Arcade Fire free show on place des Festivals for Pop Montreal

August 2, 2011

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We are happy to announce a very special BIG SHOW planned for the 10th anniversary of the POP Montreal festival : a free outdoor show by The Arcade Fire on Thursday, September 22nd, at the place des Festivals.


This show is a grand thank you by The Arcade Fire to Montreal, Quebec and Canada and will celebrate an amazing year for the band where they toured the world in support of their outstanding record, The Suburbs, and won awards for album of the year at The Junos, The Brits, and The Grammys. "Our band couldn't exist without Montreal. After having had the chance to tour extensively around the world, we're very excited to finally come home. And to do so the Montreal way, we hoped to play a free outside show, on the very last day of summer as a big 'Thank you' to the beautiful city we love so much", says Régine Chassagne, member of The Arcade Fire, "We're happy to be a part of the 10th anniversary of POP Montreal. And we're proud to play a role in the French release of Tracy Kidder's Mountains Beyond Mountains, (Soulever les montagnes) -a book that has influenced our lives and our careers. Hoping to see you at the show… we're crossing our fingers for great weather." Montreal's own Karkwa, 2010 Polaris Prize winners, will open up the event.

Since the very beginning, no matter where they have travelled in the world, Arcade Fire have affirmed their love for, and pride in, Montreal. It's only natural that these celebrated ambassadors of Montreal creativity have chosen the Place des Festivals in the Quartier des Spectacles for their free outdoor show. On September 22, to celebrate 10 years of Pop Montreal, the heart of the city will beat even louder!

Go here to see all you need to know to prepare yourself for the show.