TDP Music News: Arcade Fire Issue Dress Code

arcade fireIn a rather alienating announcement, the band Arcade Fire recently mandated a formal dress code for upcoming shows that has left some fans rather perplexed. Casual fans looking to buy a ticket for one of the band’s upcoming shows in support of their new album “Reflektor” were greeted on the TicketMaster page with the subtle message, “Please wear formal attire.” While some found this statement entertaining, many others felt as though the band was acting rather pretentious with their high expectations of their fans, disregarding the fact that much of the tour was taking place in large arenas where sloppy food and drinks are more than prevalent. From a band that has only just recently achieved mainstream success, Arcade Fire surely cannot already be taking their newfound popularity for granted. Fans do not have to worry about the suggestion being rigidly enforced, which was confirmed by the band with their Facebook post on November 21st addressing the issue which wrote:

“To everyone really upset about us asking people to dress up at our shows… please relax. It’s super not mandatory. It just makes for a more fun carnival when we are all in it together. So far these have been the best shows we have ever played.

See you soon.

Love,

Arcade Fire”

While some have condemned the band for a lame attempt at advertisement, others seemed equally excited and ready to break out their nicest suit or most elegant dress. From a growing, relatively feel-good band like Arcade Fire, offending a large group of people and fans is most certainly not on the top of their priorities list. On the bright side, accountants and any formally dressed workers can now go straight to any of their upcoming dates.

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