Arcade Fire have announced details of their fifth album Everything Now.
They announced the follow-up to 2013’s Reflektor, which will be released on 28 July, during a surprise set at Primavera Sound in Spain.
The hour-long gig featured several new songs as well as tracks from their albums.
“We’ve made a record and we’re happy to be here,” said singer Win Bulter. The gig came two days before their headline slot at the festival on Saturday.
The band played on a specially made 360-degree stage with “EN” (‘Everything Now”) symbols written on the corners.
They performed the album’s title track for the first time as well as another new song called Creature Comfort.
You can listen to it via Lauren Laverne’s Just Added playlist here.
Ahead of the announcement, they released Everything Now exclusively on vinyl with copies of it available at the festival.
Posters linked to the band with the word “Now” printed on them, which have appeared around Europe, made some people think that would be the title of the album.
The gig confirms rumours which have been circulating for a while.
In May, they reportedly debuted six new songs during a secret show in Montreal, where all attendees were asked to check their phones in at the door.
Image caption The band wore clothes with “Now” and “EN” written on them
The band signed with Columbia Records for the release of Everything Now, ending a longstanding relationship with independent label Merge Records.
The Sony Music imprint will release their next two albums.
The band have also announced their Infinite Content tour.
They will play at Scunthorpe’s Baths Hall next Wednesday and Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange on Thursday ahead of playing at the Isle of Wight Festival a week on Saturday.
Then on 13 June they’re at Belfast’s Belsonic Festival followed by two gigs at London’s York Hall on 4 and 5 July and one date at Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl on 6 July.