Arcade Fire on show dress code: "Please relax. It's not super mandatory" - Reverb

Arcade Fire on show dress code: “Please relax. It’s not super mandatory”

Earlier this week, fans — or media outlets rather — were in an uproar about Arcade Fire politely asking concertgoers to wear formal attire to the band’s shows.

The Guardian put together a snarky guide to how fans should dress for upcoming shows and Twitter responses have been notably divided among fans.

Now, Arcade Fire has issued a response to its request on Facebook:

“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”

Reactions to the post, which appeared at about 3:30 p.m. MST, have been mostly supportive from fans.

One fan responded with, “I am still going to dress up – forget the haters.” Another said, “ARCADE FIRE SAYS IT YOU DO IT.”

Tickets for Arcade Fire’s 28-date tour go on sale Nov. 22. The band stops at Denver’s Pepsi Center on April 23.

See the full Arcade Fire tour itinerary below:

March 6 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum Center
March 8 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
March 10 – Auburn Hills, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills
March 12 – Pittsburgh, PA – Consol Energy Center
March 13 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
March 14 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
March 16 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
March 17 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
March 18 – Bridgeport, CT – Webser Bank Arena
April 9 – Houston, TX – CWM Pavilion
April 10 – Austin, TX – 360 Amphitheater
April 23 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
April 26 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
April 27 – St. Louis, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
April 29 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
May 1 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
May 2 – Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre
July 30 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
August 8 – Seattle, WA – The Gorge
August 11 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
August 12 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
August 14 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
August 17 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center
August 19 – Boston, MA – Comcast Center
August 22 & 23 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
August 26 – Chicago, IL – United Center
August 30 – Montreal, QC – Parc Jean Drapeau

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  • Edisaurus Rex

    Who cares? The show’s at the Pepsi Center anyway.