The suburbs have always spawned poets who flee to the world’s great cities. Montreal’s Arcade Fire, however, return to the landscapes of their youth and return with the songs of The Suburbs: songs that draw on themes of loss and renewal, of drawing inspiration from scarcity, of generations past and future, of responsibility and maturity, of hoping that something pure can last.

The Suburbs, like its namesake, revels in open space, reflections on long drives, and contemplating possibilities.

Lyrics decrying wasted time, arms folded tight, and cities with no children are set to sparse pop, icy new wave epics, anthemic punk and lush balladry—all delivered with a breadth and beauty that expands the palette of a band that has never settled for the easy route out of town.

One glaring omission from Arcade Fire’s extensive tour schedule in 2011 was the inclusion of an Australian visit. In February 2012, Arcade Fire will finally return Down Under after a four-year absence to play a very special one-off show in Sydney. This concert will be the band’s ONLY live performance in 2011, so don’t miss out!

Arcade Fire will be joined by their very good friends Les Savy Fav, and ARIA award winners Boy & Bear. Don’t miss your chance to witness what will certainly be THE concert of 2012!

Arcade Fire, Les Savy Fav, Boy & Bear
The Domain, Sydney
Saturday 4 February 2012

$99.00 + bf
Tickets available from Ticketmaster.com.au
General Public Onsale – Tuesday 20 December @ 9 a.m.