Monday, May 17, 2010

Solo show! Arcade Fire at the Senaatintori (update #4)

Happy day, Finland! Arcade Fire are coming to your fine capital Helsinki on June 28th for a show at the Senaatintori (Senate Square). Tickets on general sale next Monday, May 24th. This is the first time Arcade Fire are playing in Finland so could be something very special just for that reason alone.

The stage will be facing the Cathedral so the crowd can also stand in the cathedral stairs. As I'm writing this it hasn't yet been announced on Arcade but I reckon it very soon will be with a presale link to go along with that. For now you will have to make do with the Finnish promotor's announcement etc.

Presale happening right now! Get your tickets before they go on general sale next Monday.

Update #2
Tickets will now go on general sale next Thursday (May 27th) instead of this coming Monday (May 24th) due to Finnish politicians questioning how appropriate it is to lend the Senaatintori to events like this one. Ridiculous. Anyway, you guys know tickets are on presale here anyway so you guys are all good.

This is how the organizers had at least originally planned on using the square and Cathedral stairs for the show. 4,500 tickets available.

Update #3
Statement from Live Nation about the general sale date.
Live Nation News
Arcade Fire onsale-date postponed!
Friday 21 May 2010

The new on-sale date for Arcade Fire's show will be announced Wednesday, may 26th.

The concert promoters Live Nation Finland and Eastway will have to await a decision from the City Of Helsinki’s board. The rental of the northern part of the Senate Square for concert use is still pending on the decision of the board.

Arcade Fire concert’s ticket on sale was planned to start on Monday 24th May but the board will not meet until Tuesday. The new ticket on sale date will be announced on Wednesday 26th May.

Update #4
Tickets for this show will go on general sale tomorrow, May 27th, at 9:00 local time.


John said...

That looks like such a beautiful venue. Of course, Dalhalla looks more amazing...

Damn you Europe, all the coolest looking concerts/festivals. But this band is really reaching for the stars, the venues are getting bigger and bigger. Next they'll be playing the Palace Of Versailles!

joel said...

Yeah, I like the idea of using the cathedral stairs. I think it's very refreshing to see a band really actively searching for unusual places to play. Makes it more fun both for Arcade Fire and the crowds.

Jennifer said...

So this summer's upcoming it the tour for the new album or just like a random comeback tour?

joel said...

It's definitely a tour in support of a new album which is likely to be out later in the summer.