Arcade Fire to play huge show at Glasgow's SSE Hydro
- Craig Angus
- 20 July 2017
Montreal group return to Scotland in April 2018 in support of their fifth album Everything Now, with presale tickets available Wed 26 Jul at 9am
The Infinite Content tour will see the Montreal indie giants tour across the UK in support of their fifth album Everything Now.
The band's much anticipated return sees frontman Win Butler railing against capitalism gone crazy, social media overload, and a society which sets unrealistic expectations for people, which they never meet, no matter how hard they try, falling into a vicious circle of anguish over their many shortcomings. Or something like that.
Promotion for the new album saw a fictional 'Everything Now Corp' criticise the band through its official Facebook page, saying: 'Everything Now Corp doesn't want to work with a band that's content to be the ninth biggest in the world (current rankings). We want to work with those who strive to be number one, and who will do what it takes to get there.'
The title track of the new album, with its cheery panpipes show a band not resting on their laurels and not content to stand still. It sounds positively tropical in its outlook compared to the snowy desolation depicted in debut album Funeral's opening track, but the joy in Arcade Fire is to be found across five albums of very different songs. Picking a setlist must be quite the challenge.