Jim Carroll

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Arcade Fire, Dublin, December

OTR understands from an assortment of industry sources that Arcade Fire will play Dublin’s O2 on December 5, with a second date currently on hold for the following night. Full confirmation on ticket prices (we’re hearing €73), support bill (we’re …

Tue, Aug 10, 2010, 12:46

   

OTR understands from an assortment of industry sources that Arcade Fire will play Dublin’s O2 on December 5, with a second date currently on hold for the following night. Full confirmation on ticket prices (we’re hearing €73), support bill (we’re hearing Vampire Weekend) and on-sale dates to come. These are the Arcade Fire shows which were predicted by OTR back in March. As this is currently unannounced, I’m marking the post as speculation for now and, if the info is wrong, I’ll set the Kilkenny hurling team on my “industry sources”.

UPDATE My industry sources (and Kilkenny hurlers) can rest easy. This gig is now confirmed for December 5 with support from Vampire Weekend and Devendra Banhart. Tickets go on sale next Friday and are priced from €55.80 to €66.70 which, with additional Ticketmaster fees and charges for purchasing the ticket via the web or over the phone, will bring the higher ticket price up to the €73 price. I’ve removed the “speculation” tag from this post as the show, support and ticket price quoted above are now confirmed. Question: is this the first time that the manager of a high profile act has confirmed and announced a gig via Twitter and a blog BEFORE the promoter gets the press release out?