Arcade Fire kick off European tour

There's no busking this time...

Arcade Fire launched their sold-out UK and Irish tour in Dublin last night (March 5) on the day new album ‘Neon Bible’ was released.

Frontman Win Butler told the crowd on the first of two nights at the Olympia that he “loved Dublin”, and that it was “the city that we wanted to start the tour”.

The set featured virtually all of the new album (save for ‘Windowsill’) and six songs from the band’s 2005 debut ‘Funeral’.

There was no busking in the crowd our outside the venue this time, a feature of the band’s week of London shows in January.

The set was:

‘Keep The Car Running’

‘Black Mirror’

‘No Cars Go’

‘Haiti’

‘Black Wave/Bad Vibrations’

‘My Body Is A Cage’

‘The Well & The Lighthouse’

‘Ocean Of Noise’

‘Neighborhood # 1 (Tunnels)’

‘Crown Of Love’

‘Neighborhood # 3 (Power Out)’

‘Rebellion (Lies)’

‘Intervention’

‘Wake Up’

‘(Antichrist Television Blues)’

‘Neon Bible’

The tour continues tonight (March 6) with a second night at Dublin Olympia.

The UK shows are at:

Manchester Apollo (March 8,9)

Glasgow Barrowlands (11,12)

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