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Pharrell Adds Extra London Date To Tour

28th May 2014

Pharrell Williams has added an extra London date to his tour. The 41-year-old rapper - who will start the European leg of his 'Dear G I R L' tour in Manchester this September -...

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Win Butler Responds To 'We Exist' Video Criticisms - Should A "Trans" Actor Have Been Cast? [Poll]

By Jack de Aguilar | 26th May 2014

The video for Arcade Fire’s gay rights song, ‘We Exist’ features one of the most talked about actors of the moment, Andrew Garfield. And while the band’s intentions were both clear and admirable, the casting...

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Win Butler Responds To Controversy Surrounding Gay Anthem Video

26th May 2014

Arcade Fire star Win Butler has responded to criticism from fellow rocker Laura Jane Grace over the band's decision to cast The Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield as a transgender woman in a new video.The...

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Transgender Rocker Upset With Arcade Fire Over Spider-man Casting

23rd May 2014

Rocker Laura Jane Grace has attacked Arcade Fire for choosing The Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield over an actual transgender woman for their new We Exist video.The Against Me! singer, who is transgender, was upset...

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Arcade Fire To Open British Summer Time Hyde Park

16th May 2014

Arcade Fire will headline the opening night of British Summer Time Hyde Park 2014.The indie rock group - consisting of Win Butler, Régine Chassagne, Richard Reed Parry, William Butler, Jeremy Gara and Tim Kingsbury -...

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Video For Arcade Fire's 'We Exist' Stars Andrew Garfield. In A Bra [Video]

By Michael West | 16th May 2014

The Amazing Spider-Man actor Andrew Garfield stars in the video for Arcade Fire's We Exist, the third single to be taken from the band's third album Reflektor. Directed by David Wilson, it was partly shot...

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Metallica: Glastonbury Was A 'No-brainer'

9th May 2014

Metallica say deciding to headline Glastonbury was a ''no-brainer''.The heavy metal band have been confirmed as the third and final festival headliner, joining Kasabian and Arcade Fire on Worthy Farm's Pyramid Stage, and claim they...

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New Orleans Jazz Fest Finishes On A High Note

By Sophie Miskiw | 6th May 2014

The New Orleans Jazz Fest finished on a high note on Sunday May 5. Montreal-based band Arcade Fire had local musicians Pinettes Brass Band onstage with them, providing accompaniment and, at one point, a wordless...

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Andrew Garfield Dons Drag For New Arcade Fire Video

5th May 2014

Canadian rockers Arcade Fire persuaded Andrew Garfield to dress in drag and shave his head for the band's new music video.On Friday (02May14), the same day the actor's new film, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hit...

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Metallica To Headline Glastonbury

1st May 2014

Metallica are to headline Glastonbury festival.The 'Enter Sandman' hitmakers are set to be announced as topping the bill at Worthy Farm, Somerset, South West England on the second night of the iconic music event this...

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Michael Eavis: Oasis Not Considered For Glastonbury

29th April 2014

Glastonbury boss Michael Eavis insists he never considered asking Oasis to headline this year's festival. The band - who split in 2009 after brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher fell out - were rumoured to be...

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It's That Time Of Year Again! New Orleans Jazz Festival Returns With Another Two Weekends Of Music Mythology

By Holly Williams | 24th April 2014

It's that time of year again where New Orleans go all out to prove they are one of the most culturally rich cities in North America with their annual two-weekend event, the New Orleans Jazz...

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Florence Welch And Arcade Fire Donate Goods To Celebrity Yard Sale

24th April 2014

British singer Florence Welch, Canadian rockers Arcade Fire, and Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson are among the stars who have donated clothing to a yard sale to raise money for Oxfam.The Florence + The MAChine...

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Arcade Fire Host Tiny Post-coachella Gig In Los Angeles

22nd April 2014

Canadian rockers Arcade Fire followed up their festival-closing Coachella performance on Sunday night (20Apr14) with an intimate club gig for just 500 fans on Monday (21Apr14).Radio contest winners and superfans, including actor Aaron Paul, crammed...

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Beck Dons Pope Francis Head For Arcade Fire Coachella Set

21st April 2014

Rocker Beck followed Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul's example at Coachella on Sunday night (20Apr14) - and donned a giant Pope Francis head for a performance with headliners Arcade Fire.The actor took the stage with...

