It’s a busy time for Arcade Fire. They have a new album on the way. Their new single is a banger. Will Butler is no longer in the band. Last night, the band played their fourth show in a row in New York’s Bowery Ballroom. All four shows, announced at the last minute, were Ukraine’s benefits. At the show last night, the band welcomed their old friend David Byrne, another extremely busy guy, to the Bowery Ballroom stage, and he helped on a cover of John Lennon and Plastic Ono Band’s 1969 song “Give Peace A Chance”.
According to Brooklyn Vegan, a whole lot of remarkable things happened at last night’s Arcade Fire show. At the beginning of the extra number, Mike Myers took the stage to talk about Ukraine and reintroduce the band. After playing “Wake Up”, they debuted with the new song “Unconditional I (Lookout Kid).” Then they finished their set with Byrne. For the final song, Win Butler stood out in the crowd, singing and playing the guitar, while people in the crowd around him played percussion instruments. Butler added extra lines about Kanye West and the NFTs that I’m pretty sure were not mentioned in the original “Give Peace A Chance.” After the show, the band led another line parade through the street. Watch a lot of fan-made videos below.
Looks funny! WE is out 5/6 at Columbia.