, Quebec - Bell Centre *
09-09 Ottawa, Ontario - Canadian Tire Centre *
09-12 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden +!
09-15 Boston, MA - TD Garden +
09-16 Washington, DC - Verizon Center +
09-17 Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
09-21 Atlanta, GA - Infinite Energy Arena *
09-22 Tampa, FL - USF Sun Dome *
09-23 Miami, FL - Watsco Center at the University of Miami *
09-26 New Orleans, LA - UNO Lakefront Arena *
09-27 Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center *
09-28 Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center *
10-11 Edmonton, Alberta - Rogers Place ^
10-12 Calgary, Alberta - Scotiabank Saddledome ^
10-14 Vancouver, British Columbia - Pacific Coliseum ^
10-15 Seattle, WA - Key Arena ^
10-17 Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena **
10-18 San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena **
10-20 Los Angeles, CA - The Forum **
10-22 Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Events Center **
10-25 Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
10-27 Kansas City, MO - Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
10-29 St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
11-01 Windsor, Ontario - Windsor Credit Family Union Centre ++
11-03 Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre

* with Wolf Parade
+ with Preservation Hall Jazz Band
^ with Phantogram
** with Angel Olsen
++ with Broken Social Scene 
! with Grandmaster Flash 

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