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Coachella Weekend Two: Outkast Pull It Back, Pharrell Brings More Surprise And Arcade Fire Leave Us Confused

By Stephanie Chase | 21st April 2014

The Coachella festival has closed its gates for another year, but not before it got an almighty second weekend send off. Last weekend the festival brought plenty of star performances, special surprises and maybe a...

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Breaking Bad Star Masked For Arcade Fire Set At Coachella

17th April 2014

Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul joined the anonymous celebrities who appear masked onstage with rockers Arcade Fire during the Canadian band's set at the Coachella festival in California at the weekend.The actor has revealed he...

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Coachella 2014: Was It The Best Year Yet?

By Michael West | 14th April 2014

The Coachella Festival has closed its doors for another year, leaving a bunch of sweating Californian hipsters and A-list celebrities to pack up and dream of 2015. Many had described the 2014 line-up as one...

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Debbie Harry Performs With Arcade Fire

14th April 2014

Blondie's Debbie Harry joined Arcade Fire on stage at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival last night (13.04.14). The veteran rocker performed with the six-piece band on the closing night of week one of the...

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Arcade Fire Bring Out Debbie Harry At Coachella

14th April 2014

Arcade Fire brought Blondie to Coachella on Sunday (13Apr14) by performing with Debbie Harry during their set at the California festival.The rockers headlined the last day of the music event's first weekend (11-13Apr14) and they...

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It's Almost Here! 25 Must See Acts For Coachella 2014

By Holly Williams | 10th April 2014

Coachella Festival is nearly here, bringing with it one hell of a weekend chock full of great food, exciting entertainment and, most importantly, amazing music.Arguably California's most eagerly anticipated event of the year, Coachella settles...

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Glastonbury Line-up Confirmed: Elbow, Kasabian, Arcade Fire, Jack White...And Who Else?

By Lauren James | 4th April 2014

After months of speculation, the official line-up has been confirmed for the 2014 Glastonbury Festival, which will be held from the 27th to the 29th June this year. The festival tweeted this year's snazzy line-up...

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Kasabian To Headline Glastonbury

4th April 2014

Kasabian will headline this year's Glastonbury festival with Arcade Fire. The 'Fire' hitmakers will close the event at Worthy Farm on Sunday, June 29, joining headliners Arcade Fire on Friday, June 27, while the Saturday...

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Michael Eavis: Led Zeppelin Will Reform

4th April 2014

Glastonbury boss Michael Eavis thinks Led Zeppelin will reform again one day. The music festival chief would like to see the classic rock band headline the event at Worthy Farm and is adamant they will...

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Julian Casablancas Gatecrashes Arcade Fire's Festival Gig

2nd April 2014

The Strokes star Julian Casablancas stunned fans at Arcade Fire's gig in Argentina on Tuesday night (01Apr14) by donning one of the band's trademark masks and taking the place of the frontman Win Butler.The rockers...

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Arcade Fire And Drake Among Pre-show Juno Awards Winners

30th March 2014

Arcade Fire, Drake, Bruno Mars and Tegan And Sara were among the early winners at Canada's 2014 Juno Awards on Sunday (30Mar14) after each picking up pre-show honours.Reflecktor won rockers Arcade Fire the Alternative Album...

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Arcade Fire's Stage Prop Stolen From Show

24th March 2014

Rockers Arcade Fire are on the hunt for a bobblehead mask stage prop which was stolen following a recent show in Connecticut.A giant papier-mache model of bandmate Richard Parry's head went missing last week (begs10Mar14)...

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Katy Perry Backs Global Citizen Campaign

11th March 2014

Katy Perry, One Direction and Ed Sheeran are among 100 artists offering free concert tickets to UK fans in a bid to help global poverty.The pop stars have signed up to the Global Poverty Project...

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Could This Be The Lineup For Glastonbury Festival 2014?

By Sophie Miskiw | 27th February 2014

Some acts may still be rumours and others are yet to be confirmed, but we have a strong suspicion that this is what the Glastonbury Festival Lineup for 2014 will end up looking like! Eek,...

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