Arcade Fire Respond to Dress Code Complaints


Apparently Arcade Fire has been catching some flak for asking their fans to wear formal attire for their Reflektor shows. The band played smaller shows before the album’s release that were strictly black tie, and they’re asking fans to do the same for the arena tour.

Win Butler had already addressed the issue earlier this month, telling a U.K. crowd “to anyone who felt uncomfortable dressing up — I’m not sorry… At least 70 percent of you are getting laid tonight… As long as you showered. That’s the secret, boys.”

Now they’ve taken to Facebook to calm the masses:


Social media has handled the kerfuffle with predictable zeal:

  • Devin Middleton

    Personally I think its a pretty sweet idea but idk if their fans remember what it feels like to not wear plaid.

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