Arcade Fire (not so adorable) are touring with Dan Deacon and Kid Koala (extremely adorable!)

Arcade Fire (not so adorable) are touring with Dan Deacon and Kid Koala (extremely adorable!)

Cool bands are so weird, right? It’s like: the coolest dudes out there are the one’s not giving a shit about what you think and puttin’ out mammoth and decadent and willfully tough-to-parse double-albums whenever their temperamental genius-asses feel like puking ‘em out. And yet, if you go around poking your finger into the back of your throat on purpose and all trying to willfully do that sort of cool-guy stuff intentionally, everyone calls you a poseur and goes back to listening to Bowie and Talking Heads whenever they wanna be reminded of Bowie and Talking Heads. They’re also fairly disgusted by your gnarly puke smell.

Where does that put Arcade Fire, exactly? Well, I’ll tell you (per Consequence of Sound): it puts them ALL OVER THE FUCKING ROAD in 2014, bringing their Reflektor show to North America for a pretty incessant run of stadium shows and festival dates and whatnot.

The band first hits the road in March, and don’t look now, but they’re taking lil’ old (relatively) humble indie acts Dan Deacon and Kid Koala along for the rock-star ride before hitting every festival everywhere this summer and beyond. Will Deacon and the Koala gang be forever and irrevocably changed by the utter hipness of touring stadiums with Arcade Fire? Will kids laugh at Deacon’s glasses? Will Kid Koala fit in and “be cool” when faced with a stage as giant and illustrious as Louisville’s famed “KFC Yum Center”?? Or will the puke just hit the fan? Only time will tell.

Arcade Fire tour-palooza 2014:

03.06.14 - Louisville, KY - KFC Yum Center *^
03.08.14 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center *^
03.10.14 - Auburn Hills, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills *^
03.12.14 - Pittsburgh, PA - Consol energy Center *^
03.13.14 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Center *^
03.14.14 - Ottawa, ON - Canadian Tire Centre *^
03.16.14 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena *^
03.17.14 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center *^
03.18.14 - Bridgeport, CT - Webster Bank Arena *^
03.28.14 - Mexico City, MX - Vive Latino
03.29.14 - Santiago, CL - Lollapalooza Chile
04.01.14 - Bueno Aires, Argentina - Lollapalooza Argentina
04.04.14 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Citibank Hall
04.06.14 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Lollapalooza Brazil
04.09.14 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
04.10.14 - Austin, TX - Austin360 Amphitheater
04.13.14 - Indio, CA - Coachella Music and Arts Festival
04.20.14 - Indio, CA - Coachella Music and Arts Festival
04.23.14 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
04.26.14 - Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre
04.27.14 - St. Louis, MO - Verizone Wireless Amphitheater
04.29.14 - Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center
05.01.14 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
05.02.14 - Atlanta, GA - Aaron’s Amphiteatre at Lakewood
05.04.14 - New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Jazz Fest
05.29-31.14 - Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound
05.31.14 - Lisbon, Portugal - Rock in Rio
06.03.14 - Paris, France - Zenith
06.06.14 - London, UK - Earls Court
06.07.14 - London, UK - Earls Court
06.09.14 - Landgraaf Megaland, Netherlands - Pinkpop Festival
06.10.14 - Antwerp, Belgium - Sportpaleis
06.12.14 - Oslo, Norway - Norwegian Wood
06.15.14 - Aarhus, Denmark - NorthSide Festival
06.17.14 - Dresden, Germany - Junge Garde
06.18.14 - Berlin, Germany - Kindl-Bühne Wuhlheide
06.20.14 - Neuhausen, Germany - Southside Festival
06.21.14 - Scheessel, Germany - Hurricane Festival
06.23.14 - Rome, Italy - Rock in Roma
06.25-29.14 - Pilton, UK - Glastonbury Festival
06.24.14 - Verona, Italy - Villafranca
06.29.14 - Dublin, Ireland - Marlay Park
07.30.14 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
08.09.14 - Squamish, BC - Squamish Valley Festival
08.08.14 - George, WA - Gorge Amphitheatre
08.11.14 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
08.12.14 - Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome
08.14.14 - Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
08.17.14 - Washington, DC - Verizon Centre
08.19.14 - Boston, MA - Comcast Center
08.20.14 - Bangor, ME - Waterfront Pavilion
08.22.14 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
08.23.14 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
08.24.14 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
08.26.14 - Chicago, IL - United Center
08.27.14 - Chicago, IL - United Center
08.29.14 - Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Ampitheatre
08.30.14 - Montreal, QC - Parc Jean-Drapea

* Dan Deacon
^ Kid Koala

• Arcade Fire: http://arcadefire.com
• Merge: http://www.mergerecords.com

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