Posted in music on June 10, 2010

DOWNLOAD: Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (extended Longueuil walk version) (MP3)

Arcade Fire @ Longueuil, Montreal, June 9th
Arcade Fire

Montreal band Arcade Fire thrilled nearly 10,000 fans with a free concert Wednesday night in a South Shore shopping mall parking lot.

Band members crowded together on a rented stage assembled at the outer edge of the Place Longueuil parking lot, a stone's throw from the Jacques-Cartier Bridge.

They played a mix of new and old songs, including Rococo and Modern Man, two recently released tracks from their upcoming album Suburbs.

The crowd also heard older hits like Neighbourhoods #1 (Tunnels), Rebellion, Intervention and Haiti.

The short show wrapped at 9:30 p.m. with a two-song encore (Keep the Car Running and Wake Up ).

Quebec police were highly visible at the show, with officers directing hordes of concert-goers through the maze of overpasses that surround the shopping centre. [CBC]

The Arcade Fire continued their run of "secret"/free/short-notice Canadian shows with a free gig last night (Wednesday, June 9th) in a Montreal suburb. They posted directions on their website (something like four hours before the show), and an mp3 and video to listen to/watch on your walk from the train station. That long version of their song "The Suburbs" is posted above.

The band also announced that they'll be playing a pair of shows at Toronto's Danforth Music Hall on Friday, June 11th and Saturday, June 12th. Tickets for those will be on sale noon the day of each show at the venue's box office.

Their big August 4th show at Madison Square Garden with Spoon is currently on AmEx presale. General sale starts Saturday at 9am (6/12), AND their ArcadeFire.com presale is on sale now. (It started at 10am - right before then it said "off sale" since some time early this morning. Yesterday it said something like "not on sale yet").

Videos (new & old songs) & the setlist from the 6/9 Montreal show are below...

Arcade Fire - HQ video clips from Place Longueuil

Arcade Fire - Wake Up @ Place Longueuil Free-Secret Show

Arcade Fire - Roccoco - Longueuil

Arcade Fire - We Used To Wait - Longueuil

Arcade Fire (09/06/2010) - Freakin' Place Longueuil

Arcade Fire Concert at Place Longueuil, Montreal, QC, Canada Setlist on June 9, 2010
1. Ready to Start
2. Month of May
3. No Cars Go
4. Haïti
5. Intervention
6. Modern Man
7. Rococo
8. Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
9. The Suburbs
10. We Used to Wait
11. Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
12. Rebellion (Lies)
Encore:
13. Keep the Car Running
14. Wake Up

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Comments (54)

got pit. $63 after fees (damn), but pretty easy process.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 10:06 AM

got 2 floor seats,section 6. tried for pit seats. also very easy and smooth transaction.

Posted by jkov | June 10, 2010 10:08 AM

Got one pit after repeated clicks (it kept saying stock was out). Ticket will be mailed supposedly -- was charged for USPS Priority shipping.

Looks like stock sold out now for pit GA.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 10:11 AM

4 GA..muah ha ha ha ha

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 10:18 AM

I'm sorry but Arcade Fire isn't worth $60+ bucks. Especially since the new songs they've released off The Suburbs are a total snooze. I'm much more excited for Hot Chip (who playing the same day in Central Park).

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 10:19 AM

Got pit tix.
Also, that fucking Parking Lot show looks better than anything that could ever happen in NYC.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 10:21 AM

Those wacky kids...

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 10:22 AM

"I'm much more excited for Hot Chip"

Yeah, your opinion is pretty worthless pal.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 10:26 AM

Hot Chip? Good luck with that. Got two in the GA area and it was an easy process.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 10:27 AM

did you just keep refreshing the page that says "no stock available"?

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 10:36 AM

pretty epic they announce a show and like that day 10 thousand people show up.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 10:37 AM

steep price for such boring, ordinary, dime-a-dozen indie rock. but I guess they need the dough for that new haircut, and whitey has the money, so it's win-win.

don't let the negative comments get you down, after graduating from law/business school, or making partner, etc, you deserve to treat yourself to music and a nice dinner

I'll be watching starship troopers in mccarren park or just tug it in my shoebox apt

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 10:39 AM

if 10,000 people showed up, it wasn't a secret.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 10:40 AM

"so it's win-win."

Was that a pun?

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 10:42 AM

The show last night was quite fantastic. News of the show spread like wildfire. Win mentioned his sincere shock at the turnout, not even planning for porta-potties, assuming the crowd could just stop by the local grocery store and use the facilities. That woulda been a hell of a long line-up.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 10:52 AM

Who cares about this band. I'm so much more excited for the Strokes to announce NYC show

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 10:57 AM

I'm excited. I forgot about the arcadefire.com presale until 10:30 and I kept clicking around. I ended up getting 1 in section 7. Not GA but pretty darn good.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 10:57 AM

"fantastic" "wildfire" "sincere" + modest anecdote

10:52=publicyst

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 11:11 AM

10:57..Strokes will play Terminal 5...you watch! The bitchfest will be like wildfire!

