The band will kick things off with five concerts in London: a three night stand at St. John’s Church beginning January 29th and then a pair of shows at Porchester Hall beginning February 1.

After that, it’s back to North America for five nights in Montreal at the Ukranian National Foundation beginning February 6 and five nights in New York at the Judson Memorial Church beginning February 13. The band promises that more dates for 2007 will be announced in the coming weeks.

Arcade Fire’s sophomore opus, Neon Bible, is tentatively scheduled for release in March. Due to a mistake made by the band’s label, Merge Records, a pair of songs from the album, “Interventions” and “Black Wave/Bad Intentions,” are already available at iTunes. Originally only the song “Interventions” was slated for pre-album release as a charity single to benefit Partners In Health, but someone at the label accidentally uploaded “Black Wave” to iTunes.

Rather than get bent out of shape about the error, AF frontman Win Butler shrugged it off, saying in a message on the band’s web site, “I guess it is sort of charming that we can send the wrong song to the whole world with a click of a mouse – oh well.”