Arcade Fire issue dress code for arena tour

The band have also announced details of VIP packages for their US stretch

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Arcade Fire have issued a dress code for their US arena tour.

The band had previously asked fans to don fancy dress for their string of intimate shows around the release of their new album 'Reflektor' but have also done the same for their bigger tour next year.

"Please wear formal attire or costume" a line on the Ticketmaster website reads.

In addition, the band have also revealed details of a series of VIP packages available for the arena shows, which include extras such as giftbags, lithographs and commemorative VIP laminates.

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Earlier this week, Arcade Fire announced details of a huge North American arena tour to take place in 2014.

They will also play several European festival slots as part of the tour, with scheduled shows at Northside Festival in Denmark, and the Southside and Hurricane Festivals in Germany. Previously, the band had confirmed that they would also headline next year's Primavera Sound Festival, which takes place in Barcelona, Spain.

Earlier this month (November 11), Arcade Fire played their first UK show under the guise of The Reflektors, the pseudonym under which they've been performing gigs to promote their new album of the same name.

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Addressing the fact that the audience had, at fairly short notice, been told that "formal wear or fancy dress" was mandatory for the performance, Win Butler told the crowd: "To anyone who felt uncomfortable dressing up – I'm not sorry," said Butler. "At least 70 percent of you are getting laid tonight… As long as you showered. That's the secret. Boys."

Arcade Fire will play:

Louisville KFC! Yum Center (March 6)
Minneapolis Target Center (March 8)
Auburn Hills The Palace (March 10)
Pittsburgh Consol Energy Center (March 12)
Toronto Air Canada Centre (March 13)
Ottawa Canadian Tire Centre (March 14)
Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena (March 16)
Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center (March 17)
Bridgeport Webster Bank Arena (March 18)
Santiago, Chile, Lollapalooza (March 29 - 30)
Buenos Aires, Argentina, Lollapalooza (April 1 - 2)
Sao Paolo, Brazil, Lollapalooza (April 5 - 6)
Houston Cynthia Woods mitchell Pavilion (April 9)
Austin 360 Amphitheater (April 10)
Denver Pepsi Center (April 23)
Kansas City Starlight Theatre (April 26)
St Louis Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (April 27)
Columbus Schottenstein Center (April 29)
Nashville Bridgestone Arena (May 1)
Atlanta Aaron's Amphitheatre (May 2)
Barcelona, Spain, Primavera Sound Festival (May 29)
Aarhus, Denmark, Northside Festival (June 13 - 15)
Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany, Southside Festival (June 20 - 22)
Scheessel, Germany, Hurricane Festival (June 20 - 22)
Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre (July 30)
Seattle Gorge Amphitheatre (August 8)
Edmonton Rexall Place (August 11)
Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome (August 12)
Winnipeg MTS Centre (August 14)
Washington Verizon Center (August 17)
Boston Comcast Center (August 19)
Brooklyn Barclays Center (August 22/23)
Chicago United Center (August 26)
Montreal Parc Jean-Drapeau (August 30)

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