Arcade Fire Hate On Stephen Harper, Encourage Canadians to Vote

Arcade Fire Hate On Stephen Harper, Encourage Canadians to Vote
If you've heard any news in Canada over the last few weeks, you know that a federal election is coming up on May 2. While political hopefuls campaign across the Tim Hortons of the country, Canadian indie rockers Arcade Fire have also used the opportunity to wax political on their website.


 The band took some shots at Prime Minister Stephen Harper while encouraging Canadians to vote wherever they are with the following statement:

It is about to be voting time. Our current leader has championed some pretty destructive initiatives on everyone's behalf… it's really important to get out and vote on 5/2nd.

If you're out of the country you can still vote, just go here:

 http://www.elections.ca/content.aspx?section=vot&dir=reg/svr&document=index〈=e

For anyone unfamiliar with Mr. Harper's work, do have a look…

 http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2007/01/30/harper-kyoto.html
http://www.lucbourgeoisphoto.org/tarsands.html
http://www.democracynow.org/2010/7/2/david_vassey

Canada is still a pretty good country, and worth fighting for…


Arcade Fire have a massive trip around the world currently booked, with one Canadian date, in Moncton, NB on July 30. The full tour is listed below.

Tour dates:

4/9 Broomfield, CO - First Bank Center

4/11 Orem, UT - The UCCU Center

4/13 Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre

4/14 Las Vegas, NV - The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel

4/16 Indio, CA - Empire Polo Fields (Coachella)

4/18 Santa Fe, NM - Santa Fe Convention Center

4/20 Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre

4/21 St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center

4/22, 24-25 Chicago, IL - UIC Pavilion

4/27 Indianapolis, IN - The Lawn at White River State Park

4/28 Memphis, TN - Orpheum Theatre

4/30 Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion

5/3 Austin, TX - The Backyard at Bee Cave

5/4 Spring, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

6/17 Scheessel, Germany - Hurricane Festival

6/18 Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany - Southside Festival

6/21 Zagreb, Croatia - T Mobile InMusic Festival

6/22 Burgenland, Austria - Festivalgelande Wiesen

6/24 Warsaw, Poland - Torwar Arena

6/26 Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Rock-A-Field Festival

6/28 Paris, France - Le Zenith

6/30 London, England - Hyde Park

7/2 Arras, France - Grand Place (Main Square Festival)

7/3 Belfort, France - Les Eurockeenes

7/5 Milan, Italy - Milano Jazzin Festival

7/7 Novi Sad, Serbia - Exit Festival

7/9 Lucca, Italy - Lucca Summer Festival

7/12 Forum Ruscino, France - Argeles Sur Mer Les Deferlantes Festival

7/13 Bilbao, Spain - Guggenheim Museum

7/15 Lisbon, Portugal - Super Bock Super Rock Festival

7/17 Benicassim, Spain - Festival Internacional De Benicassim

7/30 Moncton, NB - Magnetic Hill

8/27 Ballerup, Denmark - Ballerup Super Arena

8/29 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Heineken Music Hall

8/31 Manchester, England - Manchester Evening News Arena

9/1 Edinburgh, Scotland - Edinburgh Castle