Arcade Fire tickets on sale today

The rush for tickets begins at 9am

Tickets for Arcade Fire’s March European tour are set to go on sale within a manner of minutes (9pm, January 12).

The shows are the first major gigs the band will play in support of their forthcoming second album ‘Neon Bible’, released on March 5.

A handful of tiny London gigs sold out in just two minutes when they were announced last year, while due to demand the band have already expanded their Brixton Academy run from two to four nights (March 14-17).

The full list of dates is:

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)

To check ticket availability, go to NME.COM/Gigs.