Arcade Fire arrived at gig on a tram

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 29 November 2013
Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire arrived at their Blackpool gig on a tram this week - wearing giant papier-mâché heads

Arcade Fire arrived at their Blackpool gig on a tram - wearing giant papier-mâché heads.

The 'Ready to Start' hitmakers played on Wednesday (27.11.13) at the British seaside resort's Empress Ballroom under the guise of The Reflektors - the pseudonym which they use to promote their new album 'Reflektor'.

Wearing the giant heads seen at their previous UK shows, BBC News reports the band boarded the local transport system to get to the gig.

They were greeted by fans when they got off and the crowd, wearing fancy dress for the occasion, walked through the town with a mariachi band, as Arcade Fire played the title track from their number one album.

The band recently issued a statement asking fans to "relax" about the formal and fancy dress code at their shows.

A statement posted on the band's Facebook page read: "To everyone really upset about us asking people to dress up at our shows... please relax. It's super not mandatory.

"It just makes for a more fun carnival when we are all in it together. So far these have been the best shows we have ever played. See you soon. Love, Arcade Fire."

Frontman Win Butler has hinted that the band will also play UK festivals next summer after their latest tour.

Arcade Fire

The headily-acclaimed Canadian ensemble perform songs from their upcoming album, as well as tracks from their back catalogue.

3Arena, Dublin

Fri 6 Apr

Prices to be confirmed

With special guests.

Genting Arena, Birmingham

Sun 15 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 338 8000

With Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

Manchester Arena

Sun 8 Apr

£56.55 / 0844 847 8000

With Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

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