by Merge

Wildly popular Canadian indie rockers Arcade Fire have come under some scrutiny as of late for suggesting a formal dress code to attending fans of their world tour, which mostly includes large arena shows, in 2014. The band posted this statement to their Facebook page:

To everyone really upset about us asking people to dress up at our shows… please relax. It's super not mandatory. It just makes for a more fun carnival when we are all in it together. So far these have been the best shows we have ever played.

No word on whether or not the band will be taking their own advice. Arcade Fire released Reflektor earlier this year; you can see those tour dates by clicking below.

11/22Paris, FRVenue TBA
11/27Blackpool, UKEmpress Ballroom
12/07Oakland, CANot So Silent Night
12/08Los Angeles, CAKROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas
03/06Louisville, KYKFC Yum Center!
03/08Minneapolis, MNTarget Center
03/10Auburn Hills, MIThe Palace of Auburn Hills
03/12Pittsburgh, PAConsol energy Center
03/13Toronto, ONAir Canada Center
03/14Ottawa, ONCanadian Tire Centre
03/16Cleveland, OHQuicken Loans Arena
03/17Philadelphia, PAWells Fargo Center
03/18Bridgeport, CTWebster Bank Arena
03/29-30Santiago, CLLollapalooza Chile
04/01-02Bueno Aires, ARLollapalooza Argentina
04/05-06Sao Paulo, BRLollapalooza Brazil
04/09Houston, TXCynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
04/10Austin, TXAustin360 Amphitheater
04/23Denver, COPepsi Center
04/26Kansas City, MOStarlight Theatre
04/27St. Louis, MOVerizon Wireless Amphitheater
04/29Columbus, OHSchottenstein Center
05/01Nashville, TNBridgestone Arena
05/02Atlanta, GAAaron's Amphiteatre at Lakewood
05/29/31Barcelona, ESPrimavera Sound
06/12-15Aarhus, DKNorthSide Festival (Denmark)
06/21-24Scheessel and Neuhausen, DEHurricane & Southside Festivals
07/30Mountain View, CAShoreline Amphitheatre
08/08Seattle, WAGorge Amphitheatre
08/11Edmonton, ABRexall Place
08/12Calgary, ABScotiabank Saddledome
08/14Winnipeg, MBMTS Centre
08/17Washington, DCVerizon Center
08/19Boston, MAComcast Center
08/22Brooklyn, NYBarclays Center
08/23Brooklyn, NYBarclays Center
08/26Chicago, ILUnited Center
08/30Montreal, QCParc Jean-Drapeau