Arcade Fire have finished recording their new album, and it “should come out this year”

The follow-up to ‘Reflektor’ is in the final-stages according to drummer Jeremy Gara
Take a breath, we’ve got great news. Arcade Fire have finished recording their new album and it looks like they’re gearing up for some sort of two-year world tour.

Chatting to Red Bull Poland, drummer Jeremy Gara has let slip on a few details about that sure-to-be storming new record, confirming that the album has been recorded with the band “still mixing and trying to decide which songs will end up on the record, because we’ve recorded more than we need.”

Opening up about expectations for the record, Jeremy outlined that the band understand the expectations, but aren’t driven by them – saying “I know we’re a popular band, but we always stick to the same rule; we record until we feel that the music is ready.”

Looking ahead to a packed summer, which already includes headline festival slots across Europe including a UK Exclusive at this year’s Isle Of Wight Festival, Jeremy also seems to have pointed to a mammoth world tour in the works – noting that “I don’t know where we’re going to play, I don’t know when we start, or when we finish. From my perspective, it looks like Arcade Fire starts in April and finish around April 2019.”

That’s a big ol’ train about to kick-back into life – so while we wait eagerly for that, Arcade Fire are set to release a new live album/documentary combo with ‘The Reflektor Tapes/Live At Earls Court’ which lands on January 27th. With their show from London’s now departed Earls Court back in 2014 – it’ll warm us up nicely for what’s ahead.