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Arcade Fire’s Will Butler Writes Song About Communism

Shares "Waving Flag"

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Continuing his goal of writing and recording a brand new song each day this week using the news stories printed in The Guardian newspaper for inspiration, Arcade Fire‘s Will Butler has premiered a brand new track titled “Waving Flag.” Drawing from articles about anti-apartheid figure Moses Kotane and Ukranian separatists celebrating Defender of the Fatherland Day, Butler expalins that the “song about backward-looking violent nationalism contrasting with future-looking lift-up-the-weak nationalism. And then there’s me, a million miles away in America, watching from a great and blurring distance.” Click below to listen.

In addition to the song Butler has extended his upcoming tour in support of his debut solo album Policy. Scroll down below to view the update list of shows.

Will Butler Tour Dates:

03-05 New York, NY - The Bowery Ballroom
03-06 Boston, MA - Middle East Downstairs
03-07 Brooklyn, NY - Baby’s All Right
03-11 Cincinnati, OH - Woodward Theater (MusicNOW Festival)
03-12 Pittsburgh, PA - Brillobox
03-13 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
03-14 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
03-15 Durham, NC - The Pinhook
03-16 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
03-18-21 Austin, TX - South by Southwest
03-23 Chicago, IL - The Hideout
03-24 Bloomington, IN - The Bishop
03-26 Grand Rapids, MI - Calvin College
03-27 Toronto, Ontario - Horseshoe Tavern
03-28 Montreal, Quebec - Bar le Ritz PDB
03-29 Montreal, Quebec - Bar le Ritz PDB
04-11 Rotterdam, Netherlands - Motel Mozaique
04-13 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg Old Hall
04-14 Brussels, Belgium - Ancienne Belgique
04-15 Cologne, Germany - Luxor
04-16 Berlin, Germany - Frannz Club
04-18 Paris, France - Maroquinnerie
04-20 Glasgow, Scotland - The Art School
04-21 Manchester, England - Deaf Institute
04-22 London, England - Scala
04-23 Birmingham, England - The Institute - The Temple
04-25 Dublin, Ireland - Whelan’s
05-21 Vancouver, British Columbia - The Imperial Theatre *
05-23 George, WA - Sasquatch! Music Festival
05-24 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
05-26 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
05-27 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
05-29 San Diego, CA - The Casbah
05-30 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
06-01 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
06-02 Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room Lounge
06-03 Minneapolis, MN - The Cedar Cultural Center
06-04 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall

* with Perfume Genius



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