Album is No. 1 around the world
Arcade Fire’s We has stormed the charts to bring home the No. 1 on Billboard’s Top US Albums Sales, No. 1 in the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands, plus Top 5 positions in Canada, Belgium, France, Germany and Switzerland. The album has also topped the US Rock, Alternative and Vinyl Billboard charts.
Arcade Fire’s triumphant release week saw the band return to Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and a special performance at the 51st Annual Juno Awards. At the galaxy wide unveiling of the first ever images of the monster black hole Sagittarius A* by the European Southern Observatory, Win Butler and Régine Chassagne performed their own gentle giant “End Of The Empire IV (Sagittarius A).”
The album’s release coincided with the announcement of Arcade Fire’s autumn world tour and a frenzy of excitement from fans resulting in several shows selling out within minutes. The We Tour will bring the full production Arcade Fire experience to global stages, launching in Dublin on Tuesday, August 30th and running through December 1st in Toronto. The UK leg – featuring special guest Feist – will kick off in Birmingham on September 2nd. North America will be treated to very special guest Beck playing a nightly acoustic set, starting October 28th in Washington DC.