A GAA star will receive a VIP trip to see Arcade Fire perform after he returned their new album, following an accidental purchase before it went on worldwide general sale.
Double All-Ireland winning Kilkenny hurler Matthew Ruth received a personal phone call from Arcade Fire singer Win Butler to thank him for not leaking copies of their new album 'Reflektor'.
Ruth had bought the CD from Rollercoaster Records in Kilkenny, two days before its official release yesterday. "I'm a huge Arcade Fire fan so immediately I went home, I tweeted a picture of the album," said the 26-year-old hurler.
"Immediately I had tweets coming in from fans in Brazil asking me to leak it."
Arcade Fire soon got word of the tweet and immediately contacted Rollercoaster Records in Kilkenny to find out why they were breaking an embargo.
A spokesman for the shop called it an "honest mistake".
"Luckily we know all our customers and were able to retrieve the sold albums," he said.
Ruth himself returned the two copies of 'Reflektor', but was stunned to receive the call from Butler later that day.
"He told me how much the band appreciated us not leaking the CD online. He said they had gigs coming up and would fly us over to meet him," said Ruth.
Last night, 'USA Today' reported how Arcade Fire's "carefully calculated rollout hit a pothole after a record store in Ireland placed the album on sale early".
Meanwhile Ruth, who bought the album again last night, said it was one of their best yet.