Arcade Fire at Leeds Festival: ‘We fear we won’t connect with fans in big venues’ – video

Band speak about upcoming tour dates

Arcade Fire drummer Jeremy Gara has admitted that the band have fears that they won’t “connect” with fans when they play UK arenas later in 2010.

However, speaking to NME in a video interview at Leeds Festival on Friday (August 27), which you can watch on the right, he said he was confident that the band could up their game and make the tour a success.

“The fear of playing shows the size we’re playing shows now is that you can’t connect with the audience,” he said. “[Because of] the room, [or if] the sound’s bad.”

He added: “From what we hear the O2 [Arena in London, which the band play on December 1 and 2 as part of the tour] is already set up to be a great show. As long as we can play well it’ll be a good night.”

Arcade Fire headlined Leeds Festival on Friday and Reading Festival on Saturday.

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