Arcade Fire WE tour 2022 Birmingham: tickets and presale for Utilita Arena concert, UK dates, possible setlist

The band are going on tour following the release of their sixth album

Canadian indie rock band ‘Arcade Fire’ have announced they are marking the release of their new album ‘We’ by heading out on a world tour.

The band released their latest album on 6 May 2022 and announced they would be heading on tour later this year on a schedule which includes a visit to Birmingham.

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Here’s what you need to know ahead of ticket release day.

When do Arcade Fire play in Birmingham?

The band are coming to the Utilita Arena in Birmingham on Friday, 2 September 2022 as part of their world tour.

Where else will the band play?

The show in Birmingham is one of the band’s first on the extensive European leg of the tour.

The Utilita Arena gig is the second in Europe, with the leg kicking off in Dublin on 30 August and finishing in Warsaw on 1 October.

If you can’t make it to the Birmingham show, here’s the full list of tour dates Arcade Fire are playing in Europe.

  • 30 Aug - Dublin, IE - 3Arena 
  • 2 Sept - Birmingham, UK - Utilita Arena Birmingham 
  • 3 Sept - Manchester, UK - AO Arena 
  • 5 Sept - Glasgow, UK - OVO Hydro 
  • 8 Sept - London, UK – The O2 
  • 11 Sept - Lille, FR - Zenith 
  • 12 Sept - Antwerp, BE - Sportpaleis 
  • 14 Sept - Cologne, DE - Lanxess Arena 
  • 15 Sept- Paris, FR - Accor Arena 
  • 17 Sept - Milan, IT - Mediolanum Forum 
  • 18 Sept - Munich, DE - Olympiahalle 
  • 21 Sept - Madrid, ES - WiZink Center 
  • 22 Sept - Lisbon, PT - Campo Pequeno 
  • 23 Sept - Lisbon, PT - Campo Pequeno 
  • 25 Sept - Bordeaux, FR - Arkea Arena 
  • 26 Sept - Nantes, FR - Zenith de Nantes 
  • 28 Sept - Amsterdam, NL - Ziggo Dome 
  • 29 Sept - Berlin, DE – Mercedes-Benz Arena 
  • 1 Oct - Warsaw, PL - COS Torwar

How do I get tickets to the Birmingham concert?

The tour schedule for Arcade Fire

Tickets for all of Arcade Fire’s tour dates are due to go on sale soon.

For Birmingham, there are several opportunities to get hold of tickets before they go on general sale.

The ‘WE’ album pre-sale, open to those who have purchased the new album, is open from Wednesday, 11 May at 10am.

This is also the case for the O2 Priority pre-sale.

The Live Nation presale will open on Thursday, 12 May at 10am and this will be open until 9am on Friday, 13 May.

General sale for the Birmingham gig will start at 9am on 13 May.

Tickets for all stages will be available through the Ticketmaster website.

According to the Utilita Arena Birmingham website, tickets will start at £55.70 and all prices will include service and admin fees

What is the setlist?

With the gig being several months away, it is hard to guess what the setlist will be in Birmingham.

Tracks from the new album will likely be performed, as well as plenty from the band’s back catalogue.

According to setlist.fm, this was the setlist from the band’s performance in London on 29 April.

  • Age of Anxiety I
  • Ready to Start
  • The Suburbs
  • The Suburbs (Continued)
  • Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
  • Generation A
  • My Body Is a Cage
  • Afterlife
  • Reflektor
  • Age of Anxiety II (Rabbit Hole)
  • Creature Comfort
  • Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
  • Everything Now

Encore:

  • The Lightning I
  • The Lightning II
  • Rebellion (Lies)
  • Unconditional I (Lookout Kid)
  • Wake Up

Encore 2:

  • End of the Empire I-III
  • End of the Empire IV (Sagittarius A*)

Who is the support act?

Joining Arcade Fire on the European leg of their tour is Canadian singer Leslie Feist, who is known as Feist.

The indie pop singer has released five studio albums, with the most recent titled ‘Pleasure’ coming out in 2017.

Who are Arcade Fire?

Arcade Fire are an indie rock band consisting of husband and wife Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, alongside Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury and Jeremy Gara.

The band’s current touring line-up also includes former core member Sarah Neufeld, percussionist Tiwill Duprate, saxophonist Stuart Bogie and multi-instrumentalists Paul Beaubrun and Dan Boeckner.

They have released six studio albums, including most recently ‘We’ which came out earlier this month.