Arcade Fire has clarified their "dress code."
The band asks ticket buyers to wear "formal attire or costume." The request is listed on Ticketmaster's website for shows on the band's Reflektor Tour.
The request has drawn the ire of a lot of fans.
Now, the band is backing off of that request. In a Facebook post, the band writes, "To everyone really upset about us asking people to dress up at our shows… please relax. It's super not mandatory. It just makes for a more fun carnival when we are all in it together. So far these have been the best shows we have ever played."
Arcade Fire still prefers for concert goers to dress up. According to NME, Win Butler told a crowd at a UK show, "To anyone who felt uncomfortable dressing up, I'm not sorry...At least 70 percent of you are getting laid tonight...As long as you showered. That's the secret, boys."