Photograph by Dave MacIntyre

UPDATE: This contest is now closed, the winners have been notified by email.

Few bands are capable of inspiring a rabid fervor in their fanbase like Arcade Fire. It’s hard to believe that we’ve only known about The Suburbs for about two months, with almost daily news, tracks and tour dates coming from a band that has largely been inactive since the Neon Bible tour. With the album released yesterday, what better way to celebrate than by grabbing some tickets to one of Arcade Fire’s storied live shows? Courtesy of the fine folks at Collective Concerts, we’re giving away three pairs of passes to Arcade Fire’s Toronto show on Olympic Island on Saturday, August 14. With The Sadies and Janelle Monáe opening, it’s certainly a unique bill. To enter, send an email with “Now I’m ready to start” in the subject line to and include your full name in the body. This contest closes Wednesday, August 11 at midnight. Note that these passes do not include the ferry fee, so make sure to grab some ferry tickets so you don’t miss the boat.


— , August 3, 2010    3 Comments

“Now I’m ready to start”

— Adrian Kenny, August 5, 2010

Now I’m ready to start

— Elena Nicol, August 10, 2010

Nice try, Adrian and Elena.

Everyone else, you’ve still got until tomorrow at midnight to enter this contest. Lots of people have sent us an email, but the odds are still looking good.

Arcade Fire! Good luck.

— Daniel Hernandez, August 10, 2010