Butler Keen To Rekindle Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire’s Win Butler has undergone surgery to rid himself of the sinus and bronchial problems that saw the band cancel a string of European shows. He expects to be fully recovered in time to start at Germany’s Hurricane Festival June 23rd.

After playing the FKP Scorpio-MCT promoted show at Scheeßel June 23rd and its twinned Hurricane Festival a day later, the act moves on to Norway – where the spring dates ended with the cancellation of an Oslo Centrum Scene show and the following gigs in Germany, France, Holland and Belgium.

The summer run is made up of some of Europe’s most prestigious outdoors, including the U.K.’s Glastonbury Festival, Switzerland’s Open Air St. Gallen, Denmark’s Roskilde, Scotland’s T In The Park, Ireland’s Oxegen, Spain’s Madrid Summercase and England’s ReadingLeeds Carling Weekend.

Other acts on the June 22-24 Hurricane and Southside festivals include Beastie Boys, Bloc Party, Bright Eyes, Die Fantastischen Vier, Editors, Five O’Clock Heroes, Frank Black, Marilyn Manson, Kings of Leon, Modest Mouse, Pearl Jam, Placebo, and Queens Of The Stone Age.