Will Butler of Arcade Fire will release his first solo album ‘Policy’ in March and launch the record at the SXSW music conference in Austin, Texas in March.
Arcade Fire have released four albums to date. The first ‘Funeral’ came out in 2004 and the most recent ‘Reflektor’ was released in 2013.
Butler has revealed the first song from the album ‘Take My Side’ with the cryptic opening line “Where’s the fire? Let it burn’.
Will Butler – Take My Side LISTEN
Butler will release his solo record ‘Policy’ on March 10 in the USA and perform showcase gigs at SXSW on March 18, 19, 20 and 21, 2015. He will also play US dates around his SXSW launch starting in Boston on March 6.
The ‘Policy’ album will be released through Merge Records. Merge Records is the indie label started in 1989 by Laura Balance and Mac McCaughan as a way to release their own band Superchunk.
The first Merge Records record to make the Billboard Top 200 was the Arcade Fire debut ‘Funeral’ in 2004. Arcade Fire also gave Merge its first number one album with 2010’s ‘The Suburbs’.
Merge Records also released the Zooey Deschanel and M Ward collaborations She & Him until they recently departed for Sony.
Will Butler on tour
Mar 6 Boston MA – TT the Bears
Mar 7 Brooklyn NY – Baby’s All Right
Mar 12 Pittsburgh PA – Brillobox
Mar 13 Philadelphia PA – Boot & Saddle
Mar 14 Washington DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
Mar 15 Durham NC – The Pinhook
Mar 16 Atlanta GA – The Earl
Mar 18 Austin TX – SXSW
Mar 19 Austin TX – SXSW
Mar 20 Austin TX – SXSW
Mar 21 Austin TX – SXSW
Mar 24 Bloomington IN – The Bishop
Mar 26 Grand Rapids, MI – Calvin College
Mar 27 Toronto ON – Horseshoe Tavern
Mar 28 Montreal QC – Bar le Ritz PDB