Arcade Fire to go back to school

Band to play low key gig

Arcade Fire are set to play a school this week (January 19).

The band will play a show at Canterbury High School in Ottawa, where the band’s percussionist and guitarist Richard Reed Parry was educated.

Tickets for the show are restricted to current and former students, along with members of the Canterbury Arts Centre Development, a charity organisation that the gig will raise funds for.

As previously reported, the band are then due to play sold-out shows in Montreal, New York and London before they mount a full European tour in the spring.

They play:

Dublin Olympia (March 5,6)

Manchester Apollo (8,9)

Glasgow Barrowlands (11,12)

London Brixton Academy (14,15,16,17)

Paris Olympia (19,20)

Stockholm Circus (23)

Oslo Centrum Scene (24)

Copenhagen Vega (25)

Berlin Postbanhof (27)

Munich Elserhalle (28)

Lyon Transbordeur (31)

Cologne E-Live Music Hall (April 1)

Utrecht Vredenburg (2)

Brussels Halles de Schaerbeek (4)

Lille L’Aeronef (5)

The band’s new album ‘Neon Bible’ is released on March 5 in the UK.