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NATO Causes Arcade Fire Show Cancellation

Arcade Fire was scheduled to play a show in Lisbon, Portugal on November 18, but now Billboard reports that “security concerns” have forced the cancellation of the show. The problem: A NATO summit is in Lisbon November 19-20.

According to the band’s reps, the show’s promoters were informed that the venue, the Atlantic Pavilion, would be unavailable. The band offered to reschedule the show for a day earlier, but summit organizers weren’t having it.

Maybe someone took the band’s name literally?