Monday, March 26, 2007

Arcade Fire coming back to NYC, Highline Festival

Hopefully this time I can get tickets, rather than sit in a virtual waiting room for an hour, to not get tickets.

The Arcade Fire is playing a few shows in NYC. May 7th and 8th they will play the United Palace Theater. It is a seated venue way uptown on 175th street. It has just recently started hosting shows and is featuring Bloc Party, Bjork and Iggy and the Stooges.
On May 9th, they headline the inaugural High Line Festival, (curated by David Bowie) at Radio City Music Hall.
The High Line Festival is a benefit to raise money for Friends of the High Line.
What is the High Line? If you've ever gone bar hopping down in the meatpacking district, you've probably seen an elevated train platform near the West Side Highway. It runs from there up to 34th street, and since no trains run on it anymore, it is being converted into a public park. Sounds cool to me.
Other performers during the High Line festival include Air, Deerhoof, Polyphonic Spree and Ricky Gervais.
High Line Festival Official Site
Arcade Fire Official Site

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