The 10th anniversary of the POP Montreal International Music Festival is happening on September 21-25 and Arcade Fire will be putting on a free show along with other acts such as Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Girls, tUnE-yArDs, Yuck, Moonface, Chromeo, Japandroids, the Raincoats, Ford & Lopatin, Kingdom, Araabmuzik, Asobi Seksu, CFCF, Liturgy, Laura Marling, Purity Ring, Peter Hook, and Nguzunguzu.
The performances will be obviously held in Montreal, Canada and will be held at the Place des Festivals du Quartier des Spectacles. SiriusXM Canada will broadcast the show over the airwaves.
Régine Chassagne had this to say about the free show, “Our band couldn’t exist without Montreal. After having had the chance to tour extensively around the world, we’re very excited to finally come home. And to do so the Montreal way, we hoped to play a free outside show, on the very last day of summer as a big ‘Thank you’ to the beautiful city we love so much. We’re happy to be a part of the 10th anniversary of POP Montreal. And we’re proud to play a role in the French release of Tracy Kidder’s Mountains Beyond Mountains (Soulever les montagnes), a book that has influenced our lives and our careers. Hoping to see you at the show… we’re crossing our fingers for great weather.”
So if you are a fan of Arcade Fire, and you are in or around Montreal…get there.