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Thousands Treated to Arcade Fire Outdoor Hollywood Show

The band Arcade Fire drew thousands of fans to a performance outside the Capitol Records building in Hollywood on Tuesday evening to roll out the new album “Reflektor.”

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Arcade Fire at a 2011 performance in Kansas City, Mo. (Credit: Sara Meier/flickr via Creative Commons)

The event was set for rush hour at the company’s Vine Street headquarters in central Hollywood, just off the 101 Freeway.

Vine Street was closed between Hollywood Boulevard and Yucca Street, a Capitol Records spokeswoman said.

The Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollywood Station warned people in Twitter to avoid the area due to heavy traffic in the area of Vine, Yucca Street and Argyle Avenue, all of which border the Capitol Records’ iconic tower.

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A file photo of the Capitol Records building in Hollywood. (Credit:
Jim Sneddon/flickr via Creative Commons)

Attendees were told via email to wear their best attempt to “Be a Reflektor,” with a Pinterest page provided for inspiration. Tickets were free but available by invitation or via social media challenges on musicexperiment.com.

The show was being put on in conjunction with the Music Experiment 2.0, an Intel and MTV site that planned to stream the performance online, The Los Angeles Times reported.

Tickets to the Montreal-based band’s Halloween performance at the Hollywood Palladium reportedly sold out in minutes on Saturday.

The band, which won an “Album of the Year” Grammy in 2010 for “The Suburbs,” its last release, is performing the Los Angeles shows and other concerts under the name The Reflektors.