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Arcade Fire’s interactive multi-window new video…

We Used to Wait (The Wilderness Downtown)
Wilderness Downtown

is pretty cool.

The band’s latest set of tour dates, and more info on the video, below…


“The Wilderness Downtown,” an interactive film by Chris Milk featuring “We Used To Wait” from Arcade Fire’s new album The Suburbs can be experienced now at

Taking its name from a lyric from the aforementioned song–“so when the lights cut out, I was lost, standing in the wilderness downtown”–“The Wilderness Downtown” exemplifies the Google “Chrome Experience” and HTML5 technology, cueing the opening of multiple browser windows, visually incorporating viewers’ childhood addresses (if they are available via Google Street View) , allowing the viewers to write and share messages to their younger selves and more.

Back in the physical world, Arcade Fire’s October 7 and 8 shows at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium have sold out completely, with all of the approximately 12,000 tickets going within hours of on sale. Popular demand has also necessitated the adding of a second show at the Greek Theater in Berkeley CA, where the band will now perform October 2 and 3.

Arcade Fire – 2010 Tour Dates
WED – 9/22/2010 – St. Paul, MN Roy Wilkins Arena
THU – 9/23/2010 – Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
SAT – 9/25/2010 – Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
SUN – 9/26/2010 – Calgary, AB Stampede Corral * SOLD OUT
TUE – 9/28/2010 – Vancouver, BC Pacific Coliseum * SOLD OUT
WED – 9/29/2010 – Seattle, WA Key Arena
THU – 9/30/2010 – Portland, OR Memorial Coliseum
SAT – 10/2/2010 – Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre * SOLD OUT
SUN – 10/3/2010 – Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre
TUE – 10/5/2010 – Big Sur, CA Henry Miller Library * SOLD OUT
THU – 10/7/2010 – Los Angeles, CA Shrine Auditorium * SOLD OUT
FRI – 10/8/2010 – Los Angeles, CA Shrine Auditorium * SOLD OUT
SUN – 10/10/2010 – Mexico City (MX) Palacio de los Deportes
TUE – 10/12/2010 – Monterrey (MX) Banamex Theater
* Calexico supports Sept. 22 through Oct. 3 and Oct. 10 and 12

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