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Arcade Fire to appear in own TV special

Arcade Fire to appear in own TV special

Arcade Fire/ are to appear in their own concert special on American TV later this month.

The band are booked in as musical guests on the season premiere of NBC's Saturday Night Live on September 28, and straight after the episode ends the same network will broadcast a 30-minute Arcade Fire concert special, Consequence of Sound has confirmed. NBC's Arcade Fire special will celebrate the release of the band's forthcoming album Reflektor but at present no further details about the show are known.

Reflektor, the band's fourth album, is set for release on October 28. Frontman Win Butler recently described the album, which is a double, as a "mash-up of Studio 54 and Haitian voodoo".

Pre-orders for the Reflektor double album have now opened up at Arcadefire.com, with the website stating that early orders will come with first access to ticket sales for special shows as well as the band's forthcoming world tour.

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