Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Hot News as Arcade Fire Make Newcastle Debut

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Hot News as Arcade Fire Make Newcastle Debut

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The Arcade Fire, currently one of the most talked about groups in the world, will play Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena later this year, it was announced yesterday.

The gig will be one of only six arena shows scheduled by the Canadian band and signals their Newcastle debut. Following a sell-out US tour, the band are back in Europe this summer for a raft of festival appearances including Reading, T in the Park and Latitude.

They're currently riding a success-fuelled wave following the rapturous reception given to their debut album, Neon Bible, which was released earlier this year.

Tickets for the Arena gig, which will take place on October 29, go on sale on Friday at 9am. Call 0870 707-8000 or visit www.metroradioarena.co.uk to book.

m ROCKERS Biffy Clyro have announced a 14-date headline tour of the UK, which stops at the Newcastle Carling Academy on November 11.

The news comes the same week as the band's album, Puzzle, crashed into the charts at number two. The tour will follow a number of festival appearances and a trip to the US as part of the Warped Tour.

This year has already been a success for Biffy Clyro. It began with them headlining the Kerrang! Tour in January and continued with them supporting Bloc Party on their European tour. They're also set to support Muse at their Wembley Stadium gig later in the year.

Tickets for their Tyneside concert go on sale on Friday. Call 0870 771-2000 or visit www.newcastle-academy.co.uk to book.

Also due at the Academy on October 7 are Athlete, who have a new album, Beyond The Neighbourhood, out in September. Their tour begins in London next month. Tickets go on sale on Friday: 0871 220-0260 or www.gigsandtours.com

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