Arcade Fire Celebrate 20 Years of 'Funeral' Amid Allegations Against Win Butler

They've announced anniversary shows in Milan and Dublin

Photo: María José Govea

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Feb 7, 2024

Arcade Fire's debut album Funeral came out nearly 20 years ago on September 14, 2004. Despite the allegations of sexual and emotional misconduct against the band's Win Butler brought forth by at least five people in 2022, the band have continued to tour — although they've lost opening acts in both Feist and Beck along the way. Now, they've announced some anniversary shows for Funeral this summer in Milan and Dublin.

“In celebration of our debut album Funeral, which came out 20 years ago, we will be playing a limited number of special concerts, and we would be honoured if you would join us,” Arcade Fire wrote on Instagram. “Black tie optional; should be Real Fun.”

So far, the shows announced will take place on July 2 in Fiera Milano in Milan, Italy, with openers TBA, and July 7 at Dublin's Malahide Castle with Echo & the Bunnymen.

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