Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Arcade Fire at Dalhalla!! (my year is made)

The first solo show announced! Tickets are on sale NOW. Buy them over at ArcadeFire.com. I've got mine!

There are moments in this life you'll remember for quite some time. This morning I had one of those. I had to re-read what was on my screen like 5-6 times before I could grasp it. Arcade Fire is coming to Sweden on June 30th and are playing at the spectacular Dalhalla venue in the middle of nowhere. Well, Rättvik is pretty close. I always wanted to go see a show there and now finally it's happening. I'm breaking it in by seeing the band which I love the most, could be a lot worse...

I could go on and on about how happy I am right now but that would really fast get boring. Instead, check out the amazing photos of Dalhalla below. See you there folks!

Update #1
Luger, the promotor, has released an official announcement.

Update #2
You don't need to wait until Friday 30th April as the Dalhalla website says to get your tickets. There's a presale going on right NOW over at ArcadeFire.com

Update #3
Magnus: How do you think the gig at Dalhalla will be, considering it's seated?
Joel: At the front sections and up against the rail pretty much no one will be sitting down. Everyone will go crazy. Me and my friends included. We will be jumping, singing along, dancing and looking giddy the entire show. I urge everyone to do the same and join us. Let's make this as fun as it possibly can be. I know for a fact Arcade Fire wants everyone to sing along and clap and really connect with them on stage and not just sit there. Let's go!! :)

Update #4
People between 6-19 years old or students with Mecenat cards can NOT get free tickets from Dalhalla's website tomorrow when the tickets go on general sale to the public at 10:00 CET (10am CET). It was a mistake by the venue organizers which has now been corrected on their website. Those tickets will apparently cost just as much as the other tickets.

Update #5
Tickets now on general sale from either ArcadeFire.com or Dalhalla.se

24 comments:

J said...

June 30th??????

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

So close, if you think of it!

(And nothing about the west coast... snif snif! Poor Vancouver...)

*You think they're going on tour without releasing the album, or are we going to be surprised by a May release?

joel said...

2 months! Insane. Couldn't be any happier :)

Hang in there! Heard of US west coast dates later in the year. A Vancouver date will probably show up around there.

olinolin said...

Gonna be the best consert ever! Im shaking of happiness!

Albin said...

oh my god... this is the worst dilemma i have ever been in. should i buy a ticket to roskilde or arcade fire at dalhalla? All my friends are going to roskilde and i have never been there.

I need guidance Joel!

Emil said...

Hej joel, hur tror du platserna påverkas av att man köpt biljetter från arcadefire.com. Jag hoppas inte man får de sämsta platserna...

joel said...

olinolin, you and me both! :)

joel said...

Albin, there's always Roskilde next year. Arcade Fire at Dalhalla is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Also, this year's Roskilde lineup isn't very good compared to other years' in my opinion.

Come to Dalhalla Albin! That's where the cool kids are ;)

joel said...

Emil, CrowdSurge ska erbjuda de bästa biljetterna.

Albin said...

Yeah! I know. And i'm telling my friends the exact same thing. But maybe AF is coming to Roskilde?
Thanks for your advice!

joel said...

I really doubt they'll pay Roskilde this year. Possibly next year when they've done a fair bit of touring on their own first.

Emil said...

Awsomeness!

Miranda said...

Wow, what a stunning venue! It looks like it was tailor made for the Arcade Fire. Wish I had the money to go to Sweden!

Joel, a question for you: when you say "US west coast dates later in the year" -- any estimate about how much later? Are we talking September or October, or later?

Looking at the shows already announced, I'd guess that their other North American dates will fall between Osheaga and Leeds (since they're playing Lolla) but that's less than a month... kind of short for a proper tour of the US and the rest of Canada, don't you think?

Nisse said...

När skickas biljetterna? vill ha mina nu så man vet säkert att de verkligen blir av, detta kommer bli så jävla grymt!!

joel said...

Miranda; It's all very hard to say right now. "Later in the year" was all I heard. Not sure at all just when that is. August certainly looks possible.

joel said...

Nisse; "Tickets are usually dispatched about 14 days before the event."

joel said...

So incredibly excited for this! :D

Magnus said...

Ordered my tickets yesterday! How do you think the gig at Dalhalla will be, considering it's seated?

joel said...

At the front sections and up against the rail pretty much no one will be sitting down. Everyone will go crazy. Me and my friends included. We will be jumping, singing along and dancing and look giddy the entire show. I urge everyone to do the same and join us. Let's make this as fun as it possibly can be. I know for a fact Arcade Fire wants everyone to sing along and clap and really connect with them on stage and not just sit there. Let's go!!

Magnus said...

That's great news Joel! I hope and believe that this will be a wonderful gig!

joel said...

Yeah, it's got potential to be one of those gigs where you can say "I was there".

J said...

Hey Joel! Sorry for the off-topic!

Did you know about this French version of My body is a cage?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NyjbnX_b48&feature=player_embedded#!

It's by Jeanne Cherhal

:-)

joel said...

I did yeah, the full version of it can be found on her myspace: http://www.myspace.com/jeannecherhal

Disco ending! ;)

Adrien said...

joel said...
"Yeah, it's got potential to be one of those gigs where you can say "I was there".

I come all the way from Paris to see that! It's gonna be HUGE ! And I agree, everyone has to stand up and sing along!

joel said...

Adrien; That's awesome! I've got friends from Ireland and England who are flying in for this gig. And yeah, everyone should indeed be on their feet the whole time and singing their hearts out. I reckon most will be, at least down the front. Our gang will jump around, dance and sing until our voices won't carry us any more :)

See you there, Adrien!