It's a little bit sad that out of all the beautiful venues in New York City that could have visually complemented the sound of Arcade Fire, they went with MSG—but now you don't even have to step foot inside of the venue to get the concert experience. Like so many other big live shows these days (we live in the future!) it will be live streamed on YouTube. The band will be playing there August 4th and 5th, following the release of their new album The Suburbs, and the latter show will streamed live.
Drummer Jeremy Gara says, "As soon as we booked it, it felt a little ominous. Playing there by itself is pretty exciting... and now this live broadcasting." Long gone are the days the band played Mercury Lounge, but let's hope they bring back their much more intimate 2005 busking routine this year.