March 26, 2007


This is terrible news for those of you who were looking forward to Arcade Fire in your neck of the European woods, but due to illness, Win Butler has had to cancel the remaining dates slated for Europe. Butler has posted his apology and explanation on the band's website, this is the post in full.

Win Butler's post:

"heavy heart"

Hello Friends,

I am backstage at the venue in Oslo and I just had to make the very sad decision to cancel the rest of the European tour. I have been suffering from a sinus and bronchial infection for the last 3 months, and last night in Stockholm I finally pushed my voice and body farther than they are able to go. Last night I kept yelling at the monitor guy because I didn't recognize the sound that was coming out of the monitor as my own voice, and it took me until the second song to realize that the sound was coming from me. Today I can barely speak, or make any sound, so finishing the shows is no longer possible.

I have had several doctors advise me to cancel shows weeks ago, and I have been trying to push through, but for my own health and safety I need to have sinus surgery so I can get better and start the recovery process. We are all very sad, because we were very much looking forward to playing these shows, and we could not imagine canceling a show unless it was physically impossible to do. We apologize to the fans that have been waiting to see us, and we promise to try and come back as soon as it is humanly possible...

We would like to thank everyone who has been coming to the shows, and the outpouring of love and support for our music that we have felt. Wish me luck with the doctors,

And see you soon



Arcade Fire dates:
03-25 Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega #
03-27 Berlin, Germany - Postbahnhoff #
03-28 Munich, Germany - Elserhalle #
03-31 Lyon, France - Transbordeur #
04-01 Cologne, Germany - E-Live Music Hall #
04-02 Utrecht, Netherlands - Vredenburg #
04-04 Brussels, Belgium - Halles de Schaerbeek #
04-05 Lille, France - L'Aeronef #
04-26 San Diego, CA - Spreckels Theatre
04-28 Indio, CA - Empire Polo Field (Coachella)
05-01 Atlanta, GA - Civic Center
05-02 Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
05-04 Washington, DC - DAR Constitution Hall
05-05 Philadelphia, PA - Tower Theatre
05-07 New York, NY - United Palace
05-08 New York, NY - United Palace
05-09 New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall (High Line festival)
05-10 Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre
05-12 Montreal, Quebec - Arena Maurice Richard
05-13 Montreal, Quebec - Arena Maurice Richard
05-15 Toronto, Ontario - Massey Hall
05-16 Toronto, Ontario - Massey Hall
05-18 Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
05-19 Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
05-20 Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
05-27 Portland, OR - Schnitzer Concert Hall
06-01 Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre
06-02 Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre
06-22-24 Pilton, England - Glastonbury
07-07 Balado, Scotland - T in the Park
07-08 Naas, Ireland - Oxegen Festival
07-13-14 Barcelona, Spain - Summercase
08-25 Reading, England - Reading Festival
08-26 Leeds, England - Leeds Festival

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