Pop Montreal News: Free Arcade Fire Show

We are happy to announce a very special BIG SHOW we have planned for the 10th anniversary of the POP Montreal festival. SiriusXM Canada will present and broadcast a free outdoor show by The Arcade Fire on Thursday, September 22nd, at the place des Festivals of Quartier des Spectacles in downtown Montreal. The show is a grand thank you by The Arcade Fire to Montreal, Quebec and Canada and will celebrate an amazing year for the band where they toured the world in support of their outstanding record, The Suburbs, and won awards for album of the year at The Junos, The Brits, and The Grammys. "Our band couldn't exist without Montreal. After having had the chance to tour extensively around the world, we're very excited to finally come home. And to do so the Montreal way, we hoped to play a free outside show, on the very last day of summer as a big 'Thank you' to the beautiful city we love so much", says Régine Chassagne, member of The Arcade Fire, "We're happy to be a part of the 10th anniversary of POP Montreal. And we're proud to play a role in the French release of Tracy Kidder's Mountains Beyond Mountains, (Soulever les montagnes) -a book that has influenced our lives and our careers. Hoping to see you at the show… we're crossing our fingers for great weather." Montreal's own Karkwa, 2010 Polaris Prize winners, will open up the event.

We would like to thank our production partner evenko for helping us mount this amazing concert as well as all our funders, partners and sponsors that are helping make this possible. SiriusXM Canada, Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, Agence Métropolitaine de Transport (AMT), ALDO, McAuslan, La Ville de Montréal, le ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire (MAMROT), SODEC, Tourism Quebec and Tourism Montreal, who all have been integral in putting this event together. We thank them for supporting and continuing to support Canadian Independent Music.

SiriusXM Canada will broadcast the live concert exclusively for Sirius and XM subscribers throughout Canada and the U.S. on Sirius channels 152 and 161 and XM channel 151. This live broadcast is the latest opportunity for SiriusXM subscribers to experience unique and exclusive live musical performances from some of Canada's most influential artists.

The show will take place during the In Town, Without my Car ! event in Montreal organised by the Agence métropolitaine de transport and CAM, an amazing initiative we are pleased to support with a concert that will animate the downtown core. We are pleased to work with the great local company ALDO who, like the band and the festival, is a company that has sprung from Montreal to planet-wide fame. In keeping with the themes of environmental responsibility, ALDO is proud to by an official partner and will provide free eco-responsible water stations for concert attendees.

The show will coincide with the French release of Tracy Kidder's book Mountains Beyond Mountains (Soulever les montagnes), which documents the story of Paul Farmer, one of the founders of Partners In Health. For this show, the band is offering a special deal: as of today the first 100 people to make a 200$ + donation to KANPE will receive 2 passes to the VIP area at the show and a copy of the book. To participate visit kanpe.org. KANPE is a Montreal-based partner organization of Partners In Health dear to the band's heart. KANPE's work seeks to reverse the cycle of poverty in Haiti by encouraging financial independence, and enabling every person to live healthy and with dignity. VIP access for the show can also be acquired by purchasing a Super Pass on POP Montreal's website, where an option to donate to KANPE will be available to all.

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POP Montreal presents:
HEPPNER DOES ZAPPA w/ guest Mahogany Frog
Friday, September 23, 2011
Cinéma L'Amour, 4015 St-Laurent blvd
doors 11pm, show 11:30pm
Tickets 12$ av / 15$ door

POP Montreal presents:
Gary Lucas' Captain Beefheart Symposium
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Cinéma L'Amour, 4015 St-Laurent
doors 11pm, show 12am
Tickets 12$ av/ 15$ door

Pop Montreal and Tee Pee Records present:
Quest for Fire + Burning Love + Naam + ELKS
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Le Divan Orange, 4234 Saint-Laurent blvd
doors 9pm, show 10pm
Tickets 10$ av/ 12$ door

Pop Montreal and Passovah present:
Miracle Fortress + Gobble Gobble + Mozart's Sister + Cotton Mouth + Cousins + DJ Thomas Carlo Promise
Friday, September 23, 2011
Mission Santa Cruz, 60 Rachel West
doors 7pm, show 8pm
Tickets 12$ av/ 15$ door

