The above poster (from BrooklynVegan.com) announcing two Brooklyn shows (next Friday and Saturday) from The Reflektors, the alias Arcade Fire have been using for their upcoming album Reflektor, has been spotted around Brooklyn today. Just like their shows at the Salsatheque in Montreal last month, the poster mentions that formal attire or a costume will be mandatory. However, the location of these shows is a mystery at the moment, along with any sort of location to get tickets. The shows are during CMJ Week, so perhaps it's no surprise.
Update (10/13/13): Arcade Fire Tube confirmed the shows in two separate tweets this morning.
"OFFICIAL: Arcade Fire - two gigs in Brooklyn, NYC - Oct 18 & 19. Venue yet to be announced due to permit logistics."
"@brooklynvegan It's definitely happening. Got confirmation from Arcade Fire's management. Only question is where."
Update (10/15/13): The venue for the two shows has been announced as being the East Williamsburg contemporary art space on 299 Meserole St. in Brooklyn. Pre-sale tickets will be available for those who have pre-ordered Reflektor tomorrow at 10 AM and the general sale will be on Thursday at 10 AM. The ticket link can be found here.
About the Author
Brooks Ginnan is the editor of Exiled Music Press. He is usually crying over the fact that we will never see a reunion of The Smiths or Cocteau Twins.