Glastonbury headliners ARCADE FIRE will bring the Reflektor tour to Ireland on Sunday June 29th to Marlay Park. Joining them on the line up are very special guests Pixies and just announced, two top Irish acts, Ham SandwicH and Tvvins.

Tickets priced €61.50 including booking fee are on sale now from Ticketmaster outlets and online at Subject to licence.

Arcade Fire released their highly anticipated fourth album Reflektor in October. Produced by Arcade Fire, James Murphy and Markus Dravs, the album was recorded in Jamaica, Montreal and New York. Title track ‘Reflektor’ was released on the 9 / 9 at 9:00pm, featuring guest vocals from David Bowie and an accompanying video by long time collaborator Anton Corbijn. A second interactive video for ‘Reflektor’, created for Google Chrome and written and directed by Vincent Morisset, was shot in Haiti.

Arcade Fire recently performed two sold out shows at Earls Court in London in which they transformed the arena into a giant discotheque featuring spotlights and glitter balls and performed a set list laden with hits including Reflektor, Neighbourhood #3 (Power Out), Rebellion (Lies), The Suburbs and No Cars Go. Read the full review by NME below

This year the Pixies – Black Francis, Joey Santiago and David Lovering returned with their first collection of new music in more than 20 years. Having recorded a cache of new songs with renowned producer Gil Norton (who had previously produced some of the bands finest albums Doolittle, Bossa Nova and Trompe Le Monde) they released ‘Bagboy’ to critical acclaim this summer before heading out on tour, most recently performing two sell out shows at the Olympia Theatre.

HamsandwicH, who recently played a sold out show at Olympia Theatre are currently recording their third album, due for release later this year. Its been over three years since the release of Hamsandwich‘s garlanded second album, White Fox and since then the Meath based band have grown from strength to strength supporting acts such as Bon Jovi and Mumford and Sons at major outdoor shows last summer. With their new single and forthcoming album, Hamsandwich become a different, better band, not only more confident in their collective abilities but also in who they are and what they do.

Tvvins are comprised of two prolific independent Irish musicians in Conor Adams (The Cast of Cheers) and Lar Kaye (Adebishi Shank). Their music showcases an interstellar alchemy that results from unique collaboration and a different palette of sounds establishing itself in a different realm via treated vocal effects and guitars that sound like vintage synthesizers, tropical pop rhythms, spacious drums, arpeggiated electro sounds and callbacks to anthemic AM radio rock.

Arcade Fire Live at Earls Court, London review by NME

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“Thanks to all the hoo-ha about whether or not metallica (and to a lesser extent Kasabian) are suitable bil toppers at this years Glastonbury, the festivals third headliners have been overlooked. Tonight, in London, Arcade Fire out on a dizzying sensory assault taking in a disco-styled stage set and light show, a man in a suit made entirely out of mirrors and a fake ‘Arcade Fire’ with oversized papier-maché heads and a multitude of dancers. Throw in a set full of joyous, life-affirming singalong crowd-pleasers (‘Wake Up, ‘Ready To Start’ and ‘Rebellion (Lies)’ to name three) and tonights cover of choice aptly The Smiths’ ‘London’ and you’ve got the most inventive, enjoyable and mind-bending performance you could possibly imagine. Anyone witnessing this show at Worthy Farm will not forget it in a hurry. 10”

Arcade Fire played:

‘Flashbulb Eyes’
‘Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)’
‘Rebellion (Lies)’
‘Joan Of Arc’
‘Month of May’
‘We Exist’
‘The Suburbs’/’The Suburbs (contd)”
‘Ready to Start’
‘Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)’
‘Intervention/’Antichrist Television Blues”
‘No Cars Go’
‘It’s Never Over (Oh Orpheus)’
‘Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)’
‘Normal Person’
‘Here Comes the Night Time’
‘Wake Up’

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