Arcade Fire Receive Criticism After Announcing ‘Strict Dress Code’ for Album Release Show
Posted: 1:59 pm Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
By Kyle Taylor
Arcade Fire is slated to play Brooklyn’s Grand Prospect Hall on Thursday July 27th, ahead of the highly anticipated release of Everything Now, their fifth studio album. They have been known to ‘recommend’ dress codes during previous tours, but never made it a requirement.
Due to backlash on social media, the band tweeted out a statement, stating that concert goers could wear anything they wanted.
This is an awkward and strange move, for a band of this prowess to not know of the situation surrounding their own album release party. According to Consequence of Sound, an email detailing what to expect from fans was sent out to those with tickets. It read like this:
“PHONE-FREE VIEWING EXPERIENCE:
No cellphones, cameras or recording devices will be allowed at this show. Upon arrival, all phones and smart watches will be secured in Yondr pouches that will be unlocked at the end of the show. Guests maintain possession of their phones throughout the night, and if needed, may access their phones at designated Yondr unlocking stations in the lobby.
WHAT TO WEAR:
Our dress code is HIP & TRENDY as if you are going to a concert or night out with friends! The event is standing-room-only so please plan accordingly.
PLEASE DO NOT WEAR shorts, large logos, flip flops, tank tops, crop tops, baseball hats, solid white or red clothing. We reserve the right to deny entry to anyone dressed inappropriately.
WHAT TO EXPECT
6:30pm: 1iota Check-in Opens
7:45pm: 1iota Check-in Closes
8:30pm – 9:00pm: Everything Now Live”
Anyway, Arcade Fire will be hitting the road very soon in support of Everything Now and we are lucky enough to have them in Tampa on Friday September 22nd.