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Arcade Fire to stream August 5th Madison Square Garden show live on YouTube - directed by Terry Gilliam!

Arcade Fire to stream August 5th Madison Square Garden show live on YouTube - directed by Terry Gilliam!

Arcade Fire has partnered with American Express, VEVO, and YouTube to present a live stream of their August 5 performance at Madison Square Garden in the new series "Unstaged: An Original Series from American Express." Featuring surprise musical guests and directed by Terry Gilliam (Brazil, 12 Monkeys), the performance will be live-streamed beginning at 10 p.m.

Featuring surprise musical guests and directed by Terry Gilliam (Brazil, 12 Monkeys), the performance will be live-streamed beginning at 10 p.m. EDT from the world’s most famous arena and will coincide with the band’s highly anticipated third album release, The Suburbs, on August 3.

Watch two special trailers for the event at Arcade Fire's newly launched YouTube channel!

The August 5 live-stream performance by Arcade Fire will give audiences a visually stunning home viewing experience.  Additionally, viewers can access the Arcade Fire live-stream at: www.youtube.com/arcadefirevevo.

Music enthusiasts can digitally connect to these live music experiences in ways that further blur the line between an at-home and in-concert experience:

Choose Your Cam: The audience will be able to control their viewing experience throughout the concert performance by switching between the main director's stream and a second camera to capture alternative vantage points, from backstage to the front row.

Digital “Happenings”: Featured artists will collaborate with the online audience in creative ways. In the case of Arcade Fire, fans will have the opportunity to submit photos of their suburbs which may be get featured on stage during the band’s performance of one song off their new album, The Suburbs.

“Unstaged: An Original Series from American Express,” is a new partnership with American Express and VEVO, the web’s leading premium music video and entertainment service, and YouTube, to live-stream five concerts over the course of the year. Bringing both the in-concert and at-home viewing experiences to entirely new heights, “Unstaged: An Original Series from American Express,” will feature some of the music industry’s most breakthrough artists playing at landmark venues across the country, tap some of today’s most influential filmmakers to direct the live-streams, and use digital and social media to connect the online audience to the live shows in unexpected ways.

The Suburbs is available for pre-order on CD, dbl-LP and digital download now in the Merge store.