Apple today announced that it will feature a live global performance of popular Canadian indie band Arcade Fire on Friday, July 27 at 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time.

Arcade Fire is promoting its upcoming album, Everything Now, which is set to be released on July 28, a day after the live Apple performance.

arcadefire
Several songs from the new album have already been released and are available on Apple Music, including the popular Everything Now single, which came out in June.


Outside of the annual Apple Music Festival, Apple has not featured many exclusive live concert performances, but the company has been pursuing exclusive content aggressively since launch.

Apple has purchased the rights to several documentaries that are exclusive to Apple Music, including Can't Stop Won't Stop featuring Sean Combs, and Kygo: Stole the Show, and it has had several exclusive album releases with artists like Frank Ocean, Drake, and Taylor Swift.

Top Rated Comments

AppleBonker Avatar
48 months ago
This band got so full of themselves once they hit it big.. even installing a dress code at their shows.


No thanks. Give me War on Drugs and then we will talk, Apple Music.
They didn’t have a dress code. They encouraged people to dress in formal wear or costumes during their Reflektor tour but it wasn’t required. God forbid a band tries to encourage the audience to have fun. I like The War on Drugs but they play it pretty safe.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lunarworks Avatar
48 months ago
One of my favourite bands, but I'm not digging what I've heard from the new album yet.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
69Mustang Avatar
48 months ago
Uh oh. This thread is going to be fairly barren. No rap music to complain about.:D:p
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
D.T. Avatar
48 months ago
Uh oh. This thread is going to be fairly barren. No rap music to complain about.:D:p
I got you covered ...

"YOU HIPSTERS GET OFF MY LAWN!!"
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dannyyankou Avatar
48 months ago
Great band, I'm looking forward to it
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sinsin07 Avatar
48 months ago
You can ask why Apple Music's priority is rap music without it being a complaint. I'm about tired of everyone saying I hate on rap for asking why that is.

Having said that, it's good to see a different genre talked about for the first time since the Beatles.
Google Search "Macrumors = Taylor Swift" ('https://www.google.com/search?q=macrumors+%3D+Taylor+Switft&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8#q=macrumors+%3D+Taylor+Swift')
MacRumors 6-25-15 "Taylor Swift to Stream Top-Selling Album '1989' on Apple Music" (285 post) ('https://www.macrumors.com/2015/06/25/taylor-swift-apple-music-1989/')
MacRumors 12-13-2015 "Taylor Swift's '1989 World Tour LIVE' Film Announced as Apple Music Exclusive" (83 post) ('https://www.macrumors.com/2015/12/13/taylor-swifts-1989-apple-music-exclusive/')

Prince
MacRumors 2-12-2017 "Prince Now Streaming on Apple Music" (19 post) ('https://www.macrumors.com/2017/02/12/prince-returns-to-apple-music/')
MacRumors 5-5-2017 "Apple Music May Become Exclusive Home to Prince's Unreleased 1983 'Purple Rain' Concert Film" (25 post) ('https://www.macrumors.com/2017/05/05/apple-music-prince-concert-film/')

After 5 hours of this thread and only 8 post, its no wonder Apple looks to Hiphop/Rap.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Top Stories

bloodoxygenapplewatch

Apple Watch Series 7 to Gain Breakthrough New Health Feature

Friday March 5, 2021 5:34 am PST by
Apple is reportedly planning to bring a new, first-of-its-kind health technology to the Apple Watch Series 7, in what could be a breakthrough for managing conditions such as diabetes more easily. According to a recent report from ETNews, the Apple Watch Series 7 will feature blood glucose monitoring via a non-invasive optical sensor. Measuring blood glucose levels, also known as blood...
imac pro featured black

Apple Confirms iMac Pro Will Be Discontinued When Supplies Run Out, Recommends 27-Inch iMac

