Arcade Fire coming March 8 to Target Center

CHRIS RIEMENSCHNEIDER | Updated 11/15/2013

The Canadian band is making the leap to bigger venues on its 2014 tour behind the new album, "Reflektor."

After two prior gigs at the cavernous Roy Wilkins Auditorium, Arcade Fire will finally make the leap to a bigger and just slightly better venue: Target Center.

The Canadian indie-rock heroes list a March 8 date at Target Center on a new 2014 tour itinerary issued today. Minneapolis will only be the second stop on the band’s “Reflektor” tour, which will start March 6 in Kentucky. Tickets go on sale next Friday, Nov. 22, at 10 a.m. and will be priced $70.50 for the general-admission floor -- a must in this case -- and $50.50 and $30.50 for reserved seats. Pre-sale options will be offered via the band's site, and the general on-sale will be through or the arena's box office.

The tour -- set to run through August -- also includes an April 26 date at Starlight Amphitheater in Kansas City, which Twin Cities fans might consider worth a road-trip for a chance to see the band perform outside. Not much of a road-hound band, Win Butler and the gang typically only come around once per album.

Issued two weeks ago, "Reflektor" (the band's fourth album) is a sprawling 75-minute epic heavily spiked with disco-y dance grooves, which were enhanced with the help of co-producer James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem fame. The band played a few small one-off gigs in smaller venues last month, which were widely praised by critics and fans.

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