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Arcade Fire Will Play A Lollapalooza Aftershow At Metro Next Saturday

By Stephen Gossett in Arts & Entertainment on Jul 28, 2017 3:07PM

Arcade Fire at the 2010 Lollapalooza, photo by Jim Kopeny / Tankboy

Update, 11:30 a.m.: Well, that didn't take long. The Metro show is officially sold out.

Lollapalooza's roster of official aftershows is an overflowing beast, numbering in the several dozen; but until now few of those gigs actually involved any of the festival’s big-ticket headliners. But as of Thursday, you can officially add Arcade Fire to the list.

The Canadian indie-rock vets will perform at Metro on Saturday, August 5—the night before the six-piece is scheduled to close out the mammoth, four-day festival in Grant Park. It confirms what was hinted at in a none-too-cryptic Instagram post by Metro from Thursday, teased an aftershow announcement with the date “8.5.17” against a backdrop of six figures’ shadows.

Arcade Fire just today released their fifth album, Everything Now. Co-produced by Thomas Bangalter (Daft Punk) and Steve Mackey (Pulp), it’s the band’s first full-length since Reflektor was issued in 2013.

Tickets for the Metro show go on sale at 11 a.m. No word yet on an official dress code.