Arcade Fire –- the Canadian indie rock band that took home Album of the Year honors at the Grammys on Sunday –- will kick off its spring tour in Colorado.
One week before the band headlines the already sold-out Coachella Music Festival in California, Arcade Fire will play Broomfield’s 1stBank Center on April 9. Los Angeles indie group Local Natives will open the show.
UPDATE: The pre-sale is Friday at 10 a.m. to KBCO Interactive members. They’re on sale the following morning, Feb. 26, to the general public.
Arcade Fire made headlines early this week when it beat out Eminem, Lady Gaga and Lady Antebellum for the Album of the Year honors –- the Grammys’ most prestigious award. While the group has headlined major venues and festivals all over the world, the win was still a shock –- so much so that music fans’ dumbfounded comments on social media sites inspired a blog that has gone viral in the last five days.
In Denver, Arcade Fire has a solid history –- having sold out the Larimer Lounge in 2004 and played a memorable headlining show at Red Rocks in 2007. (Yes, we were at both shows. Don’t make us pick our favorite. Seeing that big band on the Larimer’s tiny stage is something we’ll always remember, but the Red Rocks date –- with LCD Soundsystem opening –- was also an outrageous exercise in beauty.) The band didn’t have what it takes to sell out Red Rocks, so maybe the slightly smaller, 6,000-capacity 1stBank Center will be a nice fit?
No ticketing information is available yet, but as soon as it’s out there, we’ll have it on our Twitter feed – @RVRB.
Click through to the second page for a video of the band playing a feverish, if mistake-riddled, “Une Année Sans Lumière” at the Larimer Lounge in 2004.