Posted in music on June 10, 2010
DOWNLOAD: Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (extended Longueuil walk version) (MP3)
Arcade Fire @ Longueuil, Montreal, June 9th
Montreal band Arcade Fire thrilled nearly 10,000 fans with a free concert Wednesday night in a South Shore shopping mall parking lot.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.
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 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
6. Modern Man
8. Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
9. The Suburbs
10. We Used to Wait
11. Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
12. Rebellion (Lies)
13. Keep the Car Running
14. Wake Up