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 11:14 AM

When will they announce the 2nd MSG show on Friday August 6th? Ooops...guess i just did!

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 11:33 AM

"When will they announce the 2nd MSG show on Friday August 6th? Ooops...guess i just did!"

Playing Merriweather that night. FAIL.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 11:35 AM

IMP who run the 930 club in dc are really doing a good job the last couple years of bringing 'indie'/'alternative' bands to merriweather. 15,000 person amphitheater so not easy to do. ANCO should have really played there last year. There were rumors in dc of them trying to put something there last year but i guess it never worked out.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 11:41 AM

i'd go 2 nights in a row. the day before and after are open.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 11:42 AM

Arcade Fire are the tops. Great to hear they played Neighborhoods #1 live. Good to see that something this good can come out of Canada.

2010 = Arcade Fire.

Posted by Heavy Street | June 10, 2010 11:46 AM

who is partying with me in 106?

Posted by pritch | June 10, 2010 11:50 AM

11:46 Canada has good Maple Candy and Syrup too!

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 11:51 AM

i'm in 124. pretty happy with that. i'd rather be in the double digit or 100 section that on the floor behind the pit. obviously, I was hoping for pit, but i could only pull one ticket and i need 2. so whatever.. this was i can show up to the concert whenever i want and get my spot.

although... i bet it's a lot harder to smoke pot in the seats than it is in the pit. oh well.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 11:59 AM

Is this that new band?

Posted by Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 12:31 PM

I saw this band at Randalls Island and was so bored I wend had a really nice nap under a tree instead.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 12:50 PM

relly hope/willing to bet they announce a second show.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 1:16 PM

really hoping they'll do a "secret" show in NYC.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 1:18 PM

I really like this band.. I've seen some great shows and I've seen some boring ones. Remember the Judson Church shows a few years back? I found the place to be undersold which caused a great deal of zero energy. I might be amazing to see them at MSG with 10,000+ people all getting into the big sound.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 1:56 PM

Canada is like a large bowl of hummus with no pita bread. It's real big and nice looking, but you just can't eat it.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 1:57 PM

im mad at myself for missing out on this presale. now i have to deal with fucking ticketmaster -_-

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 2:04 PM

trying to justify it --

$30 for spoon
$30 for arcade fire

that's not a bad show. and i'm in the pit.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 2:21 PM

You forgot $10 a beer.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 2:28 PM

Flask..no beer.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 2:34 PM

I hope they get a good 3rd opener on the show

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 3:08 PM

Prob not...I would think Spoon would play 8-915 Arcade 945-1115...

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 3:14 PM

spoon will play under an hour.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 3:34 PM

Overrated, wretched band of jerks led by a Bono-level narcissist. Horrible. Just horrible.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 7:33 PM

Arcade Fire being this popular is very depressing. Shit band for a stupid generation.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 8:25 PM

stay home with your mom

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 9:50 PM

all the hate here is funny.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 9:52 PM

Fuck I hate this Win Butler dude. Bono the second -- he has visions of global importance. Horrible band, horrible music.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 10:21 PM

Arcade Fire should go to blazes, HAR HAR HAR.

All kidding aside: this band sux.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 10:23 PM

I can't believe Bowie liked this band: no wonder he retired.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 10:24 PM

Horrible band for horrible people. The next U2 (gag). Sincerely want your money.
Wretched. Barf.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 10:33 PM

@10:33. Wow, you are an annoying little attention-seeking bug, aren't you?

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2010 2:38 PM

People who are writing negative comments, why are you even commenting on this article if you dont like them? I dont understand why? Listen to we use to wait(studio version) its fantastic.

Posted by steven | June 15, 2010 3:38 PM

Siamese Dream and Mellon Collie were really good albums. Got them when they came out, still throw them on at times and think they're great. It saddens me when I hear bands from that era when I was a teenager and hear their new stuff and it's so clear how they've lost it, they sound desperate to recapture a sound/magic that they haven't had in 15 years (holy shit).... And then I realize that is not unlike a lot of us.

Posted by منتديات | January 21, 2011 7:59 PM

you dave haters can go fuck yourselves. bonnaroo 2010 was 4 of the best days of my life. the DMB and JayZ headliners at the main stage were two of the best shows I've ever seen, musically and production speaking. 2011 'roo is going to be amazing. Phish headlining?

Posted by وظائف | January 30, 2011 3:22 PM

they also played at a place called Tramps in april '99 losers. with qotsa. where were you? you guys sound pretty angry? go listen to something hip. whatever the fuck you think that is. why does james iha need to be in the band for them to be good? that makes no sense. so the band changed lineups. oh well.

Posted by يوتيوب | February 5, 2011 12:12 PM

they also played at a place called Tramps in april '99 losers. with qotsa. where were you? you guys sound pretty angry? go listen to something hip. whatever the fuck you think that is. why does james iha need to be in the band for them to be good? that makes no sense. so the band changed lineups. oh well.

Posted by صور | February 5, 2011 2:17 PM

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