As Arcade Fire gears up for the release of their new album, Reflektor, later this month, the band has been adding secret and not-so-secret shows to their docket as AF-cover band “the Reflektors” including a couple of warm-up gigs in New York City this week (October 18 and 19) and an upcoming show in Miami.
Yesterday (October 14) it was announced that Arcade Fire had been added to the 27th Annual Bridge School Benefit lineup. Though the benefit takes place over two days — Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27 — at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA, the band is only scheduled to perform on Saturday night.
Arcade Fire joins the bill with already announced acts like Queens of the Stone Age, My Morning Jacket, Elvis Costello, The Killers (Saturday only), fun., Diana Krall, Heart, Jenny Lewis, Tom Waits, Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young and Jack Johnson, who was added to the show’s lineup late last week.
The Annual Bridge School Benefit helps raise money for the non-profit organization of the same name whose mission is to ensure that individuals with severe speech and physical impairments are given the skills to participate in their communities.
For those who can’t catch any of Arcade Fire’s upcoming gigs, the band has released a 30-second snippet of their new song “Awful Sound (Oh Eurydice),” the second track on disc two of Reflektor, out October 29. Listen below.