Saturday March 6, 2021 7:33 am PST by
Apple on late Friday evening added a "while supplies last" notice to its iMac Pro product page worldwide, and removed all upgrade options for the computer, leaving only the standard configuration available to order for now. We've since confirmed with Apple that when supplies run out, the iMac Pro will no longer be available whatsoever. Apple says the latest 27-inch iMac introduced in August...
Top Stories 48

Top Stories: iPhone 13 Leaks, OLED iPads and Macs, New AirTags Evidence

Saturday March 6, 2021 6:00 am PST by
iPhone rumors are heating up, with noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo this week releasing a wide-ranging report outlining his expectations for the iPhone lineup over the next three years. This week also saw rumors about OLED displays potentially coming to iPad and Mac starting next year, increasing signs of AirTags functionality in iOS 14.5 betas, and more, so check out all of the details below! i...
Screen Shot 2021 03 08 at 1

Leaker Suggests Apple Event to Be Held on March 23

Monday March 8, 2021 2:25 am PST by
Apple will hold its first event of the year on March 23, according to information provided by a reputable Chinese leaker (via DuanRui). Apple is expected to launch AirTags, new iPads, and possibly updated AirPods at a spring event, and leaker "Kang" believes that date will be March 23. Initial speculation pointed to an event happening on March 16; however, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman shot down...
apple products refurbished store banner

Class Action Lawsuit Over Apple Providing Refurbished Replacement Devices Proceeding to Trial in August

Friday March 5, 2021 9:53 am PST by
Initially filed in 2016, a class action lawsuit that accuses Apple of violating the Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act, Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, and other U.S. laws by providing customers with refurbished replacement devices is set to proceed to trial August 16, according to a notice this week from law firm Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP. Apple's repair terms and conditions state that,...
iOS 14

Apple Releases iOS and iPadOS 14.4.1 With Security Fixes

Monday March 8, 2021 10:01 am PST by
Apple today released iOS and iPadOS 14.4.1, minor security updates that comes more than a month after the release of the iOS 14.4 update. The iOS and iPadOS 14.4.1 updates can be downloaded for free and the software is available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the new software, go to Settings > General > Software Update. According to Apple's release...
iPhone 13 Notch Feature2

iPhone 13 Rumor Recap: Smaller Notch, Larger Batteries, 120Hz for Pro Models, Improved 5G, Wi-Fi 6E, and More

Friday March 5, 2021 8:20 am PST by
While we are likely at least six months away from Apple unveiling the so-called iPhone 13 lineup, rumors about the devices are starting to accumulate, so we've put together this recap of everything that is expected so far. The upcoming iPhone 13 lineup will consist of the same four models and the same screen sizes as the iPhone 12 lineup, according to reputable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo,...
imac pro while supplies last

iMac Pro No Longer Custom Configurable, Available 'While Supplies Last'

Friday March 5, 2021 10:14 pm PST by
Apple appears to be on the verge of discontinuing the iMac Pro, with the store page for the high-end all-in-one Mac including a "While supplies last" tagline and only the base model with no custom configurations available for purchase. The iMac Pro launched in December 2017, and while there have been a few tweaks to the available configurations over the years, it has received no substantial...
apple mixed reality headset mockup feature

Kuo: Apple to Launch Mixed Reality Headset in Mid 2022 and Augmented Reality Glasses by 2025

Sunday March 7, 2021 8:27 am PST by
Apple plans to release its long-rumored mixed reality headset "in mid-2022," followed by augmented reality glasses by 2025, well-regarded analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said today in a research note with TF International Securities, obtained by MacRumors. "We predict that Apple's MR/AR product roadmap includes three phases: helmet type by 2022, glasses type by 2025, and contact lens type by...
smart contact lens

Kuo: Apple May Release Augmented Reality Contact Lenses in 2030s

Sunday March 7, 2021 9:34 am PST by
In a research note shared with MacRumors, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo today predicted that Apple will release augmented reality "contact lenses" in the 2030s. Kuo said the lenses will bring electronics from the era of "visible computing" to "invisible computing." Mojo Vision smart contact lens Kuo said the lenses are "unlikely to have independent computing power and storage," suggesting that they...