Their first UK show in four years
Adam England
11:26 19th April 2022

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Arcade Fire are set to play KOKO later this month as the iconic London venue reopens after three years of restoration and redevelopment. 

The Canadian indie rockers, whose latest album ‘WE’ comes out on 6 May, will be the first act in three years to play KOKO. The famous Camden venu has undergone a £70m transformation to become a “state-of-the-art live music venue and broadcasting house” covering 50,000 square feet, from the Victorian theatre previous visitors will have been used to. Returning to its former glory in the same iconic spot on Mornington Crescent, we’re excited to see the music crowd flocking back as they unveil new features and additions.

Arcade Fire kick off the opening weekend on 29 April, and they’re followed by tech house icon Luciano on 30 April and rapper Central Cee on 31 April, the latter playing both an afternoon and an evening set.

It’s set to be Arcade Fire’s first UK show since April 2018, and will be their first since long-serving instrumentalist Will Butler left the band in 2021. Upcoming album ‘WE’ has been supported by lead single The Lightning, I, II, released last month, and a four-night run of surprise shows at New York’s Bowery Ballroom, and follows on from 2017’s Everything Now.

Among the artists already announced to be playing shows at KOKO later this year include Jorja Smith, Lianne La Havas and Honey Dijon, and they’ve been joined by some other new arrivals including Chase & Status, Flume, Obongjayar, Let’s Eat Grandma and PC Music. 

Tickets for Arcade Fire will be available from midday on Thursday 21st April 

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