POP Montreal and Blue Skies Turn Black present:
Dirty Beaches + Frankie Rose + guests
Friday, September 23, 2011
Il Motore, 179 Jean-Talon West
doors 9pm, show 10pm
Tickets 11$ av/ 13$ door

POP Montreal, Out of This Spark and Rempire present:
Oh Bijou + Forest City Lovers + Evening Hymns + Snowblink + Tasseomancy
Friday. September 23, 2011
O Patro Vys, 356 Mont-Royal East
doors 8:30pm, show 9:30pm
Tickets 12$ av/ 15$ door

POP Montreal presents
Philémon Chante + Lindi Ortega + Charlotte Cornfield
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Ukrainian Federation, 5213 Hutchison
doors 7pm, show 8pm
Tickets 15$ av/ 17$ door

POP Montreal and ELAN present:
"THE SEASON", a Musical by Socalled
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Théâtre Outremont, 1248 Bernard West
doors 7:30pm, show 8:30pm
Tickets 20$ available on admission.com

POP Montreal and evenko/Greenland present:
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks + guests
Friday, September 23, 2011
Corona Theatre, 2490 Notre-Dame East
doors 7pm, show 8pm
Tickets 25.50$ av/ 27.15$ door

Neon & Highfood and POP Montreal present:
"Peter Hook & The Light perform Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures"
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Club Soda, 1225 St-Laurent blvd
doors 7pm, show 8pm
Tickets 30$ av/ 35$ door

Pop Montreal and Tee Pee Records present:
Quest for Fire + Burning Love + Naam + ELKS
Thursday, september 22 2011
Le Divan Orange, 4234 St-Laurent blvd
doors 9pm, show 10pm
Tickets 10$ av/ 12$ door

Pop Montreal et Passovah présentent :
Miracle Fortress + Gobble Gobble + Mozart's Sister + Cotton Mouth + Cousins + DJ Thomas Carlo Promise
Friday, September 23, 2011
Mission Santa Cruz, 60 Rachel West
doors 7pm, show 8pm
Tickets 12$ av/ 15$ door

POP Montreal presents:
Jean Leloup & The Last Assassins + guests - ALBUM LAUNCH!!
Friday, September 23, 2011
Rialto Theatre, 5723 Parc ave
doors 8pm, show 9pm
Tickets 49$

POP Montreal and evenko/Greenland present:
Girls + guests
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Corona Theatre, 2490 Notre-Dame West
doors 7pm, show 8pm
Tickets 18$ av/ 23.15$ door

POP Montreal presents:
REDD KROSS + Les Breastfeeders
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Rialto Theatre, 5723 Parc ave
doors 8pm, show 9pm
Tickets 20$ av/ 22$ door

POP Montreal presents:
Marie-Jo Thério’s "Laboratoire" + guests
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Ukrainian Federation, 5213 Hutchison
doors 7pm, show 8pm
Tickets 20$ av/ 24$ door

POP Montreal and evenko present:
YUCK + guests
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Cabaret du Mile End, 5240 Parc ave
doors 8:30pm, show 9:30pm
Tickets 18$ av/ 20$ door

POP Montreal presents:
The Raincoats + guests
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Cabaret du Mile End, 5240 Parc ave
doors 8pm, show 9pm
Tickets 25$

POP Montreal presents:
The Ponderosa Stomp Revue
w/ The Velvelettes + Ralph Soul Jackson + Lil' Buck & The Buckaroos + Bobby Allen
Friday, September 23, 2011
Cabaret du Mile End, 5240 Parc ave
doors 8:30pm, show 9:30pm
Tickets 30$ av/ 35$ porte

POP Montreal and Neon & Highfood present:
Hippos in Tanks showcase
w/ Ford & Lopatin + D'eon + CFCF
Saturday, September 24, 2011
SAT, 1220 St-Laurent blvd
doors 8pm, show 9pm
Tickets 14$ av/ 16$ door

POP Montreal and Blue Skies Turn Black present:
Liam Finn + Marques Toliver + guests
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
O Patro Vys, 356 Mont-Royal East
doors 8pm, show 9pm
Tickets 15$

POP Montreal and Blue Skies Turn Black present:
Liturgy + CAVE + PC Worship
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Il Motore, 179 Jean-Talon West
doors 8pm, show 9pm
Tickets 12$ av/ 15$ door

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