Emma Banks: Arcade Fire to tour in 2017

Yesterday Arcade Fire announced two festival appearances, headlining Bilbao BBK Live and NOS Alive. The only two European festivals they’ll play this year. A one-off thing. They’re now linked with a North American one-off and particularly WayHome Festival near Toronto, ON. Should they decide to do two festivals in a weekend like they’re doing in Europe the new Panorama Festival in New York City looks very likely.

So, what does this mean? Well, at this point it appears these really are just one-offs and Reflektor tour off-shots rather than previewing new music they’ve been working on in New Orleans.

Emma Banks, music agent at Creative Artists Agency (CAA), was recently awarded the ‘Agent of the Year’ award at the European Festival Awards. In her acceptance speech she brought up that Arcade Fire was in high demand for the 2016 festival circuit.

I just emailed like twenty people they won’t get Arcade Fire, but they will tour in 2017.Emma Banks, CAA

So yeah, these possibly 3-4 festival appearances this year really do look like one-offs.

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