lovelovelove: F*** yeah Canada!!! FREE Arcade Fire show, and more awesome (cheap) shows in September!!

Looks like we all need to start planning our trips to Canada. Canadians have another thing to rejoice besides a stellar health care system, hockey, and bacon. Arcade Fire is doing a free “thank you” show, check out the press release:

“Montreal, August 2nd, 2011 – We are happy to announce a very special BIG SHOW we have planned for the 10th anniversary of the POP Montreal festival. SiriusXM Canada will present and broadcast a free outdoor show by The Arcade Fire on Thursday, September 22nd, at the place des Festivals of Quartier des Spectacles in downtown Montreal. The show is a grand thank you by The Arcade Fire to Montreal, Quebec and Canada and will celebrate an amazing year for the band where they toured the world in support of their outstanding record, The Suburbs, and won awards for album of the year at The Junos, The Brits, and The Grammys. “Our band couldn’t exist without Montreal. After having had the chance to tour extensively around the world, we’re very excited to finally come home. And to do so the Montreal way, we hoped to play a free outside show, on the very last day of summer as a big ‘Thank you’ to the beautiful city we love so much”, says Régine Chassagne, member of The Arcade Fire, “We’re happy to be a part of the 10th anniversary of POP Montreal. And we’re proud to play a role in the French release of Tracy Kidder’s Mountains Beyond Mountains, (Soulever les montagnes) -a book that has influenced our lives and our careers. Hoping to see you at the show… we’re crossing our fingers for great weather.” Montreal’s own Karkwa, 2010 Polaris Prize winners, will open up the event.”

Also, Canada has some more sweet shows coming up, so if you live there or are traveling check them out!:

Pop Montreal and Passovah present:
Miracle Fortress + Gobble Gobble + Mozart’s Sister + Cotton Mouth + Cousins + DJ Thomas Carlo Promise
Friday, September 23, 2011
Mission Santa Cruz, 60 Rachel West
doors 7pm, show 8pm
Tickets 12$ av/ 15$ door

POP Montreal and Blue Skies Turn Black present:
Dirty Beaches + Frankie Rose + guests
Friday, September 23, 2011
Il Motore, 179 Jean-Talon West
doors 9pm, show 10pm
Tickets 11$ av/ 13$ door

POP Montreal and evenko present:
YUCK + guests
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Cabaret du Mile End, 5240 Parc ave
doors 8:30pm, show 9:30pm
Tickets 18$ av/ 20$ door

POP Montreal presents:
The Raincoats + guests
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Cabaret du Mile End, 5240 Parc ave
doors 8pm, show 9pm
Tickets 25$

Buy tickets here!


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