Thursday 30 March 2017

Arcade Fire on live streaming gigs

Arcade Fire are to play a live streaming gig
Arcade Fire are to play a live streaming gig

Arcade Fire have admitted feeling slightly worries ahead of their live streaming gigs.

The band are to kick off Unstaged, a new online concert series being launched by American Express, which will stream on YouTube and Vevo and combine with social network commentary.

The concerts follow the August 3 release of the band's third album, The Suburbs.

"As soon as we booked it, it felt a little ominous," Jeremy Gara, the band's drummer, said of the shows. "Playing there by itself is pretty exciting ... and then it's our CD release and now this live broadcasting."

"Well, if we're going to do it, do it big," he laughed.

The concert will stream live on August 5 on YouTube and Vevo, the music video site owned by Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and Abu Dhabi Media Co. It's the first in a planned series of five live streamed concerts, with John Legend and the Roots to follow, and others to be announced later.

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