By Ian Bush
PHILADELPHIA (CBS)–Tickets are now on sale for the Arcade Fire concert at the Wells Fargo Center in March.
There’s plenty of buzz around the indie rockers but also for a request the band is making of fans.
It’s printed on the ticket: “Night of show, please wear formal attire or a costume.”
A dress code, says Comcast Spectacor spokesman Ike Richman.
But getting gussied up for a show is nothing new.
“If you were to come to a Kiss concert, fans often come dressed up as Kiss. If you come to a Madonna concert, people tend to wear these extravagant outfits.”
But that’s normally a fan’s choice.
“This is really the first time at a rock show where the artist is actually requesting that you do wear formal attire or a costume.”
Although this is a “request” what would happen if concertgoers show up in jeans and a button-down?
Richman says, “Well, you won’t be turned away. Maybe you’ll have as much fun as the guy sitting next to you in a tie or the guy next to you in a costume. You’re here to rock out, and I think no matter what you wear, you’ll rock out with Arcade Fire.”
As Arcade Fire says, relax it’s just part of the “carnival” they want their shows to be.