Arcade Fire Top Billboard With 'Reflektor,' Confirm Primavera Sound 2014 Show

Meanwhile, a Canadian fan starts a tribute band, looking for someone "who knows what a hurdy gurdy is."

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Arcade Fire's brand new double album "Reflektor" debuted at No. 1 spot at Billboard chart, Consequence of Sound reports. According to Billboard, the band's newest effort, is this week's best-selling album with 140,000 copies sold. Reflektor marks the band's second No. 1 album following 2010's "The Suburbs," which sold 156,000 copies in its opening week. Their 2007 album, "Neon Bible," debuted at No. 2 with 92,000 copies. The band have also een confirmed as the first headline act for Primavera Sound Festival 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. They will perform at next year's festival, taking place on May 29-31 at Parc del Fòrum in Barcelona. Pitchfork, who will curate a stage at the festival, report (via NME) that this will be the band's only 2014 date in Spain. Meanwhile, a Canadian musician, and fan of Arcade Fire, is advertising for fellow performers to join him to form a tribute band to the "Reflektor" superstars. The unnamed Toronto musician posted an advert on US website Craigslist, stating that all he needed was a drummer, a bassist, two singers, a second guitarist, a pianist, a harpsichordist, two violinists, an entire string section, steel drummers, an accordian player, an organist, a second drummer, back up singers and, crucially - someone "who knows what a hurdy gurdy is." If you're eager to join this band - head over here.

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